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Thread: SO Cord in Residence - You Make the Call Please?

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    SO Cord in Residence - You Make the Call Please?

    Does the following meet the NEC 2014? If not, Code reference please. This is a connection for a residential kitchen oven.

    Thanks in advance.

    Mark

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    No it does not conform.
    400.8 Uses Not Permitted. Unless specifically permitted
    in 400.7, flexible cords and cables shall not be used for the
    following:
    (1) As a substitute for the fixed wiring of a structure
    Rick Napier
    Inspector and Instructor

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    Not counting the minor detail already mentioned, the strap is wrong.
    Tom
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    I have no idea what that whole thing is but it is obviously DIY. Why the two pole breaker, where does the AC cable come from, why does that SO cord go to some kind of a plate on the wall and with a armored cable angle connector yet?

    -Hal

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbiss View Post
    I have no idea what that whole thing is but it is obviously DIY. Why the two pole breaker, where does the AC cable come from, why does that SO cord go to some kind of a plate on the wall and with a armored cable angle connector yet?

    -Hal
    My guess, there was a flush box, someone thought they needed that breaker in the circuit (likely did not), extended to the breaker with the SO cord, and what you called AC is probably the FMC whip that came attached to the oven.
    I live for today, I'm just a day behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    My guess, there was a flush box, someone thought they needed that breaker in the circuit (likely did not), extended to the breaker with the SO cord, and what you called AC is probably the FMC whip that came attached to the oven.
    Yes, that AC or Greenfield whip with the paint is to the oven.

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    agree with Rick, post #2
    At my age, I'm accustomed to restaurants asking me to pay in advance, but now my bank has started sending me their calendar one month at a time.

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    I agree it is not to code but in the grand scheme of things as a safety hazard it is way down on the list of things I am going to worry about all that much.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by augie47 View Post
    agree with Rick, post #2
    Me too.

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    But hey, they did use a SQ-D type QO! Above average hack

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