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    Default Seeing is believing

    There's frequently skepticism for items we home inspectors call out. Take missing cable clamps for example. Call them out and realtors roll their eyes like there's no possible way that stationary metal box is going to damage that cable just sitting there against the box. Pictures are great.

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    Default Re: Seeing is believing

    Did that box have internal cable clamps made into the box?


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    Default Re: Seeing is believing

    Quote Originally Posted by James Duffin View Post
    Did that box have internal cable clamps made into the box?
    The box was made for internal clamps but they were not installed in several of the boxes in this part of the attic...see the empty hole just to the right of the cable....


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    Default Re: Seeing is believing

    nice photo


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    Default Re: Seeing is believing

    Looking at the photo again....I wonder if that damage is not a case of over tightening the internal clamp when initially installing the cable, seeing the wire was damaged and then removing the clamp, but not replacing the cable.


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    Default Re: Seeing is believing

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Foster View Post
    Looking at the photo again....I wonder if that damage is not a case of over tightening the internal clamp when initially installing the cable, seeing the wire was damaged and then removing the clamp, but not replacing the cable.
    That's what I was thinking...


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    Default Re: Seeing is believing

    Nice pic, I'll bring the marshmallows, and I better hurry over.


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    Default Re: Seeing is believing

    Looks to me that the damage is from the sharp edge of the device box. As you look at the photo, pay attention to the immediate left of the NM cable. Also, doesn't it appear that there is a cable clamp on the interior of the box holding the wire to the left edge of the KO? I do see the hole pointed out by others but the photo may not be large enough to see the internal clamp fastener.


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    Default Re: Seeing is believing

    Nice photo


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