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nunya
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Fubar stuff.

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POS FPE
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Nice screw
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Keptel, no ground
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Keptel, no ground
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Creative AL to CU
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Creative AL to CU
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Creative Contactor

Creative AL to CU other side
Since you guys like to look at pictures, I thought I'd post some pictures of some of the f'd up stuff I've been finding lately.
Normally, I'm in such a hurry that I never bother to take a picture. On occasion, I'll snap one though.
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nunya
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Cluster F***
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Anybody Home?
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My lights are flickering
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Torque is important
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Torque is still important


nunya
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What's wrong?
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So many wrongs.
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More wrongness.
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1 more...
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Whew!
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R1 insulation?
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CABLE GUY!

Back 'er up and try again Jim-Bob!
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nunya
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Not OK!
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More of that f'd up FPE
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Ground to ... nowhere.
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30A works for everything, right?
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Wire nut + oxide inhibitor doesn't make it OK!
More pictures.


pike
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reply to nunya

Thanks. Not much to add, the pictures all speak for themselves. I always enjoy these threads!



LazMan
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reply to nunya

Not to thread-jack, but here's a few of mine...


A - Temp wiring to transfer switch


B - More temp wiring - there's about 2000' in total


C - Fried bypass switch


D - Regular or extra crispy?


EDIT - rotated pics...


AVD
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reply to nunya

you should put numbers on the photos to facilitate discussion.



alkizmo

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reply to nunya

Awww Nunya, they just need some of your love, paid love. You know what you are



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wow you get into some real _beauties_...

particularly like the pool tubing used for conduit, and the newspaper right up against the knob and tube.. but that alum thru the floor is narsty...

i`ll have to get a few of my plummin beaut's arranged up.. hmm

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AVD
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I wish I was legally allowed to show what I got.



cableties
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reply to nunya

Re: WHEW...

Wow. 4 screws ... were they through that wire? I can't tell but if they were... LOTTO!!!

Re: Creative AL to CU other side...

That is aluminum wire? to copper via the backstabbed receptacle. Damn... (sniff...)
I had found my place was ALL backstabbed and the neutrals would randomly pop out. Thus all new outlets put in, screwed down and taped.

Thanks for the picture share!
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Coma
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All I can say is . . . Job Security.

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Sewer gas + Humidity + Electrical outlet -- NOT a good combination!
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Wider view - Ahh, what a treat for the senses...
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Power supply for overfill alarm
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Buzzer for alarm - YEP, it was inside the tank also!
I've got a few "Kwality Werkmunship" beauties to add. This mess was mounted INSIDE the last tank in our low pressure dosing septic system. This tank has a submersible pump that sends liquids to the drain field once the tank has filled to a level that trips the float switch.

Code says that there must be an alarm that sounds in the event that the level in the tank rises too high. So the genius installers put an outlet inside the tank, plugged in the power-pack for the alarm and left the alarm buzzer tie-wrapped to the plumbing in the tank. Words fail me...


AVD
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said by HarryH3:

Words fail me...

but code is satisfied (at least the sanitary code).
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mattmag
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reply to nunya



WTF is up with the berber carpet + silicone disaster??? omg.....


Hahausuck
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reply to LazMan

At least there is caution tape.......



nunya
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reply to mattmag

That's a floor receptacle. It's a house that was built in the 70's. It was a party / vacation house in an affluent area.

The house is on slab and on a lake. Aluminum wire splices will go bad on their own without help. The moist under-floor environment, coupled with the improper copper spliced in certainly didn't help.

Floor receptacles always seem like a good idea, but they take a beating. Especially in carpet.
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djrobx
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reply to nunya

Looks like someone threw up in that exterior light fixture ("Anybody home?"). What the heck caused that?
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nunya
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Mud daubers. More specifically, an improperly installed fixture.


sk1939
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reply to nunya

said by nunya:

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My lights are flickering

Ya don't say...imagine that.


Jack_in_VA
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Looks like to me the POCO needs to do some repairs. The exact same thing almost burned my friends house down.



cowspotter

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Ashburn, VA
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reply to nunya

Only if the POCO is responsible for the meter pan, which is not universal. I know VA makes it the responsibility of the POCO but I don't believe it's that way everywhere.


sk1939
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Customers responsibility in MD and DC.



Jack_in_VA
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POCO in Virginia as it should be. That way they have complete control right to the house.



natedj
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reply to nunya

Looks like some of these are beyond repair. Just wait a few months and the building will ignite and nature will take its natural course ... then come back and do it right.
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dosdoxies
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reply to sk1939

said by sk1939:

Customers responsibility in MD and DC.

And PA.


Jack_in_VA
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Unnecessary expense, problems and liability for the homeowne. Of course I guess the local electricians don't care for it.


sk1939
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said by Jack_in_VA:

Unnecessary expense, problems and liability for the homeowne. Of course I guess the local electricians don't care for it.



Most places say that the utilities responsibility ends at the weather-head.


Jack_in_VA
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said by sk1939:

said by Jack_in_VA:

Unnecessary expense, problems and liability for the homeowne. Of course I guess the local electricians don't care for it.



Most places say that the utilities responsibility ends at the weather-head.

Most places? or just where you are? It would be interesting to see a list of POCO's and states requirements. From what I've seen so far it's the North East that the utilities stick the customer with that expense and liability.

Electricity is no different then cable or phone that deliver their product "to the customers house" and provide the interface for the customer to connect to.

The POCO here providing the service to the meter base is consistent with acceptable provider service.


alkizmo

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said by Jack_in_VA:

The POCO here providing the service to the meter base is consistent with acceptable provider service.

Does the POCO install the weatherhead itself, or the meter base?

Here (Quebec), they don't. And the meter is "rented"