Ken Amandolia, a superintendent with West Star Electrical Contractors, Inc., in Douglasville, Ga., was asked to take a look at this picture for a customer and provide pricing if he saw anything that needed replacing. He just had to send it to us.

I love the disconnect lying on top of the bucket. Take your pick among a number of these violations: lack of proper equipment maintenance; exposed energized conductors; improper supports; missing covers; lack of proper electrical grounding and bonding; and more! The best advice I can provide here is go ahead and review the requirements shown in Chapters 1 through 4 of the NEC. You'll be able to note a number of serious violations with this installation.

Sadly, this type of installation is typical in many parts of the country.

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