Splitting plastic bushings

BamBam9109

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I am running a corrections job, where basically the previous company came in and did a bad job. We have to install 1M+ plastic bushings in panels and I am wondering if it a code violation to split them rather than pulling all of those wires off each breaker.
 

Dennis Alwon

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It probably isn't to code since you are modifying the product. However, I would run it by the authority having jurisdiction as they may be fine with it.

They do make split bushings --- This one is nylon


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Little Bill

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Has someone been spying on me?
Just today I put a service in and I fed the conductors in from the meter and had some "uninvited" help pull them on into the panel.
I guess I was just distracted when I landed the conductors. When I was picking up my tools I found the bushing lying on the floor away from the panel. I had a hard enough time landing them so I didn't want to go through that again. Some how the bushing got split on one side. I hated to waste a good bushing so I carefully placed it on the male adapter and carefully repacked the duct seal which landed on the bushing as well!:whistle:
 

Knuckle Dragger

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Marlborough, Massachusetts USA
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Has someone been spying on me?
Just today I put a service in and I fed the conductors in from the meter and had some "uninvited" help pull them on into the panel.
I guess I was just distracted when I landed the conductors. When I was picking up my tools I found the bushing lying on the floor away from the panel. I had a hard enough time landing them so I didn't want to go through that again. Some how the bushing got split on one side. I hated to waste a good bushing so I carefully placed it on the male adapter and carefully repacked the duct seal which landed on the bushing as well!:whistle:
It's legit if no one else sees it;)
 

Todd0x1

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CA
1M+ plastic

Is that a type of bushing or a million bushings?

If he's buying 1 million bushings, im buying an injection molding machine (do plastic bushings have to be listed?) and selling bushings for cheap -1 million pc minimum order qty.
 

infinity

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Since they make a suitable product for this purpose IMO it's a violation to cut the bushing.
 
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