Originally Posted By: jtedesco
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The number of wires (conductors) in these conduits or tubing (they are not cables) exceed the permitted fill, which is 40% of the ID.
Let's say that the original installer limited the number to the permitted amount, so as not to exceed that figure, and then the next homeowner decides to pull a few more wires (conductors) into the existing conduits or tubing (actually we can say raceway too) and decides to supply a couple of loads that are considered as heavy loads! AC's, etc.
How will the visual inspection read?
I am really interested in seeing the answers from a Home Inspector here and not from the "Code Scholars" who know exactly what I am getting at!
I believe that the SOP is a very basic beginning to an electrical inspection and wonder just how far some can go when it comes to items that are not included in that list. Don't you agree?
How many Hi's here would be willing to have a "Code Scholar" follow along a second time, after their report of the "electrical safety items" is included in the list to be downloaded or read by the seller?
I don't want to start any contests here, so please be cool, OK and we can have some fun and maybe, just maybe we can all learn something. ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)
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Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant