This (multiple) violation was found by a 5th year apprentice in the Jefferson Valley Mall, Mahopac, NY.
The installation was done to bring 110V to an outlet for general use in an area that only had 277/480.
The most noticable violation is the 12/2 MC that was drilled and mounted to the side of the C condulet of which the neutral (white from the MC) was spliced to an existing blue THHN within the condulet that apparently was swung over to the neutral buss in the panel it was comming from.
The blue wire was not identified with white to show that it was being used for this purpose even though it is in a location accessible by only authorized personnel.
Also, the condulet is not listed for use as a junction box.
Looking further we see that the MC ground is attached to the screw of the cover of the condulet.
Further violations include the installation of an unsupported 4-11/16 box that obstructs access to another condulet above it, and is obstructed by the aformentioned condulet.
This is a perfect example of what we had to deal with around the mall while retrofitting all lighting and power to the main areas.
This is what happens when the company doing the work has been in the building solely for 20 years.
Its upsetting to know that this was installed by a "qualified" union mechanic.
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
Re: Conduit Body Violations!#103727 12/17/0204:41 PM12/17/0204:41 PM
As an "AHJ", I would not allow the "custom" condulet, nor would I allow a 1-1/4 cut into a 2" PVC. Here in NJ, 2" PVC "T's" are readily available, as are reducers to 1-1/4" The handi-work from the "mall" is a red sticker, and notice to correct within 7 days.
PS: With my contractors hat on, if one of my employees did someting like the above pic, they would be at the unemployement office ASAP.
[This message has been edited by HotLine1 (edited 12-17-2002).]
Re: Conduit Body Violations!#103729 12/18/0201:52 PM12/18/0201:52 PM
John, did you read CLASS-2. I know modifications are forbidden on CLASS-1 for good reason. But how can this be considered a safety violation.
This is where I have a problem with some AHJ's. Now I am not a licensed electrician, but rather an architect/engineer for broadcast television facilities. I work with AHJ's quite often on work projects.
This job was actually inspected as part of a SFD addition. It's at my house and here in Los Angeles county, class-2 requires no permits or code compliance in residential work. Commercial however does.