ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
600 KW 120/208 3 Phase Y protection
by Yooperup. 07/24/17 12:20 PM
1913 American Electrician's Handbook
by gfretwell. 07/20/17 01:08 PM
Green House wiring
by ghost307. 07/20/17 09:10 AM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by HotLine1. 07/18/17 08:06 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
239,354 Are you busy
174,812 Re: Forum
167,197 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 53 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#112312 - 05/25/01 08:29 PM Weatherproof Outlet?  
Admin  Offline

Administrator
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,447
NY, USA
<img border="0" src=&q...alt="Weatherproof Outlet?">
<h4><font color="#800000">Click Photo for a closer look</font></h4>


Found this recently, the wire coming down from the GFCI is feeding a

Motion Sensor about 30 feet away. What do you think of that Cover?


Bill


Tools for Electricians:

#112313 - 05/25/01 10:23 PM Re: Weatherproof Outlet?  
sparky66wv  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,236
West Virginia
Kinda like the "two pairs of identically unmatched socks" phenomenon... The same guy probably installed a vertical box with a horizontal cover the next day...

[Linked Image]


-Virgil
Residential/Commercial Inspector
5 Star Inspections
Member IAEI

#112314 - 05/26/01 10:12 AM Re: Weatherproof Outlet?  
rhagfo  Offline
Member
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 43
Portland, OR. USA
This photo has a bunch of bad stuff,:
1. It looks to be feed by romex over the wall surface.
2. Not only is the cover the wrong orientation, it is the wrong type. It should be a constant use type that covers the cord set also.
3. The romex is not secured very well around the corner of the wall.
4. I will give the person one thing it appears to be a GFIC outlet!!!!


#112315 - 05/27/01 11:15 AM Re: Weatherproof Outlet?  
sparky66wv  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,236
West Virginia
Is there a box at all? That appears to be a decking screw holding the cover in place...

(OK I'm cheating, I read the thread on Mike Holt's BB..)

[Linked Image]


-Virgil
Residential/Commercial Inspector
5 Star Inspections
Member IAEI

#112316 - 05/27/01 11:37 AM Re: Weatherproof Outlet?  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,878
NY, USA
rhagfo,

I'm not sure if that was Romex or UF, it was wrong eitherway so I didn't take notice. Everytime I see a situation like this with the cover in the wrong orientation I wonder about the attitude or competancy of it's installer.

'66,

I don't know if there was a box under this, I didn't look, but the cover doesn't look to be attached to it.

Bill



Member Spotlight
Radar
Radar
Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 349
Joined: April 2004
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.016s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7688 MB (Peak: 0.9088 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-07-26 20:45:41 UTC