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All electrical boxes must have covers.
All non-metallic sheathed electrical wiring* should be behind sheetrock. This application could have been completed with BX cable or conduit. You should never see an wire nut, they should always be in junction boxes with proper covers. If these connections were to fail, there is nothing to contain the potential sparks and could result in a fire. This was an example of handyman wiring and made us conclude that it was not performed by an electrician and not inspected by a municipal inspector. We noted this as unprofessional wiring.
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*BTW, I this page used to use the name Romex®, (trademarked by Southwire)
It is a non-metallic sheathed electrical wiring
that everyone in the trades has simply called Romex® for
Builders, electricians, home inspectors and home owners have all used this name for this type of wire.
These people are scumbags, threatening me for using the
I have installed and recommended Romex® for years, no more! Avoid them.
They are more expensive then their competitors and are strong arming anyone
for using the name Romex®! (can you say Kleenex® or Jell-O®?)
Get used to the designation non-metallic sheathed electrical wiring,
and may they go bankrupt soon like the originator of this wire,
Rome Cable Corp. of Rome, NY.