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Mounting two disconnects on one plate is it ok. I thought I read somewhere that motor disconnects can no longer share a mounting plate like top photo. Was asked to put two smaller disco. On bottom photo. On one plate Is this still permitted.
 

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Mounting two disconnects on one plate is it ok. I thought I read somewhere that motor disconnects can no longer share a mounting plate like top photo. Was asked to put two smaller disco. On bottom photo. On one plate Is this still permitted.
Just thought I seen a discussion here that doesn’t permit two disconnects on one mounting plate. The first picture was an example of two Disco. On one plate second picture of where I’m mounting two motor disconnects on one plate.
 

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Never heard such a rule. Might be a local thing?
 
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The Electrical code is not a design manual.
Not for design but to be able to identity a motor disconnect so that there is no confusion, everyone I work with says I’m crazy but I know I seen it here somewhere was added to the code in 2019 but I can find it in 430 just wish I would have screen shot it or at least reacted to it so I can find it on my feed, or maybe I just misunderstood. Oh well I’m here to surround myself around professionals so I’m sure someone will correct me. Will post outcome in future post.
 

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Not for design but to be able to identity a motor disconnect so that there is no confusion
Why would the disconnect not be clearly marked for the equipment it feeds? Especially on a new install or upgrade....
 

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Never heard of such a requirement.
If that was something in the code then is it wrong to mount two disconnects on the same wall?
 

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Years ago it was common to mount 2 or more disconnects together with nipples then pull wire through one into the next one. You are no longer allowed to do that.
Maybe that is the rule you are thinking of.
 

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Years ago it was common to mount 2 or more disconnects together with nipples then pull wire through one into the next one. You are no longer allowed to do that.
Maybe that is the rule you are thinking of.
Really? Is this code or just the job specs yoI are working under?

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Really? Is this code or just the job specs yoI are working under?

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Im not good at code references but its to do with separate power sources using a disconnect or breaker panel as a raceway. I presume you can still daisy chain them using the same power source.

One of the few things i agree with as changing a disconnect that has been used as a raceway sucks.
 

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Im not good at code references but its to do with separate power sources using a disconnect or breaker panel as a raceway. I presume you can still daisy chain them using the same power source.

One of the few things i agree with as changing a disconnect that has been used as a raceway sucks.
Mounting two disconnects on one plate is it ok. I thought I read somewhere that motor disconnects can no longer share a mounting plate like top photo. Was asked to put two smaller disco. On bottom photo. On one plate Is this still permitted.
Years ago it was common to mount 2 or more disconnects together with nipples then pull wire through one into the next one. You are no longer allowed to do that.
Maybe that is the rule you are thinking of.
 

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Not to be argumentative, but the reference is for switchgear.
And equipment mounted in switch gear.
I believe the disconnects are for servicing equipment, not service equipment.
 

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The code sections you stated said one and two family dwellings. Are these pictures of dwelling units? I never heard of a limited quantity of disconnects on any one frame.
 

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I agree with everyone above. Article 230 is for services. Those discos are for motors not services.
 
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