I came accross this today on an old farm house that was moved and extensively remodeled and updated. The electric was recently inspected and the final approved sticker is on the meter directly above the exposed cables. I check my code referece book but could only find referece to trench depth for buried cable not how deep the conduit needs to be under the surface. From what I could determine it should be at least 18" and probably more. I didn’t want to cite code but I did cite an electrocution hazard and recomended further eval by qualified electrician ect. The client questioned me on this since the B.O. passed it a matter of weeks ago. Am I correct in citing this as a defect? I didn’t back it out of my report and stood on a safety issue with the possibility of a weed whip or lawn trimmer hitting it.
wat ya think?