Originally Posted by J. V.
I sure hope that EMT is going to be covered up. Looks very unprofessional. I mean no disrespect. But when you work in this trade all your life and most of the work included conduit, it's hard not to critique others pipe work.
Whats that J-Box for? Looks like a surface mount Hoffman to me. Not a good choice for residential construction. Is that box going to be flush (outside) with the wall?
Thanks for the feedback, if you get a chance I'd appreciate a little elaboration on why it looks unproffesional. But yes it is going to be covered up. If it's because it doesn't look straight, I've noticed my camera seems to have a bit of a fisheye effect. The vertical pipes are vertical enough to get a centered bubble on a level as is the panel.
If it's because conduit bodies would look more professional, the decision was purely cost driven... I'm unemployed at this time, so cost is pretty significant in decisions.
I'd just like to know in case there is anything I can do to improve the appearance (and yes I know I'll be cleaning up the mess) because while I know it has nothing to do with code, strictly speaking, I also know it's the kind of impression that will influence the inspector's level of scrutiny.
The J-box is Wiegmann if that answers the question. It's needed because I'm running wires for a 3-way switch in the house to operate an outside light at the garage. Inside the j-box I splice the THWN from the conduit into 14-3 NM, and it goes up to the switch. I had asked the inspector if I would be allowed to run 3-way switch wiring into the panel with the feeders, and he said he'd rather not see that and a J-box would be better.
It is set so the cover will be flush with the drywall.