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drew
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Another Edition of "What's Wrong With This Picture?"

I came into the building we sub-lease for our new church campus for setup on Sunday morning.

Check out the sweet wiring job.







Juggernaut
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Re: Another Edition of "What's Wrong With This Picture?&quo

Your folks really have a strong faith in God, it seems.
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TheMG
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reply to drew

What are those orange extension cords powering?

That's definitely a disaster waiting to happen, especially if the load they are powering is substantial (those switches are for xmas lights, probably not rated for more than a few amps).



drew
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reply to Juggernaut

Our people do have a strong faith in God, but we can't take credit for this! This was done by the usual tenants of the space.



drew
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reply to TheMG

Clamp-lights with high wattage (150W+) lightbulbs.


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said by drew:

Clamp-lights with high wattage (150W+) lightbulbs.

YIKES!!!

Yup, definitely a fire waiting to happen.


nunya
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reply to drew

Tell me that's a joke.



drew
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Depends on your definition of a joke.

Am I pulling your leg? No.
Did someone actually do this? Yes.


Tig

join:2006-06-29
Carrying Place, ON
reply to drew

So, what were they building? Are those white cords switches to turn the lights on and off?



ilikeme
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They look like dimmers.


AsherN
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reply to drew

Gotta love the 2-to-3 prong adapters. I did not think they still made those.


kamin

join:2003-03-30
Puyallup, WA
reply to drew

*facepalm*



Pepsiman

join:2002-01-18
Brooklyn, NY
reply to drew

said by drew:

I came into the building we sub-lease for our new church campus for setup on Sunday morning.

Check out the sweet wiring job.

Beautiful job, you think this person who did the wiring can help me out, I am looking for a whole house generator like a Generac, oh wait a sec. what did you say, he's a shoe maker, well get the shoe polish out


jack b
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reply to drew

Total load is ONLY 750 watts, no problem....



SwedishRider
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reply to drew

I think it's quite creative actually. I like they way they paired the orange with the white... definitely fits the fall seasonal theme.


rgbond

join:2002-10-15
Huntington Beach, CA
reply to drew

I don't see any cable ties.


raythompsontn

join:2001-01-11
Oliver Springs, TN
reply to drew

There's your problem. They left all the tags on the cords.


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reply to AsherN

said by AsherN:

Gotta love the 2-to-3 prong adapters. I did not think they still made those.

Just bought one YESTERDAY. Like most things in life the item is not the issue it is the idiots using it wrong.

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reply to drew

Well, it is ugly as heck and I wouldn't want to see it in my building, but technically what is wrong?
I agree with the 750 estimate based on the information available, so there's plenty of capacity in the circuit.
The multisplitter thingy would allow one to exceed the 300W rating that I see on the yellow tag, but I only see one code plugged, so 150W.
I can't see the lights plugged into the orange cords so I'm not sure if they are grounded.
No info on the power bar capacity or circuit protection. Switch looks dark. Is it lit when turned on?
On the down side, the yellow label does have a rather ominous caution to unplug when not in use.
Also, shouldn't there be a UL symbol somewhere on one of those tags (and on all components in this mess) ?
Perhaps the label should say unplug and hide when not in use.



John Galt
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750 watts is only 6.25 amps...

Expand your moderator at work


drew
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Re: Another Edition of "What's Wrong With This Picture?&quo

said by rgbond:

I don't see any cable ties.

Funny you should say this... what I didn't take a picture of was the way the extension cords were ran along the ceiling and beams and florescent lights... all attached via cable ties. And not a single one of the ends was clipped off to make it at least look "nice." I always have a dike tool with me when using cable ties.
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reply to drew

I think the only thing "wrong" that I see is that it isn't already on fire.
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reply to drew

There's no justification for anything like this clusterfuck.
For what they spent in that BS arrangement, they could have probably bought a decent used shoebox dimmer pack.
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Jon
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reply to drew

Needs more electrical tape.



hortnut
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reply to drew

The Fire Marshall in my area would not allow that.

And he would show up every 6 months. For something like that could shut the operation/business down, until corrected. Lots more power than an Electrical Inspector. And he would show up for a re-inspection on the date promised.



cowboyro
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reply to drew

There's nothing wrong with it besides the mismatch of colors.
Let's be realistic, the total load is well below what the wires are rated for.
Does it look good? NO.
Could it be made to look better? PROBABLY.
Is it a disaster waiting to happen? NO.
Extension cords and power strips are made exactly for this.


patcat88

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Jamaica, NY
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reply to drew

If the surge strip is UL listed, it has a 15 amp thermal breaker in the red switch. You won't start a fire. Depending on where those orange cords go, RFI, electrocution, or random digital errors.



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reply to drew

said by drew:

I came into the building we sub-lease for our new church campus for setup on Sunday morning.

Check out the sweet wiring job.

Just getting ready for the Rapture, eh?
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public

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Santa Clara, CA
reply to patcat88

said by patcat88:

If the surge strip is UL listed, it has a 15 amp thermal breaker in the red switch. You won't start a fire. Depending on where those orange cords go, RFI, electrocution, or random digital errors.

Except that the brittle brass foil rails do not make proper contact with the plugs, and the resistance often leads to a fire.
The UL label is often fake.