Can you spot the defects here?

Originally Posted By: jtedesco
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CODE DEFECTS


What?s Wrong Here?


Think you can spot defects the original installer either ignored or couldn?t identify himself? Here?s your chance to moonlight as an electrical inspector and second-guess someone else?s work from the safety of your living room or office. Joe Tedesco, who has a knack for finding shoddy electrical work, did the dirty work and found this mess. Now it?s your turn to identify the defect!

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Originally Posted By: Kyle Kubs
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The end of the metal conduit requires a plastic ring to protect the sheathing of the cables from the sharp edge of the conduit… The cut plug hanging off the side should also be removed. The conduit also has no connector physically attaching it to the box, and the sheathing of the NM-B is excessive and likely causes an “overfill” of the conduit, though I can’t see the wire gauge and conduit size to be sure.


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Originally Posted By: gmickes
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every thing kyle noted, and scrapes on the insullation , are the wires suject to physical damage, are they in a conduit or is that a chase ? is that a box? is it rated? seems to be a screw penitrateing as well. no cover on the box.


Originally Posted By: jjackson
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Are you allowed to run NM through conduit?



jj

Originally Posted By: dgiblin
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Looks like the sheathing should be cut back so it isn’t in the box if it is a sub panel or junction box.


Originally Posted By: jlybolt
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Please tell.


Originally Posted By: jpope
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The conduit wasn’t “deburred.” A pair of channel locks works well for that.



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