This pic goes into the category of things you just know are wrong....but where is code violated?
What you see is a duplex receptacle mounted in a 3-0 box. It is attached where the box cover usually attaches. There are covers made for this box that hold a single receptacle, but not a duplex. An oversize receptacle coverplate will just about cover the front of the box.
i did see cover for 3-0 and 4-0 verison have duplex verison but i dont like it not much becasue the older cover only have single screw to hold the repectaile in place the later cover have two screw or three screw to really lock the repetcale in place i know Raco do make it
Merci , Marc
Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)
I've never seen the duplex cover for the smaller (3-0) box...didn't know there was one. Maybe this is OK after all?
Sierra- sharp eye! You are correct, the old romex has no ground wire. As for "free conductor" length, that I'm not so sure about; back then there was no such requirement. Conductors often had insulation skinned off them as they passed through the box, and a very short pigtail twisted and soldered in place, then wrapped with tape.
I've seen many of these that have the mounting ears/yoke cut off right at the recptacle. The receptacle is held to the cover with the single 6-32 in the center of the cover, while the cover itself is screwed to the box with the usual 8-32s.