Example of fine electrical wiring practices. Use of extension cords.
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Extension cords should be used only on a temporary basis! Correct?
Often during a home inspection I will see them used for much more than this.
The NEC in section 400.8 states “Uses Not Permitted” for flexible cords and cables.
· As a substitute for the fixed wiring of a structure.
· Where run through holes in walls, structural ceilings, suspended ceilings, dropped ceilings, or floors.
· There run through doorways, windows, or similar openings.
· Where attached to building surfaces .
Here is the cord as it exits the building.
Now we have that run that goes from one structure to the next using the old garden hose conduit system, a very fine variation of electrical conduit (look closely as it runs through the tree).
Next... of course running through a metal building adds to the beauty of this installation.
But when using such good practices we must be sure to terminate in a proper fashion as demonstrated here.
Sometimes you wonder how someone does not get hurt.
“A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind”
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