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#105049 - 04/10/04 04:31 PM How would you explain "What's Wrong here?"  
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This setup was installed by the owner of a paint store. Do I have to explain what I found wrong here, or does an electrician need to be spoon fed here?

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#105050 - 04/10/04 04:50 PM Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?"  
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86 the lockring...


#105051 - 04/10/04 09:07 PM Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?"  
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No duct tape!


#105052 - 04/11/04 02:11 AM Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?"  
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a rigid compression connector with a stick of emt


#105053 - 04/11/04 02:30 AM Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?"  
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a rigid compression connector.


#105054 - 04/11/04 07:21 AM Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?"  
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It looks like two connectors are being used because the pipe was a little too short. Measure twice cut once.


#105055 - 04/11/04 06:20 PM Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?"  
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Thought lock-rings are only supposed to be used to secure the connector to the inside of the panel or enclosure.

Not to mention with that setup you're likely to get water leaking into that coupling.


#105056 - 04/11/04 06:42 PM Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?"  
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Is that a Meyer's hub on the bottom? I can't quite tell.


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#105057 - 04/11/04 07:03 PM Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?"  
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Meyer's Hub it is, and the wiring method is RMC not EMT.


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#105058 - 04/11/04 11:08 PM Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?"  
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There are two possibilities here. Either someone used a liquid tight flex connector on rigid conduit because they were too lazy to thread the conduit, or I need a spoon.


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