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#104340 - 02/04/03 03:51 PM Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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This is NOT OK and this is common along the streets of LA and in many other areas around the country!



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#104341 - 02/05/03 04:09 AM Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets!
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I know, it may be lack of maintenance, or no budget to fix these problems, but what if someone makes contact with these open exposed live wire?
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#104342 - 02/05/03 01:43 PM Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets!
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Found this today!!!

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#104343 - 02/05/03 05:36 PM Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets!
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Is that what I think it is in that last photo? A box with two duplex receptacles, with the bottom half in a puddle of muddy water? Surely that can't still be live, can it? Seems like a shock hazard, for sure.

-Kurt

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#104344 - 02/06/03 04:14 AM Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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KurtR

I didn't check to see if it was alive. It may become alive when the street lights come on.

I'll begin to carry my wiggy when on a "photo shoot"so I can find out if stuff like this is hot. The box is in a tree well in the mud!

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#104345 - 02/06/03 03:18 PM Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets!
wa2ise Offline
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Registered: 11/29/02
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Does the code require more support clamps
for conduit in places likely to be abused?
(Reffering to pix at the top of thus thread,
the broken conduit).
A few more supports wouldn't have cost that
much more.

Are there the max amount of wires in the
conduit on the right (above the yellow
paint area)?

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#104346 - 02/06/03 03:56 PM Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets!
ga.sparky56 Offline
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Joe,how far did you have to walk to discover these goodies?

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#104347 - 02/06/03 06:49 PM Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets!
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Joe:
Instead of the Wiggy, why don't you carry a "non-contact" type tester. Ie: "Fluke" Volt Alert; 90-600 volts, and the size of a heavy pen. It's a little easier to carry!.
John
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#104348 - 02/06/03 08:41 PM Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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I walked about 3-4 blocks from my hotel to 7th, 8th and 9th streets off of Grand Avenue.
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#104349 - 02/06/03 08:42 PM Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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I'll check the Fluke out when I get home next week.

Bill: Do you stock this tester?
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