If I change one circuit in an existing panelboard will the electrical inspector require me to re do the entire directory??
408.4 Circuit Directory. All circuits and circuit modifications shall be legibly identified as to purpose or use on a circuit directory located on the face or inside of the panel door in the case of a panelboard, and at each switch on a switchboard.
Joe: A change of the circuit that was modified is all that I would require. "White-out" over the old, and write-in the new. Or, a label over the old, with the new info.
Legible, or semi-legible.
I prefer that the "ID" is in english, and if another language is necessary, then that language as a sub-title. Had this "language" barrier problem a few times; the NEC states "marked", but does not reference a language. I say, this is America and english is our official language. John
Re: What's the verdict?#82817 12/18/0205:12 PM12/18/0205:12 PM
You guys are hittin on a sore subject. Again we get down to the nitty gritty of the code. Here in NJ if I was inspecting the job, If you add a new circuit to a panel, then I would expect you to mark YOUR new circuit breaker. I would not expect you to go back and mark every other breker in the panel. (I would love it if you did, but I don't think that I can enforce it.) If you move breakers around in the panel to make room for a new breaker, then by all means, you should be responsible for all the breakers you touch. And as for the language, in my opinion it should be in AMERICAN. I am not prejudice by any means, ( My 1 set of grandparents came from Italy, and my other from England/Holland and my wife's from Poland.) Cause I am kinda like an "All American Mutt" or a "Heinz 57"type. As for "ANY" language being the second language, well that is a big order to fill. There are thousands of people of every race, creed and color, who live in our country and each and everyone of them would like their native langauge to be the second choice. When my Italian grandparents came to the USA, the made sure that they spoke our langauge. What would happen if I went to Europe? Or Asia? etc., could I speak American? Wouldn't I have to learn their language?
(Stepping off soap box.)
Re: What's the verdict?#82822 12/18/0209:30 PM12/18/0209:30 PM
Sparky: I've seen your example, and technically, that qualifies as "marked". Also seen "outlets.....lights" repetivley, and a whole lot of other "excuses".
Scott35: You are the kind of guy that I like to inspect.
Harold: My language comments were not prejudicial (? spelling), but the Town that I inspect in has a large Asian population, and some of the comm jobs inquired about marking directories in Chineese, Korean, etc.
Tom: As to what makes English "official", some other members have voiced opinions. I say, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution, were written in english, so.....
Re: What's the verdict?#82823 12/19/0205:09 AM12/19/0205:09 AM