Code Clusters 3: A Little Tug Reveals a Big Surprise


Code Clusters is a fond look back at some of the most interesting and outlandish Code violations published in the pages of EC&M magazine over the past 15 years — the item below is the second in a series of 10. Questions? Comments? We'd love to hear your feedback! Post your thoughts in the box below.

NEC Violations Illustrated - Cabinet

A Little Tug Reveals a Big Surprise

All references based on the 2002 edition of the NEC.

The electrical inspector wasn’t too sure about this installation, so he gave the grounding conductor a little tug and found that the feeder equipment grounding conductor in this rigid nonmetallic conduit wasn’t terminated on the other end. To his surprise, he discovered the same situation at the other end of the conduit. Someone had just stuffed a few feet of cable into the conduit to make it look like it was a proper installation. Per 300.13(A), conductors installed in a raceway must be continuous between outlets, boxes and devices.

See next violation: Improper Mounting, Missing Covers, and More


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