What's Wrong Here?

What's Wrong Here?

Hint: Seems a little tight here, doesn’t it?


How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify? Here's your chance to moonlight as an electrical inspector and second-guess someone else's work from the safety of your living room or office. Joe Tedesco, who has a knack for finding shoddy electrical work, did the dirty work and found this mess. Now it's your turn to identify the violation.

Find the Answer

This installer needs to try this again to get it right. Someone installed a new A/C unit, but no one removed the old one? This abandoned A/C unit and other equipment located behind an athletic club near the waterfront has been this way for more than six months. Whose responsibility is it to get rid on the old unit? Or do you even have to remove it?


I imagine there will be some that will say, "This is not a problem," however, this is a serious issue and impinges on the safe working space in this area, which is already deficient (see 110.26).

At least there are some jurisdictions, like the state of Washington, who say, "all abandoned wiring shall be removed."

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