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Author Topic: Right or Wrong? New building has receptacles with Hot and Neutral reversed.  (Read 7949 times)

Scott Holtzman

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Re: Right or Wrong? New building has receptacles with Hot and Neutral reversed.
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2017, 05:02:16 pm »

And the reverse polarity receptacle?

Stephen, are you asking if it was fixed.  Yes, the day after it happened.  I also noted the UPS connection is a BX home run to the load center.  It is downstream of the transfer switch.
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Re: Right or Wrong? New building has receptacles with Hot and Neutral reversed.
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2017, 11:46:13 pm »

I would also get a meter on it just to triple check. Here's what I send to my RV groups on how to measure a standard 120-volt outlet.

 
Just an update on the original post: I've just learned that the owner had an electrician in at 5am the following morning that confirmed the whole place was in fact wired with the Hots and Neutrals reversed!
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Re: Right or Wrong? New building has receptacles with Hot and Neutral reversed.
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2017, 02:58:07 pm »


Just an update on the original post: I've just learned that the owner had an electrician in at 5am the following morning that confirmed the whole place was in fact wired with the Hots and Neutrals reversed!

One question, is how the HECK does this happen??
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Re: Right or Wrong? New building has receptacles with Hot and Neutral reversed.
« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2017, 03:56:25 pm »

One question, is how the HECK does this happen??
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Re: Right or Wrong? New building has receptacles with Hot and Neutral reversed.
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2017, 07:01:15 pm »

How it happens is easy-how it gets "delivered" to the customer is another matter-especially if there was an AHJ inspector involved.

Consider that making up receptacles is a tedious job in an uncomfortable position-and in theory the jouneyman/experienced crew member should be able to show the newbie once and keep him busy for some time-so the newbie (first day as an electrician?) gets the task while the experienced guy makes up switches, etc.

We all know we need to check up on the newbie-but how many of us get busy and forget follow up?  I'm not excusing it-it should have been checked.
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Re: Right or Wrong? New building has receptacles with Hot and Neutral reversed.
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2017, 07:01:15 pm »


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