Commercial building violations?


Old 11-16-02, 04:15 AM
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Commercial building violations?

At a local business recently, used their restroom. They have a point of use type hot water tank above the sink, high ceilings, wired in simply with exposed romex coming to a junction that is wire nutted and then electrical taped up. Its right over the sink. so my ?s

How do I report this and to whom?
What sort of fines/consequences could the owner be looking at?

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Old 11-16-02, 06:36 AM
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Why not just bring it to the owner's attention and give him / her a chance to fix it?. Based on his / her response / action you can then take appropriate action.
Old 11-16-02, 07:14 AM
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Romex is not expressley prohibited in all commercial business'. Depends on the type of construction.
If it is high up, it also is protected from physical damage.
I also agree that you should bring it up with the owner, if you feel it needed.
Check on the valididy of the installation before talking to a building official.
Remember, the guy let you use his bathroom, that's rare these days.
Old 11-16-02, 08:49 AM
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There should at least be a junction box though not taped up wire nuts. Its a competitive business to my own so no mercy. Their store also burnt down a few years ago, hmmm maybe it was wiring.
Old 11-16-02, 06:51 PM
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Call out the fire marshall and he will get the ball rolling for you.

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