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 at 350 North St., Boston, MA 02113 or 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.

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James Myrick, an electrician with Myrick and Sons Electrical Contractors, Graham, N.C., provided the following answer.

  1. The liquidtight flexible metal conduit is not properly secured according to 350.30(A).

  2. The front working-space depth does not comply with Table 110.26(A)(1).

  3. Class 2 thermostat wire installed in the same raceway with the power supply violates Section 300.3 (C)(1). FPN: See 725.55(A) for Class 2 and Class 3 circuit conductors.

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