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Defect of the Month

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Each month, ESA publishes detailed information on a common defect found by ESA Inspectors over the last year.

 

2019

March 2019 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors have issued over 3,600 defects related to Rule 2-034 about the use of approved products..

2-034 – Equipment to be Approved for Use

February 2019 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors have identified 4,284 defects regarding the maintenance of electrical equipment.

2-300 – Maintenance of Electrical Equipment

January 2019 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors have identified more than 5,381 defects regarding missing cover plates on outlet boxes, receptacles, switches and other devices.

12-3000 (5)  – Outlet Box Covers

2018

December 2018 – Over the past year, ESA Inspectors have written more than 2,200 defects for Tamper-Resistant Receptacles.

26-712(g) Tamper-resistant Receptacles

November 2018 – Over the past year, ESA Inspectors have issued more than 2,852 defects related to Rule 10-406 and the bonding of non-electrical equipment.

10-406 Bonding of Non-Electrical Equipment

October 2018 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors have identified more than 3,346 defects regarding reversed receptacle polarity.

26-002 Receptacle Polarity

September 2018 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors have identified over 2,000 defects regarding unsafe and abandoned wiring inside and outside of electrical enclosures.

12-114 Make Safe unused Conductors 

July/August 2018 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors have identified more than 3,500 defects related to the installation of non-metallic-sheathed cables (NMSC) near heating ducts.

12-506(4)(a) Non-metallic-sheathed cable near heating ducts

June 2018 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors have identified more than 5,000 defects regarding missing cover plates and unused openings in electrical enclosures.

12-3024 Unused Openings and Missing Cover Plates

May 2018 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors identified more than 4,300 defects related to the below Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) requirements.

26-700(11) GFCI Receptacle Requirements

April 2018 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors identified nearly 9,000 defects related to the marking of electrical equipment.

2-100 Marking of Equipment

March 2018 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors have issued close to 10,000 defects related to Rule 2-034 about the use of approved products.

2-034 – Equipment to be Approved for Use

February 2018 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors have identified close to 11,000 defects regarding the maintenance of electrical equipment.

2-300 – Maintenance of Electrical Equipment

January 2018 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 14,000 defects related to missing cover plates on outlet boxes, receptacles, switches and other devices.

12-3000 (5)  – Outlet Box Covers

 

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