Moving Violations Video No. 310: Lying in the Brush

May 2, 2024
Russ examines NM cable lying through some brush outside.

In this episode, Russ examines some NM cable lying through some brush outside. Section 334.12(B)(4) prohibits NM cables from being installed in wet or damp locations, which the installation clearly violates. In addition, Sec. 590.4(J) does not permit temporary cables to be lying on the floor or ground.

Watch now to see the installation for yourself. Do you agree with Russ on these violations?

About the Author

Russ LeBlanc | Owner

Russ started in the electrical trade as an apprentice in 1985. He worked his way up to become a Journeyman Electrician and then eventually became a Master Electrician and Licensed Construction Supervisor. In 1999 Russ become an Electrical Instructor for The Peterson School of Engineering in Massachusetts where he developed his passion for teaching, and quickly became Department Head of Electrical Instruction. Russ has taught thousands of apprentices, electricians, engineers, inspectors, and other electrical professionals during his career as an instructor. He continues to provide electrical professionals with Electrical Code seminars, Arc-Flash Awareness training seminars and educational material through his LeBlanc Consulting Services in North Reading, MA whose specialty is educating electricians. He has been an active member of the NFPA Electrical Section and has authored hundreds of National Electrical Code proposals and comments which have become Code rules to improve the safety for the electrical industry. Russ is also an IAEI certified Electrical Inspector.

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