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    Default Re: Electrical tape

    Jeff, how did you see the taped cable? Is it plainly exposed or did you need to remove a coverplate to see it?


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    If the builder put it in writing, then he is accepting responsibility for it. You have made your recommendation.

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    Tell the builder to 'show me the code section which states that' ... or replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Eastman View Post
    My comment in my report:

    "Electrical cable damaged and has improper repairs (taped) at upstairs left rear bedroom door entry topplate".


    Builders' Comment:


    "Electrical tape by code is considered insulation rated!"


    Is this true??

    Jeff,
    While the builder should be able to back-up his statement... he won't. It will then be where he will challenge you with code to back-up your statement and finally become a pissing-contest that will eat up alot of your time and effort.

    You saw, you identified, you reported.... time to move on.

    Rich


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Rushing View Post
    Jeff,
    While the builder should be able to back-up his statement... he won't. It will then be where he will challenge you with code to back-up your statement
    The BUILDER said "Electrical tape by code is considered insulation rated!"

    Which is why I said "Tell the builder to 'show me the code section which states that' ... or replace it."

    Jeff just stated it was damaged and needed repairs, he did not cite code - THE BUILDER DID, so let the builder back it up.

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    Jerry,

    We are not saying anything different... just different ways.

    The builder WON'T provide the code (he can't). He will say, "It been fine that way since Moby-Dick was a minnow and now this guy (Jeff) want's to say we can't do it this way?" "Why?"

    Then the buyer turns to Jeff and says, "You can provide back up for that right?"

    That's where it ALWAYS (by the builder or contractor) becomes a pissing contest because it eats up your time and energy that you should be spendig on doning another inspection, or writing a report or tickling ma-ma.

    My point is that the buyer doesen't know anything. He is going to ask everyone to provide back-up for what they stated.... even though, the builder was the one who mentioned "code".

    Rich


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Rushing View Post
    The builder WON'T provide the code (he can't). He will say, "It been fine that way since Moby-Dick was a minnow and now this guy (Jeff) want's to say we can't do it this way?" "Why?"

    Then the buyer turns to Jeff and says, "You can provide back up for that right?"
    That's when Jeff gives his client 300.4, NEC (bold is mine).
    - 300.4 Protection Against Physical Damage.
    - - Where subject to physical damage, conductors shall be adequately protected.
    (then it goes on being more specific about various things)

    The fact of the matter is, if tape was needed, *they were NOT "adequately protected"*.

    Then follow that with 'And the code does not tell you that you are allowed to repair damaged conductors.'

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    Default Re: Electrical tape

    Jerry I know this post is old, 06/19/2007

    "where subject to phyisical damage conductor shall be adequately protected."

    This thread mention something about tape.

    Is this thread about broken conduit?

    Thanks, ROBERT


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    Default Re: Electrical tape

    I do not recall what the original post was about.

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