I thought I would take a moment to add these pictures to your hall of shame.
I am a senior electrical designer, and the consulting firm I work for was contracted to survey a local county park's buildings and equipment here in western New York.
The first picture is of a fueling depot for the park equipment. This fueling depot is used every day to fill the gas tanks of all sorts of equipment, pick-up trucks, mowers, graders, dump trucks etc.
Rather than use a conduit for support, note how gracefully the ROMEX cable is draped around the tank level gauge. 120 volt wires are wire-nutted together in open air. Hey, at
least it has a ground, and they even taped them all together!
A picture is worth a thousand code violations!
The second picture is of a water pump, in a pump house approximately 30 feet from the fueling depot. This is a view looking in the front door, at the main pump.
The flex conduit scrapes on the flywheel when running. The flex conduit is supported by the wires inside it, which are wound together and secured with MASKING tape.
The peckerhead cover is gone, completely
exposing the motor leads. My favorite detail though, is the metal rods poised to fall on this complete assembly at any minute.
Photos Courtesy of Robert Seekins
[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 08-21-2002).]