A Southern California CEE News reader found this mess and exposed live wires at a motel in Monterey, Calif. He said, “It seems as though the instructions with PVC conduit must read, ‘If it fits together, it goes together.’” These types of installations are often done by those who are not qualified or familiar with the rules in the Code.

Attention CEE News readers. Do you have a photo of a glaring Code violation?

E-mail your digital photos and descriptions to CodeViolations@JoeTedesco.com or mail them to 350 North St., Boston, MA 02113. Your photo may be published in our upcoming photo gallery of America's worst NEC violations.