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Robert Jones
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yes, unfortunately for the painter, that panel is compromised and will have to be cleaned or replaced.

E3304.6 Integrity of electrical equipment. Internal parts of

electrical equipment, including busbars, wiring terminals, insulators

and other surfaces, shall not be damaged or contaminated

by foreign materials such as paint, plaster, cleaners or

abrasives, and corrosive residues. There shall not be any damaged

parts that might adversely affect safe operation or mechanical

strength of the equipment such as parts that are

broken; bent; cut; deteriorated by corrosion, chemical action,

or overheating. Foreign debris shall be removed from equipment.

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E3304.6 Integrity of electrical equipment. Internal parts of

electrical equipment, including busbars, wiring terminals, insulators

and other surfaces, shall not be damaged or contaminated

by foreign materials such as paint, plaster, cleaners or

abrasives, and corrosive residues. There shall not be any damaged

parts that might adversely affect safe operation or mechanical

strength of the equipment such as parts that are

broken; bent; cut; deteriorated by corrosion, chemical action,

or overheating. Foreign debris shall be removed from equipment.

I read that to mean that one is not allowed to clean the panel. It should be replaced.

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. . . I read that to mean that one is not allowed to clean the panel. It should be replaced.

The panel should be repalced because it's FPE equipment.

The sprayed-on stuff isn't paint, it's drywall texture. If necessary, it could be cleaned up with some water and a soft sponge. Nothing about the drywall texture or the cleaning process should affect the safe operation or mechanical strength of the equipment.

Unlike paint, I look at this stuff as foreign debris. It should be removed.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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