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Old 01-08-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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Anyone know How I can find out if this Switch is up to Mass Code


I want to install a Manual Generator Transfer switch in my house. However I'm having a hard time trying to figure out which switches are considered "to code" in Massachusetts.

I'm looking at the Connecticut Electric EGS67501 which would suite my needs and it is ridiculously easy to install. I plan to pull a permit and follow all laws on installation but I don't want to buy something, pull the permit and then find out on inspection that the unit isn't allowed.

Link to unit:
http://www.connecticut-electric.com/...f60a1ac41.aspx

Anyone have an insight.

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I want to install a Manual Generator Transfer switch in my house. However I'm having a hard time trying to figure out which switches are considered "to code" in Massachusetts.

I'm looking at the Connecticut Electric EGS67501 which would suite my needs and it is ridiculously easy to install. I plan to pull a permit and follow all laws on installation but I don't want to buy something, pull the permit and then find out on inspection that the unit isn't allowed.

Link to unit:
http://www.connecticut-electric.com/...f60a1ac41.aspx

Anyone have an insight.

Thanks
I can't speak for Massachusetts, but it is unlikely the Code there will outlaw any piece of UL listed, properly installed, equipment. It usually isn't the business of the Code to specify specific materials, but instead installation standards.

And of course, your local electrical inspections department should be able to tell you any details they specifically require, including whether or not that switch is acceptable.

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I wouldn't think that transfer switch is unacceptable... they are maybe the most commonly used in residences when installed by homeowners. Your power company usually has a list of those they will allow. I would just give them a call and check it with them but I'm nearly certain it will be fine. And of course your inspection department will know also as mentioned by inphase. In my area the POCO is the ruler of transfer switch approval. That one from connecticut is fine where I from.
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I would check with your poco. Those devices are meant to protect their guys as well.


I think chris75 could help you alot on this one.
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