In the electrical industry, there’s no question the National Electrical Code (NEC) is king. Because all electrical professionals must follow NEC requirements and pass inspection on all projects, EC&M readers continually rate the NEC as their top area of interest. Armed with a video camera and taking readers out into the field with him, NEC Consultant Russ LeBlanc is on the move in “Moving Violations,” serving as a mobile electrical detective. Who knows why people do what they do — all of these videos leave us wondering, “what in the heck were they thinking?” However, looking back at last year’s coverage, a few videos definitely stand out. Following are a handful of clips EC&M editors selected as the most memorable of 2014. Watch what not to do, and get a quick lesson on each specific NEC violation and remedy.

Surface Extension

Russ questions the design of this wiring extension and its accompanying ceiling-mounted box. This is as a violation of Sec. 314.22 of the 2014 NEC.