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An average day

Discussion in 'Contractor Talk' started by ICE, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Pcinspector1

    Pcinspector1 Platinum Member

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    Whats up with that road, is that a city approved road with now sidewalks or curbing?
     
  2. ICE

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    Bike path.
     
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    As a trainee electrical inspector, I ask what is wrong with this ground connection?
    Thanks in advance!

     
  4. Rick18071

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    wire is on wrong side of acorn. Should not be under bolt
     
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    My guess is that the grounding electrode conductor (GEC) is under the set screw which should be making contact with the ground rod. The GEC should be on the other side of the clamp and bent over. Reason I think is that the GEC could loosen up the way its done in the photo under the set screw, IMO.
     
  6. ICE

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    Add to what rick said: Every end of the armor that protects the GEG shall be bonded. The wrong clamp has been installed. The armor is too short to reach a proper clamp.
     
  7. Pcinspector1

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    [​IMG] Is this the correct clamp to use?
     
  8. ICE

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    It would require two. There is another version that has a bonding strap on both sides.
     
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  9. ICE

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    The job is a furnace and A/C replacement. A well known contractor. You can bet that he's gonna say, "That's the way it was"

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  10. ICE

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    There's an elementary school across the street. I was in a hurry so I didn't stop. I should have time to knock it over tomorrow.

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    The job is a heat pump on the roof of a house.....All I saw was the top of it. The lady that met me has a story to tell. The work was done several years ago without a permit. The heat pump has been unreliable and several workmen have pointed out issues to her. Apparently the condensate drained to a gutter that becomes clogged with leaves so it runs tea colored water on the wall. The support is rotted wood. The contractor lied because not only is he not a Trane specialist, Trane has never heard of him.

    So another company has obtained a permit and the lady met me for the inspection. I should mention that English is her third language.....after the first ten minutes I started to decipher what she was saying.

    Then she said that she wanted me here because I am an expert. She told me that her new contractor left a ladder for me to get on the roof.

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    She was quite upset when I told her that I would not use that ladder to access the roof. Her lip curled when she asked me if this means another appointment. Then she asked me if I would be the one to come next time because it takes a long time to tell her story and she doesn't want to do it a second time.
     
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    Is that the special green epoxy that solves all problems?
    I have been on the other side of that situation, where we had to abandon a properly embedded anchor bolt and drill in a new one. The inspector required a pull test to a certain load to prove it was acceptable.
     

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