I've thought I'd seen it all.
That is, until the other day. Imagine going to check on the electric out by this above ground swimming pool.
Now, before you look at the photos, imagine that you see an indoor-rated wall switch installed exposed to the elements. Then you see cracked and open conduit. Then you see a broken receptacle box.
Then you don't see any GFCI anywhere. Then you see this...
Indoor extension cord going up side of pool. Exposed cables. Connected to 110volt lighting. Ty-rapped to the metallic perimeter of this pool.
Just above the water line.
They would invite friends and family over for some swimming and electrocution, I suppose. On top of all this, there was an old ITE PushMatic panel, with aluminum wires in the house.
One other thing I found... Bell wire supplying power to an above sink lighting fixture in the bathroom. This wire was run on the exterior of the bathroom wall. This homeowner was a beaut.
It wasn't your typical Harry The Homeowner stuff here... It was Larry The Insane Homeowner, Harry's dumber brother.
Advanced Professional Services Group, Inc.
Pearl River, NY
Joe Tedesco, Electrical Trainer www.nachi.org
[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 07-24-2004).]