The 10 Craziest Code Violations of 2021

Jan. 2, 2022
Presenting the most bizarre electrical installation mishaps of last year that violated the NEC.

Again this year, EC&M readers ranked the National Electrical Code (NEC) as the No. 1 most-important topic we cover. So, it's no big surprise that the Top 10 Craziest Code Violations of 2020 was one of our most popular photo galleries of last year — ranking up there with The Top 25 Changes in the 2020 National Electrical Code. Back by popular demand, here are the most extraordinary Code violations uncovered by our NEC Consultant Russ LeBlanc in 2021. Following are our picks for the absolute craziest Code catastrophe photos of last year that violated the NEC. Shoddy electrical installers beware: If you’re behind an electrical installation gone wrong like those featured here, there’s a good chance your handiwork may turn up in the pages of EC&M or on our website someday soon. Note: All references are based on the 2020 edition of the NEC. 

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