Wires twisted wrong way, and the box is full and I doubt it's bonded. How is this all mounted? and is that a terminal screw that held on the plate/fixture? Looks like this was a connection that got added on to over the years. Could possibly have once held a bare bulb porcelian fixture. (see the scorch marks?) I'm assuming this was in a basement or attic. It looks like there were wirenuts so I guess the fixture is gone now.
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Re: You can give it a try now, how many violations here?#104712 10/12/0309:39 PM10/12/0309:39 PM
In earlier days, romex was made with a smaller gage ground wire. Since wire nuts use a coiled spring to attach themselves to the wire, turning them the "wrong way" would violate the listing, and they would likely fall off. Pre-twisting the wires the wrong way would not affect the wire nut.
Re: You can give it a try now, how many violations here?#104715 10/14/0311:48 PM10/14/0311:48 PM
I can't believe how familiar that is. All the wiring the previous owner added was done in this fashion. Tiny octogon JBs every 3 to 8 feet or so all connected with scrap cable. Of course, only use a JB for 3 or more cables... two cables can be spliced with electrical tape alone
Funny thing about home insurance... their only electrical concern is whether your main panel has fuses or breakers - and they take your word for it.
Re: You can give it a try now, how many violations here?#104717 10/15/0308:43 AM10/15/0308:43 AM