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Old 05-14-2012, 07:01 AM   #1
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This is all within code right?? Electrical Foul-ups


I recently received this email with some electrical foul-ups and thought i'd share.

Makes you wonder what people are thinking sometimes!

















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While electrical codes vary from state to state, these examples only apply in the state of confusion.

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you forgot one:

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They are all fine, as long as you use the correct color duct tape. As for the ones in the showers, just make sure that you do not forget to have the water running, or the tub filled while working on those fixtures.
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The second picture could be complaint if the cover was screwed closed.
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those motion detector lights are outdoor rated, so I'm sure they are fine for "wet locations"

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I know these are extreme cases but you have to wonder what were these people thinking?!?!?! How could these ever be thought of as proper wiring?

My favorite is the 4x4 box with seven extender boxes. It is probably compliant. Idiotic but compliant.
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HOW THE DID YOU GET INTO ONE OF MY RENTALS TO TAKE THOSE PICTURES!!!???
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Those are hilarious! The first one makes me ask lot of questions. I think the most notable one is "Why?" The lights in the shower is a classic. What's scary is the fact that I've seen lot of pictures like that. I've even seen one with an electrical panel in the shower.
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First pic is a redneck disconnect panel. Everyone should have one. Second pic should have the door so it can't open. We just removed a panel just like it from our home. Ran all new home runs and pulled the panel out.

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