Originally Posted By: bdowd This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
I just did a inspection on a three family home. I noticed a line coming out of the Elec. Pwr Box with its own ckt breaker It is a 220V line. It is runing from the basement, clamped to floor joist, going “THRU” rusted Bilco doors, Clamped to Alum siding, runing behine out side oil tanks. under leader, (it was raining that day and the water drain was pouring right on the 220V line) and thru hole in alum siding into apartment conected to 220V recepital which is not mounted-just laying on floor for electric stove. Besides the fact that there is no calking on the in and out holes (definitely water entry point) this looks like a code violation. I would assume that wiring of this type should run thru wall framing and be mounted. Is there some place I can go to to get some help on this matter, or site a code violation number? Thank You Guys
Originally Posted By: dbush This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
Bruce, don’t site a code reference, because of the following:
1. YOU ARE NOT A CODE INSPECTOR, if you want to use something to justify it use "Standard Electrical building practice".
2. It is improperly wired, you can site several reasons, but make sure if you put anything besides it is improperly wired, that you put ALL of the reasons it is improperly wired, otherwise if they fix the reasons you list and don't fix the ones you don't mention you may have a problem.
3. You are going to recommend that a licensed electrician come in to properly wire the whole set up (right).
You can say that it is not right, safety hazard, etc. If it aint right, just say so.