Originally Posted By: jreim
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Hello fellow NACHI inspectors and friends. I have a Client that is trying to get me to pay over $2000 dollars for replacement of existing romex wiring with conduit because an electrician came in and told her it was all against code, and was a safety violation.
Now I know we do not inspect for code. I have tried to explain this to her several times. If I see Romex in the field, I simply note it as romex, and do not indicate that it is in any way defective. Why? Because in my opinion there is nothing wrong with Romex! Isn't 85% of the country wired in Romex?
Now the electrician provided me with an estimate which cites specific violations regarding NEC 300.4 (b)(1) , 334.15 (b)(c), and 320.23 (h). I can not seem to find anywhere on the web where I can access a copy of the NEC, without having to purchase a copy. Does anyone know what these specific issues are or know somewhere I can go to get a copy of the NEC?
It is my opinion that this electrician is just trying to get my client to do these upgrades even though they are not really necessary! Anyone have any info or advice on how I should handle this? Any help greatly appreciated.