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 SteveFehr. 07/23/17 09:46 AM
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)
239,264 Are you busy
174,723 Re: Forum
167,102 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 57 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#180993 - 09/18/08 12:12 PM "Frugal" Violations in Switch Leg  
renosteinke  Offline
Cat Servant
Member
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
This fine install illustrates how poor planning and false economy lead to work that is both ugly, and in violation. That the gent fancies himself an electrical expert, and is resistant to actually learning anything, makes it all the worse.

He positioned his box before he placed the drywall on the ceiling. Since his wiring method is Romex, there's no reason the box could not have been placed a bit lower:

[Linked Image]

He considers this box accessible.

Yes, that is a flex connector holding the 3/4 EMT in place. At the other end is this arrangement:

[Linked Image]

His plan was to go straight into the box, but the door swing blocked the switches ... so another flex connector (90) was used to set the box to the side.
Wanting a clean surface mounted box, he salvaged a masonry box .... he's now looking for a cover to fit it. Good luck! He has an 'industrial cover' on order, and says he'll weld tabs on the box if he needs to, to mount the cover. Some folks, you can't tell them anything!

The pipe lacks any support, other than that given by the connectors, over it's five foot length.

My offer to go to my truck, and replace all this with a compliant installation, was declined.


2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides

#181364 - 10/05/08 07:14 PM Re: "Frugal" Violations in Switch Leg [Re: renosteinke]  
packrat56  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 76
MT, U.S.
well, at least you made an offer to fix it


I have a sense of adventure, I just keep it leashed with common sense.

#182563 - 12/02/08 04:21 PM Re: "Frugal" Violations in Switch Leg [Re: packrat56]  
sbi  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 47
indiana
Some people will work harder not smarter.
Who in their right mind will weld tabs on a box?


when in doubt jump it out
I happily work for slumlords


Member Spotlight
sbi
sbi
indiana
Posts: 47
Joined: March 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.011s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7530 MB (Peak: 0.8786 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-07-24 04:50:52 UTC