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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.
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How many code violations can you list?

Photo By: Chris VanderWoude
Van's Electric, Inc.
Franklin, NC 28734

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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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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.... [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.

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is that dark area on the wood smoke from the splices layed down [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

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it looks like the grounds are snipped off

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I count 28.
29 if Chris didn't bring that work light up with him.

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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.

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Looks a little like homeownered

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that is ok if its tempory work LOL

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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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