What's Wrong Here?

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Three strikes and you’re out! First, the junction box, located just below the panelboard, is missing its cover. Second, there are open, unused spaces in the panelboard. And third, the circuit directory in the panelboard is not properly filled out.

As per 314.25, each box in a completed installation is required to have a cover, faceplate, lampholder, or luminaire (fixture) canopy, except where the installation complies with 410.14(B). In addition, unused openings for circuit breakers and switches are required to be closed using identified closures, or other approved means that provide protection substantially equivalent to the wall of the enclosure (408.7). And the requirements of 110.12(A) call for you to cover unused cable or raceway openings in boxes, raceways, auxiliary gutters, cabinets, cutout boxes, meter socket enclosures, equipment cases, or housings so they are effectively closed, thus affording protection substantially equivalent to the wall of the equipment.

Although it’s a little difficult to see, the panelboard directory is blank. As per 110.22, each disconnecting means is required to be legibly marked to indicate its purpose, unless it’s located and arranged so the purpose is evident. The marking is required to be of sufficient durability to withstand the environment involved. And the requirements of 408.4 state, “Every circuit and circuit modification must be legibly identified as to its clear, evident, and specific purpose or use. The identification shall include sufficient detail to allow each circuit to be distinguished from all others. The identification shall be included in a circuit directory that is located on the face or inside of the panel door in the case of a panelboard, and located at each switch on a switchboard.”

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Hey Joe…good stuff.

Just a note…you may want to just paste some of that info here rather than linking members away from the actual nachi site. On some things it is probably fine but in most cases posting the images here and examples here may help the members even more.

Just a note is all my friend.

Paul:

Thanks very much for your suggestions. The links above were a quick copy and paste. I will try to avoid links of this type. The following information is the entire UL Directory and is much too large.

Do a right click and Save Target as a PDF file on your desktop

http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrfiles/U/UL_WhiteBook.pdf

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George:

I was reminded of the issues here so I developed the dirty dozen](http://www.joetedesco.org/pictviol.pdf), – right click on the microphone icon upper left and hear the short stories.

UPDATE:

Some of the links were broken, here’s a new link for the articles and inspection tips posted during the last 10 years.

http://ecmweb.com/nec/whats_wrong_here/

http://www.youtube.com/v/HKjAmaH6xxk&rel=1

Thanks

Thanks Joe!!

My pleasure!

Here’s another update concerning post #4 above in this thread:

(http://www.ul.com/regulators/2007USWhiteBookFinal.pdf)