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Old 10-29-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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Anyone ever run into this? When my local poco planner came out to inspect my C.T. cabinet she wouldn't release the meter because we didn't put black tape on the black wire A phase (120/208V system.)

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Old 10-29-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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Sine, can you be more specific as to what was stated on the report?

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Anyone ever run into this? When my local poco planner came out to inspect my C.T. cabinet she wouldn't release the meter because we didn't put black tape on the black wire A phase (120/208V system.)
That would have to be a jurisdictional rule as it is not an NEC requirement. Black on black doesn't make any sense in the first place.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:33 PM   #4
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Anyone ever run into this? When my local poco planner came out to inspect my C.T. cabinet she wouldn't release the meter because we didn't put black tape on the black wire A phase (120/208V system.)
If this is true (which is suspect considering the absurdity of this) then this person is completely out of their mind.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:19 PM   #5
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Anyone ever run into this? When my local poco planner came out to inspect my C.T. cabinet she wouldn't release the meter because we didn't put black tape on the black wire A phase (120/208V system.)
How did she know the black tape on the black wire was missing
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:36 AM   #6
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So what color tape was on the black wire ?
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:17 AM   #7
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There is other possibltiy that someone were trained by lineperson and with many POCO lines espcally with UG run even with riser they use black tape to indeifnety the phase so one black tape band mean phase A while phase B use two black tape band and phase C use three band of black tape { can be done with other colour tapes as well }

I have done this once a while if I don't have colour tape with me and it do work pretty well once you figure it out.

So try that trick sometime it do come handy.

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Amen. If you could get some red or blue insulated conductors make sure you use the correct colored tape on each one.
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Amen. If you could get some red or blue insulated conductors make sure you use the correct colored tape on each one.
Where do I find tape coloured like bare copper for when I am running a bare ground.
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Sine, can you be more specific as to what was stated on the report?
City inspectors give reports. It passed city and the report was passed on to poco. The poco planner has to look at it before releasing the meter. She did her inspection and left me a voicemail stating that she would not release the meter until I tape the black wire black.

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So what color tape was on the black wire ?
C was taped blue, B was taped red, A had no tape as it was already black.

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C was taped blue, B was taped red, A had no tape as it was already black.
Just for fun, use clear Scotch tape and see if she notices.

FWIW I've never had to tape a black wire black. That's retarded.
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Where do I find tape coloured like bare copper for when I am running a bare ground.
It's called green tape.
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It's called green tape.
Wait a minute.....
Does the code allow you to re-identify a ground wire as a ground wire
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Where do I find tape coloured like bare copper for when I am running a bare ground.
Thats right !
You woudnt want the earth wire to short to earth !
Would we !

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