Moving Violations Video No. 75, by Russ LeBlanc, NEC Consultant: Nailed by a Violation

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on Jul 25, 2014

I don't doubt this isn't done by 2014 NEC specs as it appears to be old work. Nails were probably never listed as approved handle ties unless the older NEC codes only required an effective means of tying the handles. Reality is that electricians try to conform to codes, but often don't have the listed parts readily available at the job site so they improvise a way to complete the installation as close to the regulation as they can using whatever part is available (i.e., nails are the proper size to fit the holes in the handles). The AHJ should at least give them credit for trying to do a safe installation even though accomplished with un-listed parts. To me that's better than no ties at all!!!

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