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The Official Electrical Violation Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Electrical Codes' started by jar546, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Rick18071

    Rick18071 Sawhorse

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    Romex to be secured within 12" of box. Can't tell what is happening at the arrow.
     
  2. Paul Sweet

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    Wouldn't it be easier to say what you see right?
     
  3. Builder Bob

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    box fill, nm securement (zip tie to stud) if at all, grounds, insulation, extension of existing circuit - 14 gauge wire may require overcurrent device to be changed out to 15 amp, possible recess of box (look flush to stud) , excessive wire protruding from box - (generally limit to 6 inches ROT),

    4 x 4 junction box, might be using a plaster ring for the devices to be installed, but not on site
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    The sky is cloudy with a chance of rain and I want to go fishing..... that I would say is the biggest issue.
     
  4. steveray

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    So are you saying the cable is not "secured" to the box with the plastic clamps? Because it looks like there is more that 1/4" of jacket inside.....
     
  5. ADAguy

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    On another note, is the draping of the plug wire across the top of the WH a concern?
    Would have been better if the outlet was to the side of the WH and accessible, no?
     
  6. Rick18071

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    I should have said the romex is to be supported within 12" of the box
     
  7. Builder Bob

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    White 12/2 w/ ground not terminated in box - Unsecured

    Also, wire nut missing off of unused circuits - still a safety concern


    What did we miss Jeff????
     
  8. cda

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    So on another forum, not building code related,,,,

    This was posted::

    Statement was found after a fire in the building::


    Looks like it is wired per code??? not sure the problem



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  9. steveray

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    Neutral and ground under the same screw....easy fix!.....;)
     
  10. Rick18071

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    This must be the new type of panels that have invisible covers.
     
  11. TheCommish

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    I forgot to order the tub, they needed power
     
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  12. jar546

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    One of the best pics yet!
     
  13. jar546

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    Sometimes you just gotta wonder. There is more than 1 violation here.
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  14. e hilton

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    Stupidly long loop on the flex between boxes.
     
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  15. steveray

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    Lately we have been getting A/C swaps where they leave in the old oversized OCPD....
     
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  16. jar546

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    Very common.
     
  17. ICE

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    110.3(B)
    Installation and Use. Listed or labeled equipment shall be installed and used in accordance with any instructions included in the listing or labeling.

    I am not familiar with the listing or installation instructions for a cable clamp. I usually assume that two flat, stacked Romex per clamp is allowed. They fit in the space that is provided for the cable. I often find more than two. Do I always write a correction? No I do not. With some crews, the less work that they do, the better the outcome. Sometimes the clamp has plenty of space and a correction would seem picayunish.

    This example crossed a line with seven cables in one clamp. The refrain given is usually, "The clamp is large enough." And it is....large enough for a large cable. Just one....large round cable....can't stack round cable.

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    The real danger with this practice is not so much that cables may be loose. In the grand scheme of mistakes a loose cable at the top of a recessed service enclosure is not such a big deal. But look at the clamp screw against the cable. Now that's a correction.

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    #97 ICE, Dec 7, 2019
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  18. ADAguy

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    Thought copper and aluminium don't mix?
     
  19. ICE

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    This made it through rough inspection and all the way to a final inspection. Well as O.B. said, "It's never too late to start over."

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    #99 ICE, Jan 7, 2020
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  20. Rick18071

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    The same thing happened to me. I did the final but a different inspector did the rough. My 3rd party inspection company that I was working for at the time admitted the mistake and paid to have the panel moved.
     
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