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Old 10-09-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Grouping of disconnects on a duplex.

Do you need to group your disconnects on a multi family dwelling? Is there an exception to not have to?
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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I think your install would fall under this illustration.
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In the picture below. 1 service drop. As you can see there is damage due to a tree branch hitting the drop which is attached to the mast that is pulled.
What would be required of you to repair this to code?
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With one service drop the discos must be grouped.
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With one service drop the discos must be grouped.
That is they way I always assumed. I think it is 230.72?
Anyways. I gave a price. HO claimed this happened before and they passed it without disconnects back in 2012.
I called code enforcement and was told not requred unless it is more than 3.
I am going to check out ammendments although I do not remember seeing an exception there.
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Has your jurisdiction has adopted and of the NEC code cycles this century?
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Has your jurisdiction has adopted and of the NEC code cycles this century?
We are on 2008 but still only AFCI protect bedrooms and do not require weather resistant receptacles for outdoor use.
I quoted this lady 2.5-3k to bring this up to code. But apparently what I see as code compliant is seen different to my jurisdiction.
This is why I stay confused.
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So if code enforcement grants an energizing permit w/o disco's , no worries unless they send the 'new guy' out Ashock?....~CS~
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Don't worry, some parts are like that round my neck of the woods. If it meets 110.12, it gets passed.
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So if code enforcement grants an energizing permit w/o disco's , no worries unless they send the 'new guy' out Ashock?....~CS~
I have not seen a new inspector since I have been in this trade, but it is a crap shoot as to what passes and what does not. This is why I rather do the work per code unless I have a local code that tells me different.
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I was looking through our local codes and can only find this.


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1501.3 Location of Disconnects in Multiple Occupancy Buildings. - Service disconnects for multiple occupancy buildings shall be located either outside or in a common meter room directly accessible to an outside entrance, or an accessible one-hour fire-resistant-rated corridor room. The common meter room shall be separated by a minimum of one-hour fireresistant-rated walls from the rest of the building. The outside entrance to the corridor and/or to the common meter room shall be properly identified and provided with a Knox box or equal for access.
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1601.2 Voltage of 250 Volts or Less. - On residential occupancies where voltage between conductors is 250 volts and less, the following requirements shall govern: 1. All multiple occupancy dwelling buildings may have the disconnecting means for each metered tenant grouped at the point of either underground or overhead service attachment. The disconnecting means for each metered tenant may consist of not more than six fused switches or six circuit breakers in a common enclosure or a group of separate enclosures. The disconnecting means for not more than 6metered tenants may be grouped at the point of service attachment. Groups of disconnecting means shall be separated by 10 feet or greater distance between adjacent ends to qualify as separate groups.

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