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An average day

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

  1. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    Is there anybody else out there that would vote c-taps off the island.

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  2. ICE

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    The inspection was for a Tesla battery system that was added to an existing solar system. I asked the person that met me to "Walk me through the system". He pointed at the battery and said, "That's the battery". I said, "What's the rest of it all about". He said that this is the first inspection that he has ever been on and he knows nothing about anything that's electrical.

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    Correction number two had to do with a clearance issue. There's little doubt that the solar company will call the manager to complain about correction number one.
     
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  3. mark handler

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    Also signage (labels)?
     
  4. ICE

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    At the first inspection I found that the stucco had been completed. I asked for the stucco to be removed for inspection. At the second inspection I found that the stuuco patch had been removed but the lath had been reinstalled. This is the third inspection. The extruded lath has been removed and the paper has been reinstalled. Well it is a solar contractor doing their best.

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    I was finally able to get to the j-box on the roof.

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  5. Norcal

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    Is the meter height OK? Picture makes it look high, and those offset nipples are ugly at best.
     
  6. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    The height is okay. The raceway through an intact ko is not okay.
     
  7. ICE

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    I saw this and called the office to find out if there is a permit for solar. There is and I haven't inspected it yet. Shirley somebody's gonna tell me that this is alright.

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    It's hard to tell from the street but that looks like felt and not that old. I can see a shadow of another line that seems to be another layer. It might be an asphalt roof covering under the tile. I can't get any closer than this. I need a drone.

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    Update: There is a permit to remove the tile from the footprint of the array and install asphalt shingles. Actually there are two permits for that work by different contractors. After the solar is installed someone infills the tiles around the array.
     
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    The birds are gonna love that install, the occupants not so much.
     
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    I like that they took the time to paint the conduit. There is different colored conduit on the market, but probably not that color?
     
  10. e hilton

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    Question ... is the problem that they are using the wrong size? Doesnt look like it wraps far enough around the smaller wire. And i assume they are allowed by code, otherwise you would have (reluctantly) issued a citation.
     
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    That picture is just funny as hell I almost get dizzy just looking at it. Up here I have seen many of these issues due to frost heave. When I was a young guy I saw structural damage due to bentonite clay. Many of the builder's in my area used to bury trees and stumps on the lots which forever settle - so I have responded to lots of structural damage because of these bury pits.
     
  13. ICE

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    The c-tap is too small. There is a specific tool that’s required for the crimping of the c-tap. That tool will emboss a number where it engages the copper. The number corresponds to a particular die for the specific c-tap. That didn’t happen and almost never does. Beyond all of that, this is a bare copper grounding electrode conductor to ground rods.....in a planter .....that requires protection from physical damage.

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  14. ICE

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    I put a ruler on the picture and they are too close to say otherwise. I saw the different reveal and wondered if it’s just the door.....everything looks like the day it was built but something is way off.
     
  15. ICE

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    A new circuit for an EV charger.

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    If it's a #6 AWG GEC and free from physical damage the GEC can be run along the building surface without protection if secured. If not it would need protection, preferably in conduit.


    I don't know the GEC size but assume that the GEC is a #6 AWG:

    Question: Would you classify this install free from physical damage?

     
  18. ICE

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    No.
     
  19. Pcinspector1

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    ICE, I already knew your answer, and concur with your opinion!
     

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