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Originally Posted By: joetedesco
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Inquest to be held into girl’s electrocution


A coronial inquest will be held into the death of a seven-year-old girl who was electrocuted in Tennant Creek earlier this year.


Kumanjay Presley was playing in the backyard of her housing commission flat in Blain Street on a hot afternoon in March.

She touched the metal frame of an evaporative airconditioning unit and 220 volts of electricity shot through her small body. She died at the scene.

Her death sparked an audit of airconditioners in public housing across the Territory.

Chief coroner Greg Cavanagh will hold the inquest at the Tennant Creek courthouse over three days in April.


Originally Posted By: dandersen
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HVAC Manufacturers installation requires sufficient clearance to other objects for free air flow through the condensing unit as well as the subject of clearance for the electrical disconnect service panels.


There is insufficient clearance for proper access to the condenser control panel as well.


Originally Posted By: Thomas Ogryski
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Joe,


If i had a buck for everytime I've seen this particular violation, both of us could retire. ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif) ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)


Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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?Accessible, Readily: (Readily accessible.)?: Capable of being reached quickly for operation, renewal, or inspections, without requiring those to whom ready access is requisite to climb over or remove obstacles or to resort to portable ladders, chairs, etc.?


This disconnecting means is permitted to be installed on or within the air-conditioning equipment. An air-conditioner or heat pump compressor is generally located on a concrete pad located at the outside of a one- or two-family dwelling. It may also be located under the house in a crawl space or on the roof. It is important to remember that the definitions of within sight and readily accessible have a significant meaning in this application.

The disconnecting means is usually located next to the air-conditioning unit and is, therefore, considered as being readily accessible since the proper working space should be provided in accordance with NEC Section 110-26.

However, where the disconnecting means is located ?behind or above? the air conditioning unit, accessibility to the disconnect will be hindered and will be in violation of the working space requirements of NEC Section 110-26(a). This type of installation is incorrect and still remains as a very common problem in the field.

The purpose of the required disconnecting means is to provide a ?ready and visible means? of disconnect for the person who will service or repair the equipment. The requirements of NEC Article 430, where a ?locking type? of disconnecting means may be permitted out-of-sight of the motor, are not applicable for this equipment.

Note: A disconnecting means as described above is not required for cord- and plug-connected equipment such as room air conditioners.

Working Space
Working space about electrical equipment that is likely to ?require examination, adjustment, servicing, or maintenance while energized?N must be provided in accordance with Table 110-26(a). The working clearance must be in the direction of access to the equipment, or the part of the equipment, that is likely to be worked on while there are live exposed parts. It is very common for service persons to examine or test this equipment while it is energized.

Generally, this working space is 30 inches wide and 36 inches deep. Compliance with this working space rule requires that consideration be given to providing safe access at the time the equipment is being installed. Clear working space is required in front of access panels on this equipment.


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Originally Posted By: rwashington
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Ditto Tim



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Originally Posted By: rwashington
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Oops. Ditto Tom



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Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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lol…ahhhh…OK



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Originally Posted By: Jay Moge
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i’m not a big guy (5’7’’ 165lb) and i wouldn’t want to work on that unit. icon_cool.gif


Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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lol…sad to say it wont be the last one you see like this…thank goodness for 110-26…I also can’t see my butt behind that unit…oh wait…I have been behind a unit like that…not fun.


Got my butt crack caught in the vent slots......created a Whislting Gap Syndrome when the unit came on....lol

Great PIC Joe.......makes it easy for me to explain the NEC ruling on a obvious picture like that...lol


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Originally Posted By: Jay Moge
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Hey Paul? does an Electricians crack have the same code as a Plumbers crack? icon_cool.gif


Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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No…we only get 1-2 inches of crack space…but we spackle the rest and no one ever checks…lol



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Originally Posted By: dandersen
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This clearance requirement goes for Holly and sticker bushes also, which are inherently planted next to HVAC equipment and electrical disconnects.!


I was reinspecting a main subpanel which was rejected in my first inspection from overheating and loose connections. On the reinspection, nothing was repaired and the panel erupted in flame. Attempting to shut the main off on the exterior of the house, which was covered in trees and bushes was not accessible (and written up in the first report). I propped my feet against the side of the house to push the trees back to get the panel open, the main breaker would not shut off. I slammed it with the heel of my hand and the main panel erupted in flame also! ![icon_evil.gif](upload://1gvq2wV2azLs27xp71nuhZOKiSI.gif)


Originally Posted By: Jay Moge
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YIKES!!! good thing they listened to you the first time. icon_rolleyes.gif


Originally Posted By: tallen
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New unit and it would appear it was to hard to move it 3 feet. icon_confused.gif






I went the extra mile and pulled this cover to check the fusses, and one of them was over rated. Go figure.


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Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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eekks…now talk about NO space…



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