The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#104970 - 02/07/04 01:24 PM How many code violations can you list?
Joe Tedesco Offline
Member

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
_________________________
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

Top
2014 / 2011 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
#104971 - 02/09/04 07:50 AM Re: How many code violations can you list?
strangedog Offline
Member

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.

SD
_________________________
SD
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.

Top
#104972 - 02/09/04 09:14 AM Re: How many code violations can you list?
SvenNYC Offline
Member

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 volts....it 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.

Top
#104973 - 02/09/04 01:19 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?
:andy: Offline
Member

Registered: 10/18/03
Posts: 272
Loc: Germany
is that dark area on the wood smoke from the splices layed down

Top
#104974 - 02/09/04 04:30 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?
cpalm1 Offline
Member

Registered: 01/06/04
Posts: 62
it looks like the grounds are snipped off

Top
#104975 - 02/09/04 06:23 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?
Jps1006 Offline
Member

Registered: 01/22/04
Posts: 609
Loc: Northern IL
I count 28.
29 if Chris didn't bring that work light up with him.

Top
#104976 - 02/10/04 03:19 AM Re: How many code violations can you list?
pauluk Offline
Member

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.

Top
#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

Top
#104978 - 02/24/04 01:15 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?
big guy Offline
Member

Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 52
Loc: pa
that is ok if its tempory work LOL

Top
#104979 - 02/24/04 10:41 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?
atwater_kent Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 7
Loc: BUFFALO NY USA
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.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals