In my opinion 110.12 is vague and unenforceable. The terms "neat" and "workmanlike" both show up in Section 3.2.1 of the NEC Style Manual , as "possibly unenforceable and vague". Any inspector that has to use 110.12 to red tag that installation is either lazy or incompetent. There are plenty of real violations that can be cited. Don
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#114574 - 04/25/0301:32 PMRe: What is the Violation?
Joe, Even if the proposal referencing the NECA/ANSI standard is accepted, the section will still be unenforceable unless the AHJ that has adopted the NEC also adopts the NECA standard. I notice that the proposal was submitted by NECA. I wonder if part of the reason for the proposal is to increase the sales of their "installation standards"? With the exception of "straight, plumb and level" almost all other examples of "sloppy" work are violations of other code sections. Don
#114576 - 04/25/0302:42 PMRe: What is the Violation?
ONe could point out many things -starting with the use of NMC in an industrial setting- but a more general point comes to mind: Ever notict that, for all its' detail, the NEC is absolutely silent at to what a "qualified" person is expected to know, or be able to do? I submit that no control over material will be effective if the rules and techniques are either unknown or ignored.