How would you write this?

Originally Posted By: kluce
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I came across this today and thought I would ask you how you would write this up. Unprotected wires going to electric meter. What I’m thinking sound fine but I think there is a better way of writting it.


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The wires are hard to see but they are at the bottom of the pipe going into the ground.


Originally Posted By: smcintire
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Maybe I’m Blind? All I see is a conduit for Phone service, Grounding wire for your service going to a grounding rod and a wire on the gas meter line to help locate the pipe under ground. icon_question.gif


Originally Posted By: smcintire
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I forgot I was inside took my sunglasses off I see now icon_redface.gif Is that the service line I can barely see it?


Originally Posted By: kluce
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The conduit that goes behind the gas meter where the service wires goes to the meter. I wrote it up as wires need to be protected to prevent personal injury. I figured there is was a better way of saying this. Anything to help prevent lawsuits.


Originally Posted By: tallen
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Lateral service line has exposed wires at ground level. These wires should be protected from accidental damage that may pose a safety hazard. Therefore we recommend further evaluation by a licensed/qualified electrician.


Or something like that

Hope this helps


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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: roconnor
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kluce wrote:
I wrote it up as wires need to be protected to prevent personal injury.

Sounds good ... ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)

For direct buried service wires, that rigid conduit should extend down to a depth of 18" for "protection from damage" (IRC E3703.3) ... to help prevent personal injury and interruption of service.


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Robert that is a code reference. We can’t do that icon_confused.gif



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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: roconnor
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tallen wrote:
Robert that is a code reference. We can't do that ![icon_confused.gif](upload://qv5zppiN69qCk2Y6JzaFYhrff8S.gif)


Not in a report ... but here you can. I think his statement sounded good, as was just giving him some back up. After all an HI does use the model codes as a guide ...

[I also strongly believe that HI's should at least have a working knowledge of model codes like the IRC, and should have a copy of at least the basic CodeCheck field guide]

Just my opinion and 2-nickels


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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10-4


I just did not want him to get the wrong idea.

I keep all the pertinent code references ,but I never put a reference in a report.


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Originally Posted By: roconnor
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tallen wrote:
I keep all the pertinent code references ,but I never put a reference in a report.

10-4 ... I agree ... ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)


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