How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify? Here's your chance to moonlight as an electrical inspector and second-guess someone else's work from the safety of your living room or office. Joe Tedesco, who has a knack for finding shoddy electrical work, did the dirty work and found this mess. Now it's your turn to identify the violation.

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"It took us a while to find this panel," said Bob Lynch, owner of Robert Lynch Electrical Services in Center Harbor, N.H.

The most obvious violation here is with 110.26, Spaces About Electrical Equipment. There's no way this installation permits ready and safe operation and maintenance of equipment. A lack of working space 110.26(A), clear space 110.26(B), and dedicated equipment space 110.26(F) can all be cited in this instance.

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