What to write?

Originally Posted By: lagudo
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Is this okay? It just doesnt look right.

The electrician also drilled a hole through the block foundation pushed the wire through andcalled it a day. Should it be in conduit? I think so but can’t find the code. All this work was done 2 weeks ago for a friend of mine.



Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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You already identified the problem with NM in a wet location

This is your other problem
356.24 Bends ? How Made.
Bends in conduit shall be made so that the conduit is not damaged and the internal diameter of the conduit is not effectively reduced. Bends shall be permitted to be made manually without auxiliary equipment. The radius of the curve to the centerline of any bend shall not be less than shown in Table 344.24 using the column ?Other Bends.?

Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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I tend to agree with Greg on this and most certainly on the " terrible" bend in that liquid tight…

However, in the situation where the electrician ran possibly NM throught the drilled hole into the back of the disconnect......well we do it here all the time from crawls without any problem or concern.

Ok...334.12(A)(10)(D)saysType NM or NMS cable shall not be used as followed ( and I will only stick to the one that applies ) Where exposed or subject to "EXCESSIVE" moisture or dampness.

Laster in Art.334.116 States: Type NM , the overall covering SHALL BE flame retardant and moisture resistant.

Now...depending on what is on the other side of that wall....and how it is ran...could be stapled to the underside joists then through a hole to the disconnect......

To be honest with you...half the installs in romax would not comply if you take "EXCESSIVE" to any application....a normal crawl in my opinion is not damp or wet...not subject to RAIN and if done correctly should not be overly wet at all....

Also it could be NMC cable as well......

Overall in my opinion it really depends on the crawl and how it GOT to the location it is at now.

it is something I personally would not write up...but I guess you gotta be their.

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Originally Posted By: pdickerson
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From what I can see in your photo, I would note the following:

"Earth to wood contact noted at siding. This will promote rot and will provide conducive conditions to wood destroying insect infestations" Recommend providing a minimum of 6" clearance between earth and wood."

"Kink noted at liquid tight conduit at exterior electrical sub-panel. This may be have damaged the wires in the conduit and may be a fire hazard. Recommend repairs by a licensed electrician."

In addition to these comment, I always include a statement in my summary report that all work should be performed prior to closing.

It is important to always inform your client what the problem is, what might happen if they don't do anything about it, who to call to get it fixed (in the case of something as simple as earth-wood, I recommend the fix), and when to fix it (this is generally by closing, or immediately in the case of an emergency like a gas leak).

Originally Posted By: lagudo
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Thank You very much for the responses.

Louis Agudo
Home Sweet Home Inspection Services