Electrical Talk Pics & VideosCommented on: 1 year ago (March 27, 2014)
Two things are wrong. One is that a 20A circuit was used to power it up because it's a 15A GFCI and when the conductors were installed it wasn't torqued properly. This created arcing when it was...
The installer doesn't know the Electrical Codes. Any HVAC person doesn't know the Electrical Codes.
Well, since the electrician was color blind & obviously the other electrician knew about his problem he should had looked over his final connections just to make sure.
Using electrical tape for grouping is OK, as long it isn't white or green tape. And it makes sense to group the multi-circuit, because when a J box has more than one circuit being grouped it would...
To me, within sight is 5 ft as to where the motor is.
What probably happened is that a hot leg from one of the switches made contact with the plate and the device box lost its mechanical ground connection. This made the plate a conductor.