You don't have to answer if you don't want to, and I hope I don't sound accusatory, but I have a few questions which I'm just too curious about.i talked with 3 inspectors and also the town inspector for the area the job was done in and all the inspectors for my area said 8 is fine to put on a 50 and town codes supersede nec so i guess there are exceptions ... and to note each inspector has stated that years ago they used to put 8 on 50 all the time with no issues.. again i really would like to know if any number 8 has burned up or caused damage to the 50 amp breaker this is not nm like years ago its nm-b ... anyways case closed i really dont have a leg to stand on going up against the town inspector if he allows it
You said you've run into a few jobs like this. What were you doing there that you were able to run into these violations? Are you a home inspector? That may answer most of my other questions....
How do you happen to notice that something you're not involved with was changed over from NM-B to THHN in EMT? multiple times you've just happened to notic stuff like that?
You mentioned not having a leg to stand on. Why do you need one? Are you trying to pressure the inspectors to retroactively fail the installs?
Like I said I'm just curious.
But on another note, I don't agree with the masses who are ducking for cover over every code violation, looking to see who's coming out of the woodwork with a lawsuit.
The code was/is written by industry experts who likely have less true understanding than a good 25 year electrician. Why can't a seasoned electrician be considered an industry expert? And if he's had a thousand installs with no issues, then why try to stir up a hornet's nest?