How are we to apply the new language to circuit directory's for panels?
Better yet...how are inspectors going to enforce the new language of 408.4???
For instance I mark some of my branch circuits in panels as Bedroom, Bedroom, Bedroom/smoke detectors, kitchen counter plugs, kitchen counter plugs, etc
Am I now going to have to "include sufficeint detail" and label like this...
Northwest bedroom plugs, Southwest bedroom plugs and lights in da closets of the Northwest and Southwest bedrooms, Kitchen counter plugs near the sink, Kitchen counter plugs by the refridgerator and the one over by the wall oven too,etc...
I think that is the point for the new wording of the article. I always marked that way anyway. What good are three or four circuits marked "Bedroom"? It makes sense that if you are going to lable that you actually label with enough info to make some sense out of it.
Re: 408.4 2005 NEC#98705 02/19/0509:01 AM02/19/0509:01 AM
Most residential loadcenters only provide a small 1" x 1" labeling area next to the breaker to identify its purpose...which makes it difficult for sufficeint detailed labeling of branch circuits that feed multiple areas.
Do any of you actually type up a seperate directory?
Re: 408.4 2005 NEC#98706 02/19/0509:13 AM02/19/0509:13 AM
Ok so we want to improve the system, so we ask for all the connected equipment and outlets to be posted at the directory, so now the homeowner runs to the panel in a panic, finds a schedule with a confusing short story of every outlet and piece of equipment on a circuit, with, north, south east, west locations, at this point, the panic increases, as they try to understand what turns what off. How about a flow chart posted at the panel.