Go Back   InterNACHI Inspection Forum > >

Notices

Canadian Home Inspectors This is a place for Canadian InterNACHI inspectors and other home inspectors in Canada to discuss local home inspection topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 5/15/18, 3:58 PM
Leonard Inkster, CMI's Avatar
Leonard Inkster, CMI Leonard Inkster, CMI is offline
Certified Master Inspector ®
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Posts: 3,844
Send a message via Skype™ to linkster
Default Just because you can

A different way to install equipment grounding!

Only in Canada........or is it?

Just because you can-egc1-jpg
Just because you can-egc2-jpg




Future Proof Property Inspections Inc.

Leonard Inkster, CMI, CITP, CCHI, CPI, IAC2

Any information posted by me on this site should be considered a personal opinion.

Web: http://fppi.ca
Mail: leni@fppi.ca

"Every man always has handy a dozen glib little reasons why he is right not to sacrifice himself..." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Last edited by linkster; 5/15/18 at 4:08 PM..
Reply With Quote
Need a home inspection in Quebec? Check out InterNACHI's listing of Quebec certified home inspectors. Or, find a home inspector anywhere in the world with our inspection search engine.
  #2  
Old 5/15/18, 4:04 PM
Leonard Inkster, CMI's Avatar
Leonard Inkster, CMI Leonard Inkster, CMI is offline
Certified Master Inspector ®
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Posts: 3,844
Send a message via Skype™ to linkster
Default Re: Just because you can

Yep, I noticed that too Larry, also, they are upright when I load them but fall over when they are attached. Guess it's something in the image properties from my camera on the phone. I'll play with them in photoshop when I've got time.




Future Proof Property Inspections Inc.

Leonard Inkster, CMI, CITP, CCHI, CPI, IAC2

Any information posted by me on this site should be considered a personal opinion.

Web: http://fppi.ca
Mail: leni@fppi.ca

"Every man always has handy a dozen glib little reasons why he is right not to sacrifice himself..." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 5/15/18, 5:10 PM
Marc A. Goldenberg's Avatar
Marc A. Goldenberg Marc A. Goldenberg is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) ®
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 5,939
Default Re: Just because you can

Hey Len regards!
Attached Thumbnails
Just because you can-egc1-jpg   Just because you can-egc2-jpg  



http://www.alltropic.com


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Awards Committee Member
SUBMIT YOUR AWARD NOMINATIONS HERE

The InterNACHI Awards Committee is the final
authority of issuance of any award the committee offers.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 5/18/18, 8:57 AM
ROBERT YOUNG's Avatar
ROBERT YOUNG ROBERT YOUNG is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 13,805
Default Re: Just because you can

Was that for a home, or a municipal workforce repairing/ welding piping?
Seen this type of grounding/bonding work repair equipment recently.



Robert Young's ​
Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.
Home Inspections & Building Inspection Services. Covering on and off islands in greater Montreal and Laval. (514) 489-1887 or (514) 441-3732.
Our Motto: Putting Information Where You Need It Most, "In Your Hands."
https://montreal-home-inspection-services.com

https://www.nachi.org/forum/f13/rece...-cooke-106880/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 5/18/18, 10:36 AM
Leonard Inkster, CMI's Avatar
Leonard Inkster, CMI Leonard Inkster, CMI is offline
Certified Master Inspector ®
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Posts: 3,844
Send a message via Skype™ to linkster
Default Re: Just because you can

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryoung7 View Post
Was that for a home, or a municipal workforce repairing/ welding piping?
Seen this type of grounding/bonding work repair equipment recently.
Public works. Last time I checked, paint was not considered a conductor.




Future Proof Property Inspections Inc.

Leonard Inkster, CMI, CITP, CCHI, CPI, IAC2

Any information posted by me on this site should be considered a personal opinion.

