So Rob-- tell me the issue-- panel may be used as a raceway and you can have up to 9 current carrying conductor in a conduit before derating comes into playI see this all the time still. 2 pipes over 24 inches long going into a panel jammed with #12 wires. This panel is being used as a raceway as well with that current limiting panel nippled to the side. Good thing I'm not an inspector. Lets see how the inspection goes
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I think you are exaggerating slightly. 9000 wires would require a 4,500 circuit panel (I think Square D makes one in the QO line) and a much bigger gutter.There's like 9000 wires in each pipe I don't think you can fit another one in if you tried. These nips are 38 inches long. So they're not really nips anymore. It's now a regular raceway so derating applies. Just put 8 or 9- 1" pipes or 3/4 and your good to go.
Yeah that too. :thumbsup: It actually looks to be very neat and workmanlike, and from the pics I see no reason to fail it.If it's not your work, your job, your inspection....... then it ain't your problem.
Good plan. :thumbsup: I have used that trick before to my advantage.Oh it's very neat indeed. I am just going to let it ride. This inspector is just a major DB so I'm just going to try and distract him as much as possible.
So in this case where all the wires are spliced up in the trough it's still not legit.Going_Commando said:If the circuits aren't spliced in the wireway than you can use the exception in 310.15 A 2 and if the length of the circuit is at least 38', then you don't have to derate where it goes through the over-filled conduits.