Code Clusters is a fond look back at some of the most interesting and outlandish Code violations published in the pages of EC&M magazine over the past 15 years — the item below is the seventh in a series of 10. Questions? Comments? We'd love to hear your feedback! Post your thoughts in the box below.
One Hot Nest
All references are based on the 1999 edition of the NEC.
EC&M’s national sales manager, David Miller, took this picture of a load center—complete with bird nest and inhabitants—at a family reunion held in a public park in Somonauk, Ill. He found the box unlocked, opened, and mounted so low on a wooden post supporting the roof of a picnic shelter that small children could reach it. The load center housed breakers for lighting and ceiling fans. This violates rules in Arts. 110 and 404 of the 2002 NEC.