Give the specific 1999 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 at 350 North St., Boston, MA 02113 or e-mail him at codeviolations@netscape.net.

The winner(s) will receive $75. Please include your company name, job title, address, phone number, Social Security number and e-mail address.

HINT: These three metal raceways, enclosing branch circuits operating at more than 250V to ground, were installed through this hole in the cover of a cabinet enclosing a panelboard.


“First of all, outdoor lighting fixtures are permitted to be supported by trees in accordance with Section 410-16 (h). As for the raceway up the tree, it should be in a rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit or schedule 80 rigid nonmetallic conduit. (See Section 300-5 (d).)”

Derrick Aragon
Electrical designer
Colorado State University