Is this a violation

nickelec

Senior Member
Location
US
I just had an inspector fail me for violating secondary tap 240.21

I say 230.90 allows me to do this 2008 code here

The conductors landing on the bus are coming straight from utlity


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nickelec

Senior Member
Location
US
This was the exact picture he showed me in his understanding of the NEC book.

I don't agree this is exactly what I have here am I understanding as long as the rating of the two switches in that enclosure do not exceed that of the allowed in ampacity of the SEC I should be okay


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wwhitney

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Location
Berkeley, CA
Occupation
Retired
I have a set of SECS not a feeder that's the whole argument I believe
That strap and green screw below the lower breaker, is that a factory neutral-ground bond? So the panel is marked "Suitable for Use as Service Equipment?"

Any chance you are subject to the 2020 NEC?

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nickelec

Senior Member
Location
US
Service entrance conductors and yes enclosure is suitable for use as service equipment


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nickelec

Senior Member
Location
US
So it seems we are in a agreement. Not a violation now I just have to pen an email to the ahj anyone's have any recommendations to put in that

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Jamesco

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Location
Iowa
Occupation
Master Electrician
I see the service conductors from the meter socket feeding the bus of the panel. I see two 50 amp main disconnect breakers. Everything looks fine to me. Maybe the inspector looked at what you have wrong.
 
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nickelec

Senior Member
Location
US
He definitely did, it's a serious problem here in NYC very under qualified inspectors.

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jim dungar

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Staff member
Location
Wisconsin
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Retired Electrical Engineer - Power Systems
There's something weird about that drawing. They call the top breaker the main, but both breakers are in parallel.
The breakers are not in parallel, unless their load sides are connected together.

The equipment circuit drawing is probably referring to the location that needs to be used with a back-fed main breaker.
 
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