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Jack_in_VA
Premium
join:2007-11-26
North, VA
kudos:1

What's wrong here?

What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Depth Perception



alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1

How can I sound smart if you give the answer right away?

Ok let me find OTHER problems: .. the whole thing was dropped in a paint bucket!



leibold
Premium,MVM
join:2002-07-09
Sunnyvale, CA
kudos:10
Reviews:
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2 recommendations

reply to Jack_in_VA

I'll start with these:

1.) The switch isn't in the proper diagonal position (45 degree angle would look better).
2.) They missed a few spots on the switch that aren't covered with fresh paint (another major aesthetics violations).
3.) The switch doesn't stick out far enough to get good access to the contact screws (got to have a place to hold the body of the switch while toggling the handle).



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fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to Jack_in_VA

That box has room for a few more wires.



Jack_in_VA
Premium
join:2007-11-26
North, VA
kudos:1

The fill limit increased?



tmh

@comcastbusiness.net
reply to Jack_in_VA

I'd say gang box is way too deep in with two layers of drywall.

But of course, the real reason is because the homeowner ran out of space in the box and needed a deeper box to stuff even more wires in. This is a dual gang box after all. It can take another switch.


Hellrazor
Bah Humbug

join:2002-02-02
Abyss, PA
reply to Jack_in_VA

That isn't drywall unless they came out with a wood grain pattern. That is an ugly looking spaghetti mess too..


Zach1
Premium
join:2006-11-26
NW Minnesota
reply to Jack_in_VA

The real question is "what isn't wrong here?"
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cdru
Go Colts
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7

said by Zach1:

The real question is "what isn't wrong here?"

It depends. What version of the NEC applies and when was it installed?

Things might not be as bad as it looks to fix. It looks like the box is held in place by a screw or two in washers along the left hand side. Remove the screws, pull the box flush, resecure. Hopefully there's enough slack in the wire.


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to Jack_in_VA

Clearly you need to sand the entire wall back down 2 inches.


Tig

join:2006-06-29
Carrying Place, ON
Reviews:
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reply to fifty nine

said by fifty nine:

That box has room for a few more wires.

Yeah, and it needs a duplex outlet and a light socket with no bulb.


Shadow01
Premium
join:2003-10-24
Wasteland
reply to Jack_in_VA

Quick, get that pic off here before Nunya sees it. He'll have a stroke.
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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1

said by Shadow01:

Quick, get that pic off here before Nunya sees it. He'll have a stroke.

How to kill a Nunya: »failblog.cheezburger.com/thereifixedit/

The unsuspecting Nunya will be lulled into a false sense of safety as his looks at duct tape plywood constructions until the deadly image of electrical kludge suddenly appears on screen!

nonymous
Premium
join:2003-09-08
Glendale, AZ
reply to Jack_in_VA

Needs a new main panel and a larger service. Shouldn't be more than ten of fifteen thousand when done.



jap
Premium
join:2003-08-10
038xx
reply to Jack_in_VA

Just paint the wood white. Nobody will notice.