Web: http://fppi.ca
Mail: leni@fppi.ca

"Every man always has handy a dozen glib little reasons why he is right not to sacrifice himself..." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5/18/18, 10:37 AM
Leonard Inkster, CMI's Avatar
Leonard Inkster, CMI Leonard Inkster, CMI is offline
Certified Master Inspector ®
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Posts: 3,844
Send a message via Skype™ to linkster
Default Re: Just because you can

Quote:
Originally Posted by mgoldenberg View Post
Hey Len regards!
Thanks Marc.




Future Proof Property Inspections Inc.

Leonard Inkster, CMI, CITP, CCHI, CPI, IAC2

Any information posted by me on this site should be considered a personal opinion.

Web: http://fppi.ca
Mail: leni@fppi.ca

"Every man always has handy a dozen glib little reasons why he is right not to sacrifice himself..." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 5/18/18, 3:59 PM
ROBERT YOUNG's Avatar
ROBERT YOUNG ROBERT YOUNG is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 13,805
Default Re: Just because you can

Quote:
Originally Posted by linkster View Post
Public works. Last time I checked, paint was not considered a conductor.
Actually, when they torque down the clamp they do so with enough force to ground the equipment.
As well: Coordination of ampacity allows the grounding conductor to remain intact, even if there is an electrical fault within the welding machine.
Note: Some welding machines may have a double insulated design. In this case, a grounding conductor connection is not required.



Robert Young's ​
Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.
Home Inspections & Building Inspection Services. Covering on and off islands in greater Montreal and Laval. (514) 489-1887 or (514) 441-3732.
Our Motto: Putting Information Where You Need It Most, "In Your Hands."
https://montreal-home-inspection-services.com

https://www.nachi.org/forum/f13/rece...-cooke-106880/
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 5/19/18, 6:44 PM
Leonard Inkster, CMI's Avatar
Leonard Inkster, CMI Leonard Inkster, CMI is offline
Certified Master Inspector ®
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Posts: 3,844
Send a message via Skype™ to linkster
Default Re: Just because you can

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryoung7 View Post
Actually, when they torque down the clamp they do so with enough force to ground the equipment.
As well: Coordination of ampacity allows the grounding conductor to remain intact, even if there is an electrical fault within the welding machine.
Note: Some welding machines may have a double insulated design. In this case, a grounding conductor connection is not required.
Would be fine if it was a welding machine. It wasn't. It was a lighting stage with camera and audio-video recording consoles.

And no, torquing the clampdown doesn't guarantee sufficient grounding if there are 4 or five layers of paint. They should scrape the paint clean first to give metal-metal contact.




Future Proof Property Inspections Inc.

Leonard Inkster, CMI, CITP, CCHI, CPI, IAC2

Any information posted by me on this site should be considered a personal opinion.

Web: http://fppi.ca
Mail: leni@fppi.ca

"Every man always has handy a dozen glib little reasons why he is right not to sacrifice himself..." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 5/19/18, 7:14 PM
ROBERT YOUNG's Avatar
ROBERT YOUNG ROBERT YOUNG is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 13,805
Default Re: Just because you can

Quote:
Originally Posted by linkster View Post
Would be fine if it was a welding machine. It wasn't. It was a lighting stage with camera and audio-video recording consoles.

And no, torquing the clampdown doesn't guarantee sufficient grounding if there are 4 or five layers of paint. They should scrape the paint clean first to give metal-metal contact.
I concur.

Repair Company working on the portable municipal water supply pipes was welding broken excavator shovel. I watched for >< 5 minutes. They grounded the welder to a fire hydrant with a spring loaded clamp. The welder performed poorly. The welded then attached a clamp similar to yours 'with a pin at the end of the screw,' not a pivoting round flat head contact you are accustomed to seeing, that embedded in to the cast iron metal hydrant plate. Not issues after that.

Thanks for the reply Len.
Best.
Robert



Robert Young's ​
Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.
Home Inspections & Building Inspection Services. Covering on and off islands in greater Montreal and Laval. (514) 489-1887 or (514) 441-3732.
Our Motto: Putting Information Where You Need It Most, "In Your Hands."
https://montreal-home-inspection-services.com

https://www.nachi.org/forum/f13/rece...-cooke-106880/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 1:51 AM.
no new posts