680.44 should not be used, on the package unit, the unit was not field assy, it was built in a factory, not the field, so that brings us to the inspector, so why should he take on the liability for passing something, that was wired by factory workers, thet may or, may not be qualified to wire the package, it looks like listed spas, is the only answer, unless the EC wants to take on the liability of the unit wiring, and i don't think his insurance underwriter would be very pleased if he did.
Les: Petey makes a point......I just had a thought...how about the "Inplant Inspector"?? DCA has a classification of "Inplant Inspector"; now I have something else to inquire about.
OK, now have you seen a UL label on a whirlpool? (Hydromassage Tub) Also, how about a pool? Inground or above ground? The filter/pump assembly is labeled, the heater is labeled, the pipes a NSF labeled, but...????
Glad to hear from someone in the trenches, yes, I always thought the way Petey does, until i ran into this problem, and yes from my point of view i agree with him, i did my job, however is the inspector going to look for a listed package, remember the package is not like a pool, which is field inspected, because listed equipment was wired in the field, whereas the spa is pre wired, not wired in the field.
For the light poles, how did you guess, yes import.
On the In Plant inspector, years back we built everything from control panels, to complete packaging lines, all without listing or inspection.
So at least i know, when i do non listed spa installs in Double Rodville, they will pass.
Thanks for the reply, shure wanted to hear from the other side.
<opinion alert> IMHO One of the problems with inspectors actually approving a design in the field is their workload. Around here they may be doing 30 or more a day so they don't really have time for an in depth inspection that they are willing to sign their name to. It is a lot easier for the CBO to simply say "no listing, no go" and err on the safe side.