Don't touch! The wires might come out, bite you, spark, burn - who knows.
This house boasted yet another "Must See!" remodeled kitchen. New cabinets, new kitchen sink, new appliances including a new disposal and -
You might have noticed that this wiring did not quite reach the new disposal in its previous, more complete form. You know, insulated, together, properly entering the disposal, safely held by a CONNECTOR CLAMP.
Since the cable you see would not reach, it should have been connected to newer wiring inside a box. This junction box should have been secured to the cabinet wall. A newer cable should have come from that box to wire up the new disposal, attached to the drain within 12" of the disposal and secured with a connector clamp.
That's how it would have come with a professionally-done "Must See!" kitchen anyway. This represents one thing that I could see. What about what I couldn't?
Hey, at least this connection appears to be grounded!
Once I reached under a disposal to feel if there was a connector clamp and did not look first. Not only was there no clamp - the wires were twisted together but were not covered with wire nuts. I touched the bare wires... and found out pretty quick just how bare they were! As James Bond said, "shocking..."
My recommendation: Sometimes you should look before you leap. And check out the wiring before you feel for a connector clamp!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560