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#107883 - 07/08/04 06:39 PM Can you believe this ????
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Just a FEW installations I have had the privledge of rejecting !

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#107884 - 07/08/04 07:01 PM Re: Can you believe this ????
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Can anyone explain to me the wiring in Pic No. 4 & 5?
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#107885 - 07/08/04 07:14 PM Re: Can you believe this ????
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Both phase conductors are landed on the left line side of the meterbase. Then both leave the left load side to the main lugs of the panel. There is nothing on the right line side. the wire on the right load side goes to the neutral bar. the wire fed thru the meterbase also goes to the neutral bar and is taped green.
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#107886 - 07/08/04 08:11 PM Re: Can you believe this ????
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This is all it takes to get your goat in TN necbuff ??

i really must get past the denial, and put the digital back in the van then....

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#107887 - 07/08/04 09:22 PM Re: Can you believe this ????
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Ahhh,
DIY'ers are at it in Tennessee also, huh? 4&5th pics look like they belong with a post Ryan J put up... Someone tried to hook a panel "knob & tube" style with SE cable!

If the 2nd pic were here, it would have to had been approved by an AHJ to get the meter set...

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#107888 - 07/09/04 05:53 AM Re: Can you believe this ????
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I guess they wanted to make sure that meter was grounded...

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#107889 - 07/09/04 06:25 AM Re: Can you believe this ????
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What was the guy who did this trying to do? Get the PoCo to hook it up and see the pole transformer get blown clean into Kentucky?


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#107890 - 07/09/04 07:46 AM Re: Can you believe this ????
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The wiring (?) in the meter can obviously attests to someone's incompetence. The POCO guy would probably join the pole transformer in that trip to Kentucky.

What I'm really having trouble trying to figure out is that crazy looking panel in pic. no. 5. - the GFCI breaker on the left hanging over the neutral buss, and the breaker on the right with virtually no gutter space to work with (besides the wiring issues).

necbuff: What's going on in pic. no 6? It looks kinda like the termination end of a wiremold or track lighting setup, except that there is no box beneath it.

I see no problem at all in pics. 1 and 2...after all, aren't ALL electricians either giants or midgets? I guess you could stand in the sink if you needed to reach that panel.

Mike (mamills)

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#107891 - 07/09/04 08:02 AM Re: Can you believe this ????
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Hello Paul,
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What was the guy who did this trying to do? Get the PoCo to hook it up and see the pole transformer get blown clean into Kentucky?
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Roger

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#107892 - 07/09/04 03:13 PM Re: Can you believe this ????
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That is correct ma on the track light. The open panel is the self contained temporary attached to the miswired meterbase...
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