Originally Posted By: jtedesco
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No matter what trade you are associated with, I am sure that if you are an experienced installer that you are proud of your work.
The following is available: http://www.necanet.org/store/pdf_toc/NECA1-TOC.pdf and helps a person to decide on what is closest to the rule in the NEC that reads as follows:
|110.12 Mechanical Execution of Work.
Electrical equipment shall be installed in a neat and workmanlike manner.
(A) Unused Openings.
Unused cable or raceway openings in boxes, raceways, auxiliary gutters, cabinets, cutout boxes, meter socket enclosures, equipment cases, or housings shall be effectively closed to afford protection substantially equivalent to the wall of the equipment.
Where metallic plugs or plates are used with nonmetallic enclosures, they shall be recessed at least 6 mm (? in.) from the outer surface of the enclosure.
(B) Subsurface Enclosures.
Conductors shall be racked to provide ready and safe access in underground and subsurface enclosures into which persons enter for installation and maintenance.
(C) Integrity of Electrical Equipment and Connections.
Internal parts of electrical equipment, including busbars, wiring terminals, insulators, and other surfaces, shall not be damaged or contaminated by foreign materials such as paint, plaster, cleaners, abrasives, or corrosive residues.
There shall be no damaged parts that may adversely affect safe operation or mechanical strength of the equipment such as parts that are broken; bent; cut; or deteriorated by corrosion, chemical action, or overheating.
NOTE: I am prepared to discuss each item here on how one would would recognize that part of an installation that was not neat and workmanlike!
Let's face reality, either you are, or you are not a Mechanic!
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant