Today, I came upon a ceiling fan installed in an apartment with a concrete ceiling and cement block walls. The wiring was run on the ceiling and walls and covered with wood molding down to the vicinity of the receptacle. At the end of this molding run the Romex ran outside the molding about a foot or so and was connected to a male 3-prong plug that was plugged into that receptacle.
I didn’t tag it because I couldn’t really determine if it was a problem. Wood moldings are OK to use in our area, so that was not a problem. The male plug was connected properly, so that was not a problem. It was just weird to see Romex with a 3-prong plug.
I searched the NEC reference books that I have and found nothing that prohibits Romex from having a plug attached or from being used as an “extension” cord for that matter. Am I missing something?
Thanks for any responses.