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#104970 - 02/07/04 05:24 PM How many code violations can you list?  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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Attached is a picture of a few junctions I found in an attic while troubleshooting a light that wouldn't work.
[Linked Image]
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 11:50 AM Re: How many code violations can you list?  
strangedog  Offline
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I don't know about any other codes, but neat and workmanlike is right out the window. [Linked Image]

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#104972 - 02/09/04 01:14 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?  
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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.... [Linked Image]

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!!! [Linked Image]

At least they used the proper tape for splices. Could have been worse -- either paper "masking" tape or duct tape.


#104973 - 02/09/04 05:19 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?  
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is that dark area on the wood smoke from the splices layed down [Linked Image] [Linked Image]


#104974 - 02/09/04 08:30 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?  
cpalm1  Offline
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it looks like the grounds are snipped off


#104975 - 02/09/04 10:23 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?  
Jps1006  Offline
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I count 28.
29 if Chris didn't bring that work light up with him.


#104976 - 02/10/04 07:19 AM Re: How many code violations can you list?  
pauluk  Offline
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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 10:11 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?  
jetlei98  Offline
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Looks a little like homeownered


#104978 - 02/24/04 05:15 PM Re: How many code violations can you list?  
big guy  Offline
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that is ok if its tempory work LOL


#104979 - 02/25/04 02:41 AM Re: How many code violations can you list?  
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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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