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 Post subject: Paid to Work hot?? When will they learn!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:37 pm 
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Well, this hot work topic is up again in my area. I had a guy ask me if I was at least 500 more would I work hot some circuits that they consider less risk. Such as 120/208 volt 20 amp to 30amp breaker installs for branch circuits.
I told him no, I still see no reason to do some things hot when it can be turned off, and I also do not believe that OSHA provides exceptions when the 'Money' is right for someone.

Even though NFPA 70e is a 'Standard' and not a "Code' , we do try to follow it to some degree. Even installing a 20 amp breaker in an 'energized' panel for a duplex receptacle is not acceptacle to me even though I have done this in the past I have change my practices after learning about arc flash etc..

What is your opinion on this (circuits you think are less risk)?? working hot for more money, what would be your price?? Has anyone ever asked you to do this for more money??


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:54 pm 
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If the panel can be shut off then all the better.. If not, then just wear the right PPE.. I can't think of a 120/208 volt panel that would have that high of an AF rating that the PPE wouldn't exist...


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Panel maintenance

is important so just tell them while you have the panel down you will look everything over and make sure everything is tight.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:49 am 
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100questions wrote:
is important so just tell them while you have the panel down you will look everything over and make sure everything is tight.


That is a good idea, but if the panel is on a UPS fed system or some emergency panels, an outtage may not be possible...


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