BEWARE WHAT LURKS IN THE CRAWL SPACE
** 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.
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.”