Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    5

    Default Hillbilly Junction Box

    I am new to the forum, so I apologize if this is posted in the wrong area. Came across this last week. Thought you might like it!

    Similar Threads:
    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    Inspection Referral SOC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia, electrical only
    Posts
    116

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Tab Wilcox View Post
    I am new to the forum, so I apologize if this is posted in the wrong area. Came across this last week. Thought you might like it!
    I do, I do like it, Tab. Especially the crowning plastic flower.

    Me, I try to be kind in my comments. Sure, there are four categories of NEC violation, if I'm not mistaken. And I'll mention them, plus the almost-certainty that the installation was not permitted and inspected, if the jurisdiction requires such. However, I also will say I'm impressed that, despite the other evidence of dangerous ignorance or indifference, all the cables are installed with connectors (unless the yellow items are not wirenuts but additional cable/s).


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring Hill (Nashville), TN
    Posts
    5,847

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Tab, you have no idea what Hillbilly craftsmanship is like! Living in the great state of Tennessee we really do get to see true Hillbilly craftsmanship first hand!Hillbilly.JPG

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Vancouver Island
    Posts
    4,546

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    Tab, you have no idea what Hillbilly craftsmanship is like! Living in the great state of Tennessee we really do get to see true Hillbilly craftsmanship first hand!
    Right. Tab is in Az so maybe 'Cowboy carpentry' would be a better label?
    No, it does not need a little door on leather hinges.
    I see somebody who was told that the j-box needs to be accessible, knows perfectly well what that entails, but wanted to take a jab at his local AHJ.



    -

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
    www.allsafehome.ca

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    MONTREAL QUEBEC-CANADA
    Posts
    1,841

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Thanks for the pic!
    Who's the electrical folk art crafts person?
    A museum piece I bet.
    folk art museum.PNG
    Never know. Might be worth money some day.
    I bid $5.00 Canadian dollars.
    That is $2.75 American at today's exchange in case you don't follow these things.
    .
    Never know... maybe the kid my old girlfriend never told me about just might inherit a fine Vintage Obsolete heritage.
    I wounder what she called him?

    Robert Young's Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.
    Call (514) 489-1887 or (514) 441-3732
    Our Motto; Putting information where you need it most, "In your hands.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,248

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERT YOUNG View Post
    Never know... maybe the kid my old girlfriend never told me about just might inherit a fine Vintage Obsolete heritage.
    I wounder what she called him?
    Seems that you have a lot of information about something that no one ever told you about ...

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    MONTREAL QUEBEC-CANADA
    Posts
    1,841

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Seems that you have a lot of information about something that no one ever told you about ...
    Just wish'en Jerry, that's all.

    Robert Young's Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.
    Call (514) 489-1887 or (514) 441-3732
    Our Motto; Putting information where you need it most, "In your hands.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,248

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERT YOUNG View Post
    Just wish'en Jerry, that's all.
    Dang! I was thinking you had done some of that good old fashion 'home inspector investigation' ... and made some 'discoveries'.

    Oh well, here's to a wishin' and a hopin' ...

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Holladay, UT
    Posts
    565

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    The panel is labeled "Service Disconnect". Do you just twist off all the wire nuts??

    Tom Rees / A Closer Look Home Inspection / Salt Lake City, Utah

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,248

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Rees View Post
    The panel is labeled "Service Disconnect". Do you just twist off all the wire nuts??
    Well ... ... after twisting off all of the wire nuts you then have to untwist the wires and separate them too ... that's the disconnect ... the wire nuts are just 'insulation'.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Holladay, UT
    Posts
    565

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Well ... ... after twisting off all of the wire nuts you then have to untwist the wires and separate them too ... that's the disconnect ... the wire nuts are just 'insulation'.
    Is that 6 hand movements.

    Tom Rees / A Closer Look Home Inspection / Salt Lake City, Utah

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    MONTREAL QUEBEC-CANADA
    Posts
    1,841

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Jerry, Tom, thanks for the laugh.

    It took me more than 6 hand movements to write this post, so is it compliant?
    Happy New Year from this wired home inspection nut.

    Last edited by ROBERT YOUNG; 01-01-2016 at 09:33 PM.
    Robert Young's Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.
    Call (514) 489-1887 or (514) 441-3732
    Our Motto; Putting information where you need it most, "In your hands.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia, electrical only
    Posts
    116

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Well ... ... after twisting off all of the wire nuts you then have to untwist the wires and separate them too ... that's the disconnect ... the wire nuts are just 'insulation'.
    Are you sure the wires are twisted together?




  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,248

    Default Re: Hillbilly Junction Box

    Quote Originally Posted by david shapiro View Post
    Are you sure the wires are twisted together?
    No one will know 'for sure' until the wire nuts are removed ... but the wires 'sure look like they are' twisted going into the wire nuts.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •