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LVDIY 01-28-2013 08:30 PM

My first inspection - Do you see any problems?
 
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So I decided to install a Reliance transfer switch and a remote inlet to use with my generator. I got it all done, and now it's time to get it inspected. This is the first time I'm having an inspection done on work I've done myself, so I'm not sure what to expect. I think I should be OK, but I figured I'd share some photos here in case there is something obvious I missed.

I followed manufacturer's instructions along with some advice I picked up here on the forum. I ran about 50ft of 10-3 romex between the transfer switch and the inlet box.

So what do you guys think?

theatretch85 01-28-2013 08:34 PM

Is that inlet installed in an attached or detached garage?

LVDIY 01-28-2013 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by theatretch85 (Post 1104520)
Is that inlet installed in an attached or detached garage?

Attached. Does it make a difference?

Also, just for the record and before someone else asks: I am not running the generator inside the garage...

theatretch85 01-28-2013 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by LVDIY (Post 1104522)
Attached. Does it make a difference?

It would if you used standard romex to a detached garage in a wet location underground.

LVDIY 01-28-2013 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by theatretch85 (Post 1104526)
It would if you used standard romex to a detached garage in a wet location underground.

That makes sense. The wire is running across the basement and then up through the wall to the attached garage.

deverson 01-28-2013 09:20 PM

I'd suggest duct seal in the LB to keep CO from going into the basement. Yes I know it's only a 3/4" conduit. But that's what I would recommend.

LVDIY 01-28-2013 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by deverson (Post 1104572)
I'd suggest duct seal in the LB to keep CO from going into the basement. Yes I know it's only a 3/4" conduit. But that's what I would recommend.

Thanks! Not a bad idea, although the only way my garage will get CO exposure is if I can get all the junk out so I can actually pull a car in :)

joecaption 01-28-2013 10:44 PM

Did you buy covers to replace any breakers no longer being used?
http://www.amazon.com/Industrial-Sys...N%3DB000NNMTLW

They just snap right in the holes.

Stubbie 01-28-2013 11:22 PM

There will not be any unused breakers .... :)

danpik 01-29-2013 05:49 AM

He might ding you on the romex in the conduit.

k_buz 01-29-2013 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by danpik (Post 1104723)
He might ding you on the romex in the conduit.

Why? Its legal as long as it's not outdoors.

rjniles 01-29-2013 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by danpik (Post 1104723)
He might ding you on the romex in the conduit.

Seems to be a common misconception that NM (ROMEX) or UF can not be run in conduit.

LVDIY 01-29-2013 06:38 AM

There are no changes to any breakers in the panel, so there are no unused open spaces once the cover is back on.

The Romex only runs in conduit up the wall in the garage and up the wall in the basement in order to protect the wire. I checked that on the forum here before I did it, and it sounded like that would be OK.

janvi: what??

busman 01-29-2013 06:42 AM

That section of Greenfield needs to be secured.

Mark

LVDIY 01-29-2013 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by busman (Post 1104745)
That section of Greenfield needs to be secured.

Mark

What's Greenfield?


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