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    Default Electrical code on Busway to a water line

    Can someone tell me what the code is relating a 600v busway and the distance from a water line? The busway is not water tight.

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    There no requirements in the NEC for a distance from water lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwelectric
    There no requirements in the NEC for a distance from water lines

    Thanks for the Info, I went thru the code book & could not find anyting on this subject. We are getting ready for a Final and the ast thing I need is to create a Red Tag.

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    In that case, you should have asked the question a long time ago, not when the job is done and the inspector is walking up to the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj
    In that case, you should have asked the question a long time ago, not when the job is done and the inspector is walking up to the door.

    I did not know the job was going to be mine until this week. I don't get much notice around here. That has been my loudest arguement about this place.

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    Speedy:

    The number ONE reason for busway failures is WATER. The number one reason burst pipes, over flow of floor drains and toilets and slop sinks overflowing.

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    There is no specific clearance that I know of.
    Are you concerned the pipe will burst?

    Water lines do not pose any specific threats to electrical equipment. Folks are amazed when they hear there is not a ton of clearance required between water piping and electrical equipment.

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