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Questions On The Code => Construction Specifics => Topic started by: NiMo on February 18, 2010, 12:25:29 pm

Title: Can you spot the violation??
Post by: NiMo on February 18, 2010, 12:25:29 pm
Here's some challenge for you.  Submit photos of various projects that may seem "normal" on the outset, but Code-saavy folks and electricians could find the violation in a heartbeat.  I got this idea from Electrical Construction and Maintenence magazine.
Title: Re: Can you spot the violation??
Post by: Jace the Gull on February 18, 2010, 10:01:57 pm
Great idea buddy!
Title: Re: Can you spot the violation??
Post by: rjluna2 on February 18, 2010, 10:52:08 pm
Here is what I have H33 Ballast with Capacitor (http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-38940) :P
Title: Re: Can you spot the violation??
Post by: Form109 on February 19, 2010, 12:26:36 am
Well....i see a Wall Outlet Sitting on the Ground....with Power going into it...and out to the Ballast...
Thats supposed to be in the Wall!


am i right?
Title: Re: Can you spot the violation??
Post by: SeanB~1 on February 19, 2010, 12:51:18 pm
Spot this one, taken in a hospital.........................

No photos of the dozens of faulty tubes in the ceiling fixtures, or of the other minor things there - they get a little touchy at times.

Title: Re: Can you spot the violation??
Post by: Jace the Gull on February 20, 2010, 02:13:27 am
Sean...I wouldn't have the plugs like that.......
Title: Re: Can you spot the violation??
Post by: Jace the Gull on February 20, 2010, 02:14:53 am
Well....i see a Wall Outlet Sitting on the Ground....with Power going into it...and out to the Ballast...
Thats supposed to be in the Wall!


am i right?

More like a typical 120 volt outlet should not be used for anything other than a source for 120 volt  15 amp 60 hz....not a output as a ballast light source!  Plus it isn't enclosed....meaning more likely to get a shock! Plus being on a wooden board...hmmmmm........
Title: Re: Can you spot the violation??
Post by: Form109 on February 20, 2010, 04:00:52 am
Voltage isnt usually Consistently 120...does it not Fluctuate?
Title: Re: Can you spot the violation??
Post by: Jace the Gull on February 20, 2010, 05:05:10 am
Oh yeah usually they are 110-130 volts....roughly....but it is MADE for the mains....imagine someone accidentally plugs a computer into the HPS powered outlet?
Title: Re: Can you spot the violation??
Post by: rjluna2 on February 20, 2010, 12:47:58 pm
Well....i see a Wall Outlet Sitting on the Ground....with Power going into it...and out to the Ballast...
Thats supposed to be in the Wall!


am i right?

More like a typical 120 volt outlet should not be used for anything other than a source for 120 volt  15 amp 60 hz....not a output as a ballast light source!  Plus it isn't enclosed....meaning more likely to get a shock! Plus being on a wooden board...hmmmmm........

You got the exposed outlet alright, Jace.  It was a temporary replacement that the original female NEMA plug got broken.

The purpose that I made this way that I can always interchange with other fixtures similer with the 100W Halide bulb ballast that I posted at the Lighting Gallery....

As for the wood part, that was makeshift that I wanted to use that ballast with capacitor together wherever that I needed to use from one room to another...  :-\
Title: Re: Can you spot the violation??
Post by: Jace the Gull on February 21, 2010, 10:15:02 pm

You got the exposed outlet alright, Jace.  It was a temporary replacement that the original female NEMA plug got broken.

The purpose that I made this way that I can always interchange with other fixtures similer with the 100W Halide bulb ballast that I posted at the Lighting Gallery....

As for the wood part, that was makeshift that I wanted to use that ballast with capacitor together wherever that I needed to use from one room to another...  :-\

For the wooden board...2 words...."Ballast Box" ;-)