150 amp residential service question
I got a service call from a prospective homeowner who's house failed the initial house inspection before sale; among other issues in the house, there is a tap in the crawlspace of the service conductors leading to the panel from the main disconnect by the meter; there was a previous fire at the residence and my guess is the fire damaged the sevice conductors and the electrician simply spliced in part of a new service length to replace the said damaged service conductors. It was a decent enough tap, using pressure connectors/kerneys and bound with rubber tape, however it is not in a junction box. My plan is to save the homeowner some serious cash and just put the tap in a 12x12 can. Question is, is that okay according to the 2005 code? I can't find anything in it saying there can't be taps in the service (as long as the said tap is not feeding anything else).