Wall Switch

Originally Posted By: jpope
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I thought I’d post this to see how many HI’s know what the problem is with this installation (besides the spray-in foam).


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Several switches as outlets were installed this way in this "room addition."


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Originally Posted By: rwashington
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Other than not being flush with the wall?



Richard W Washington


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Originally Posted By: cbuell
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no access



It is easier to change direction than it is to forget where one has been.

Originally Posted By: jpope
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rwashington wrote:
Other than not being flush with the wall?


You got it - 314.20 = boxes must be flush with combustible surfaces.

cbuell wrote:
no access


This too - 314.29 = boxes and conduit bodies must remain accessible.


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Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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jpope wrote:
rwashington wrote:
Other than not being flush with the wall?


You got it - 314.20 = boxes must be flush with combustible surfaces.

cbuell wrote:
no access


This too - 314.29 = boxes and conduit bodies must remain accessible.


I say it is not accessible <violation> but not being flush is not necessarily a violation. As long as the cover seals the box it is OK.


Originally Posted By: jpope
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Greg Fretwell wrote:
As long as the cover seals the box it is OK.


Your interpretation is likely to be much more accurate than mine, but I'll let one of you "Sparkies" tell this to the seller ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)

As far as I'm concerned, there are more severe implications when I see a condition like this. The most obvious being that this room addition (most likely) was not permitted.

"No permits" generally means "no standards." A simple "oversight" (not having nail plates on the studs where the conduit passes through) can have disastrous ramifications.


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