What's Wrong Here? January Winner

Andrew Chiappetta
Ace Electric, Electrical Contractors
Whitehouse Station, N.J.

  1. The service weather head is mounted below the service drop. (Section 230-54).
  2. Service “drip loop” conductors are too close to the window that is designed to be opened.(Section 230-9).
  3. 3. The service conductors appear to be making contact with the rain down spout that may create a possible fault due to abrasion. (Section 230-50).

What's Wrong Here?

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 codeviolations@netscape.net. The winner(s) will receive $75. Please include your name, company name, job title, address, phone number, Social Security Number and e-mail address. Previous winners are not eligible.

Hint: These are attachment plugs with exposed blades that can be energized and have current-carrying parts.