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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Ray Stewart, an estimator/project manager for the Johnson Group of Kentucky, Louisville, Ky., offered these comments. “Per 334.12(B)4, Romex is not permitted where exposed or subject to excessive moisture or dampness. In addition, this does not look like a temporary installation.”
Rick Thurman, IBEW JW, certified electrical inspector and JATC instructor, added this: “I found the photo of the outside light to offer the following Code violations: Secs. 110.12, 225.10, 225.20, 410.4, 410.22, 410.24, 410.28.”