All About PoE (Not the Writer)
All Answers relate to NFPA 70, 2017 Edition
Answers on page 88.
What’s Wrong With This?
In this photo of new construction, the builder was attempting to get a final so the buyers could move in. The wires are hanging outside the residence. The electrical inspector failed the installation during the inspection. Can you determine the reason for the failed inspection? In addition, can you tell what is correct in this photo? The installer did something that was going to make his life easier.
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Answer to Can You Identify This?:
These wires are for the new homeowner to connect to a future satellite dish that they planned to install. The electrical inspector didn’t like the idea of the wires hanging without being terminated or any indication of what they were for. According to the NEC, any wires that are not terminated must be labeled as not abandoned cable for future use. The contractor went back and installed a tag.
The contractor installed a 1¼ inch PVC pipe protruding on the underside of the soffit into the attic and to the recessed structured cable panel. Why? This will enable him to pull additional wires to this location if necessary.