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#24176 - 04/07/03 12:43 PM PLUG & CORDS  
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looking for feelings of changing cord caps to meet the nec requirements
ex: pool equipment that does not come with a twistlock from factory and is not hardwired ? THANKS GEO


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#24177 - 04/07/03 06:59 PM Re: PLUG & CORDS  
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My experience with these is that the cords that are not twistlock type seem to be #14. I think that they are supposed to be #12 (local rule maybe). I usually change the cord and cap to a 20 amp twistlock type.


#24178 - 04/07/03 07:00 PM Re: PLUG & CORDS  
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Geo:
Comments that I have heard.....
Cut a "factory" cord cap off, and you void the warranty.
Cut a "factory" cord cap off, and you void the UL Listing.

Don't know IF the above are facts or fiction.

Local AHJ provided this info:
Pool filter mfg (large and in local area) will provide a "factory" twistlock cap & cord upon request, if the unit came with a straight blade cap. I have copies of the mfg "note", and give it to people who are in a bind.

Perhaps Don (Resqcapt19) has some insight on the "rumors"
John


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#24179 - 04/07/03 07:05 PM Re: PLUG & CORDS  
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Hmm,

Some guys got in ahead of me here. [Linked Image]

EmanScott:
The requirement for 12 AWG (permanent pools) can be found in 680.21(A)(1), and the required length (3 ft) is in 680.21(A)(5)

Bill

[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 04-07-2003).]



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