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#104970 - 02/07/04 01:24 PM How many code violations can you list?
Joe Tedesco Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Attached is a picture of a few junctions I found in an attic while troubleshooting a light that wouldn't work.

How many code violations can you list?

Photo By: Chris VanderWoude
Van's Electric, Inc.
Franklin, NC 28734
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#104971 - 02/09/04 07:50 AM Re: How many code violations can you list?
strangedog Offline
Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 30
Loc: Dayton, Ohio
I don't know about any other codes, but neat and workmanlike is right out the window.

It is best for a leader to be both feared and loved. But since this usually cannot be done, it is safer to be feared.
#104972 - 02/09/04 09:14 AM Re: How many code violations can you list?
SvenNYC Offline
Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Splices should be enclosed in approved boxes.

I really hope that skinny wire isn't carrying 120 looks almost thin enough to be telephone or door-bell wire....

Also, it seems to me that that black conductor is 300-ohm twin-lead wire used for TV and FM radio antennas. Please tell me that stuff is NOT connected to the Romex!!!

At least they used the proper tape for splices. Could have been worse -- either paper "masking" tape or duct tape.
#104973 - 02/09/04 01:19 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?
:andy: Offline
Registered: 10/18/03
Posts: 272
Loc: Germany
is that dark area on the wood smoke from the splices layed down
#104974 - 02/09/04 04:30 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?
cpalm1 Offline
Registered: 01/06/04
Posts: 62
it looks like the grounds are snipped off
#104975 - 02/09/04 06:23 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?
Jps1006 Offline
Registered: 01/22/04
Posts: 609
Loc: Northern IL
I count 28.
29 if Chris didn't bring that work light up with him.
#104976 - 02/10/04 03:19 AM Re: How many code violations can you list?
pauluk Offline
Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
It seems to a worldwide case of "Out of sight, out of mind, so it must be OK."

I've seen similar open splices in British attics quite regularly.
#104977 - 02/17/04 06:11 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?
jetlei98 Offline
Junior Member
Registered: 01/13/02
Posts: 6
Loc: South Bound Brook, NJ
Looks a little like homeownered
#104978 - 02/24/04 01:15 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?
big guy Offline
Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 52
Loc: pa
that is ok if its tempory work LOL
#104979 - 02/24/04 10:41 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?
atwater_kent Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 7
When I was house hunting in the 90's, my real estate agent showed me a house that had a couple things like this in the attic. "Don't worry about it!" If a housing inspector comes up here, I'd never get a mortgage because I could never get fire insurance. "Naw, it's OK. They don't look for stuff like this." Thanks, but I'm switching agents. BTW: They had also converted one of the smallest second floor bedrooms into a furnace room for central heat. The attic floor was an obstacle course of flexible ducting.
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