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#105288 - 08/27/04 02:54 PM At least a dozen violations here!  
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#105289 - 08/27/04 03:27 PM Re: At least a dozen violations here!  
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Joe: Well, I guess I can start out - I know I won't get them all, but the ones that seem to be the most obvious:
1. No cover on the box,
2. No bushings or anti-shorts on any of these connectors,
3. Wrong type of connector used for the AC cable at 9:00 (loose connector, also),
4. No grounding to speak of, except the inadequate backwrap on the older romex at 3:00 - looks kinda like one on the 14-2-G at 12:00 also,
5. Looks like someone trying to pass off a red or orange wire as a white,
6. Might be a wire-fill issue in this little box,
7. Conductors probably not the proper length for extending outside the box,
8. If OC protection for this circuit is 20 amp, the 14-2-G romex is in trouble.

That's about all that's obvious to me. I don't know if it's a violation or not, but I don't have a lot of faith in those wirenut splices.

Mike (mamills)


#105290 - 08/27/04 04:40 PM Re: At least a dozen violations here!  
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9. It looks like a 3" octogon box.
10. I heard wire nuts aren't listed to be wrapped with tape.
11. 9:00 locknut looks loose.
8. (continued) The top white wire looks like it says 12 on it so it might be the only properly sized wire on a 20 amp circuit.
12. 6:00 looks like 3/8" FMC which probably isn't a fixture whip.

[This message has been edited by Ralpha494 (edited 08-27-2004).]


#105291 - 08/27/04 08:27 PM Re: At least a dozen violations here!  
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If that is a 3" box, they have fill violatiions. Also box is not bonded. I don't think clamping the EGC in the romex under the connector counts.


John

#105292 - 08/29/04 09:01 PM Re: At least a dozen violations here!  
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It's hard to tell, but are those wire nuts rated for that number of wires? They look quite large.

That's a very tight bend on the 14/2 NM.

None of the lines appear properly supported, but the picture doesn't show enough to be sure.

How were those clanps tightened with the screw heads facing the joist like that?



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