ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Video: Inventor of the GFCI self-testing shocks
by Bill Addiss. 01/17/18 11:11 PM
FPE in Germany
by HotLine1. 01/17/18 07:07 PM
VDE 0100 to introduce AFCIs
by LongRunner. 01/17/18 10:32 AM
Fujifilm Recalls Power Adapter Wall Plugs
by Admin. 01/16/18 07:04 PM
Air Compressor feeder conductor sizing
by Potseal. 01/15/18 09:08 PM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
SE cable question
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 14 guests, and 14 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Identification of Conductors #96889
01/04/06 07:02 PM
01/04/06 07:02 PM
S
ShockMe77  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
Whether it be 277/480, 120/ 240, or 120/ 208 V.A.C., do conductors need to be indentified at LB's?

How about neutral wires in LB's on a 120/ 240 residential service?

2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
Re: Identification of Conductors #96890
01/04/06 07:52 PM
01/04/06 07:52 PM
B
bot540  Offline
Member
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 174
Vernon Hills, IL
I'm going to guess no on your first question unless you have conductors of different voltage systems.Meaning 277/120 in the same LB. Read 210.5{neutrals included 200.6(D)}
Neutrals should be white unless they're no #6 or larger, which then the only need to be identified at termination points 200.6(B).


Jesus may have been a capenter,but God was an electrician.Genesis1:3
Re: Identification of Conductors #96891
01/04/06 08:10 PM
01/04/06 08:10 PM
S
ShockMe77  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
I asked about the 277/ 480 thing because of a job I was on today where none of the conductors were not identified in a trough. They weren't terminated there either. I've had an ongoing disagreement with one of the other guys at the company about identifying neutral conductors at an LB on a residential service. I never had to idnetify them in the past, why all of a sudden now do I need to do this now?

Re: Identification of Conductors #96892
01/04/06 08:13 PM
01/04/06 08:13 PM
renosteinke  Offline
Cat Servant
Member
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
I believe the code requires the neutrals and grounds to be marked wherever they are accessible- which, strictly speaking, would include LB's. Yet, I've neither seen this done, nor seen it enforced.

Now, were there splices made in the wires, then marking them seems to be "common sense."

Re: Identification of Conductors #96893
01/04/06 08:44 PM
01/04/06 08:44 PM
J
Jim M  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 457
Chestertown, MD, USA
One of my only 2 gigs in 10 years has been for not having coductors identified in an LB.

Re: Identification of Conductors #96894
01/04/06 09:48 PM
01/04/06 09:48 PM
B
bot540  Offline
Member
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 174
Vernon Hills, IL
Jim what do you mean by gig? Failure I assume. I've only heard that word in reference to a job.(ie that would be a nice gig to have)


Jesus may have been a capenter,but God was an electrician.Genesis1:3
Re: Identification of Conductors #96895
01/04/06 10:24 PM
01/04/06 10:24 PM
G
gfretwell  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,166
Estero,Fl,usa
Quote
"gig?"

Sounds like a Navy man to me.
[Linked Image]


Greg Fretwell

Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
watersparkfalls
watersparkfalls
Washington...Not DC
Posts: 222
Joined: March 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
sparky 22
Admin 20
Potseal 13
Popular Topics(Views)
243,530 Are you busy
180,334 Re: Forum
170,823 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.019s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9833 MB (Peak: 1.1378 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-01-18 05:35:21 UTC