Mobile Home Inspection by NACHI Member Featured in EC&M

BEWARE WHAT LURKS IN THE CRAWL SPACE

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** Patrick Dacey, NACHI member, SouthWest Inspections, recently sent me these photos of this interesting arrangement that he took during a mobile home inspection in June. Both wiring arrangements are located within the crawl space of a doublewide mobile home. The outlet and box were found directly below the water heater and the “web of wires” was located below the two halves of the trailer.

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These wiring arrangements violate the requirements of Chapter 3 and 550.3, which states, “Wherever the requirements of other articles of this Code and Article 550 differ, the requirements of Article 550 shall apply.”

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Joe,

Chances are that WEB is where they married the two halves together. In the newer versions they have a simple click and screw method as I am sure you are aware of. In the older ones I found around here they simply stubbed down wires and labeled them ( if you are lucky ) and then junctions were to be made...certainly NOT in the method shown above...lol