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#104551 - 03/11/03 09:16 PM GEC Termination Very Bad Here!!  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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[Linked Image]

I found this in Orlando, Florida last year.

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#104552 - 03/11/03 09:49 PM Re: GEC Termination Very Bad Here!!  
WebSparky  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 138
Cleveland, Ohio
Hold on Joe!

I think you are mistaken.

I'm pretty sure that is a metel jacketed flexable lawn sprinkler line attached with a saddle valve to the water pipe. [Linked Image]



#104553 - 03/13/03 02:26 PM Re: GEC Termination Very Bad Here!!  
RSmike  Offline
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Holland, MI USA
Is the GEC inside that armored cable or is it being used as the GEC? What's the intent of all this mess?

I don't believe photos like this. Who does this kind of stuff? Joe we all know these photos are staged in your backyard just to make us think. [Linked Image]

Saddle valve for a lawn sprinkler...LOL !!! WebSparky that's a good one.


#104554 - 03/13/03 03:07 PM Re: GEC Termination Very Bad Here!!  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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No this was not staged, but for real behind a strip mall near Disney Land.

This was a GEC in armor that was run from another service or transformer on the same property?

When I go there again, and if I can find it again, I will update the picture because it is probably the same way, unless someone stole the entire run to take to the junkyard.


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#104555 - 03/13/03 03:47 PM Re: GEC Termination Very Bad Here!!  
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For a second there I thought that was on the same property as that outlet with the missing face you posted somewhere else!! [Linked Image]

Doesn't each separate building have to have its own separate ground rod as long as they're not electrically inter-connected?

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