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Defect of the Month

wiring inspection

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

 

2018

August 2018 – Over the past year, ESA inspectors have identified over 4,700 defects regarding unsafe and abandoned wiring inside and outside of electrical enclosures.

12-114 Make safe unused conductors

July 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

 

2017

December 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 1,100 defects related to tamper-resistant receptacles.

26-712(g) Tamper-resistant Receptacles

November 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 1,900 defects related to GFCI requirements.

26-700(11) GFCI Receptacle Requirements

October 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 1,700 defects regarding missing cover plates and unused openings in electrical enclosures.

Unused Openings and Missing Cover Plates

September 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 1,700 defects regarding Receptacle Polarity.

Receptacle Polarity

August 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 4,000 defects regarding non-metallic sheathed cable.

Installation of non-metallic-sheathed cable

July 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 1, 200 defects regarding branch circuits for dwelling units.

26-722 Branch circuits for dwelling units

June 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 5,500 defects regarding the use of approved equipment.

Use of Approved Equipment -- Rule 2-034

May 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 500 defects regarding the bonding of non-carrying metal parts of pools.

Bonding of non-current-carrying metal parts of pools

April 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 1,800 defects regarding the bonding of non-electrical equipment.

Bonding of Non-Electrical Equipment – Rule 10-406

March 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 27,000 defects related to Rule 2-004 of the inspection process.

Rule 2-004 Application for Inspection

February 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 2,000 defects regarding the installation of aluminum wiring.

Aluminum wiring – Rule 12-118 Violations

January 2017 – ESA Inspectors have issued over 9,000 defects regarding the maintenance of electrical equipment.

Maintenance of Electrical Equipment

 

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