Give the specific 2002 NEC references related to any violations you find. Write Joe a Violation Notice rather than sending in a copy of the Code rule. Send your response, in 25 words or more, to Joe Tedesco, 350 North St., Boston, MA 02113 or codeviolations@netscape.net. Please include your company name, job title, address, phone number, Social Security number and e-mail address. Previous winners are not eligible. Winners will be awarded $75 in the case of one winner, $50 each for two winners and $25 each for three winners.

Hint: A threadless RMC coupling was used to connect this rigid metal conduit.


Bruce Hard, superintendent for Dal-ec Construction, Sherman, Texas, was the June What's Wrong Here? winner. He provided the following answer:

“Your installation has failed inspection for two reasons. First, you used a flex connector on EMT. Flex connectors are not listed for EMT, violating the listing for the flex connector. See the 2002 NEC 110.3(B). Second, the EMT is in a wet location. Couplings listed for wet locations must be used. The set-screw coupling is not listed for wet locations. See the 2002 NEC 358.10(C).”