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#104029 - 12/21/02 04:32 AM Bottled Splices by School Wannabe Electricians!!
Joe Tedesco Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 2749
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA

Hello Joe,

My name is Shawn Crawford, I work for an Electrical Engineering firm in Anniston, Alabama as an Engineering Tech, my responsibilities require me to perform various inspections for the projects we design.

The picture here was discovered at one such inspection, at a school in Shelby County Alabama. I was conducting an above ceiling inspection for a job that was renovating an existing building when I noticed a bottle
taped to a structural member that had Romex wiring spliced and rolled up inside! This as you can imagine was quite a discovery. I learned that the county maintenance department had done this in running a circuit to feed a new peice of equipment, they "rigged" up this supposed junction box and spliced their wiring inside. I have been an avid reader of your articles in EC&M magazine so when I actually stumbled across this violation I knew I had to take a photo and send it to you for your personal use.

Thank you for your time,
Shawn Crawford

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 12-21-2002).]
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#104030 - 12/23/02 04:18 PM Re: Bottled Splices by School Wannabe Electricians!!
Wirenuttt Offline
Registered: 11/10/02
Posts: 267
Loc: Massachusetts
My first impression was this was a connection for temporary lighting during renovations. Not saying this is a good temp connection, but it appears to be one.
#104031 - 01/17/03 09:49 AM Re: Bottled Splices by School Wannabe Electricians!!
John Steinke Offline
Registered: 04/03/01
Posts: 518
Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
Whatever happened to Joes' student- you know, the guy with the floating soap-bottle extension cord?

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