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#108088 - 06/05/04 01:40 PM Handyman repair/overfused circuits
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Got a call from a landlord about a smoking outlet in a rental house.. I went to the house & the tenant said she'd had a handyman 'take care of it" I told her the landlord wants me to check the repairs & below is what I found... The tenant said he "sprayed" this on!

The other is the weather-beaten fuse box, full of 30A fuses, there's a marking on the fuse block stating 15A Per Circuit, would this be part of the listing? Tenant was'nt happy about the type S adapters I stuck in here w/15A fuses.. But it's only temporary until the landlords loan comes through & we do a full rewire & panel.. Gotta love the triflex drop attached to the plumbing vent!

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#108089 - 06/05/04 05:24 PM Re: Handyman repair/overfused circuits
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Maybe the handyman ran the OH like that to keep the pipe from frezing.

LOL--geuss maybe that doesn't happen too often in LA

Dave

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#108090 - 06/06/04 06:11 AM Re: Handyman repair/overfused circuits
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Registered: 03/06/04
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I think I'd use a couple pieces of heat-shrink before I'd use Liquid Tape as the only insulation on a conductor.

In the fourth picture: Is that a 240 volt receptacle sitting there exposed to the weather like that?

-John

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#108091 - 06/06/04 06:21 AM Re: Handyman repair/overfused circuits
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Loc: Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
Did you notice that the NM cable equipment ground conductor is not bonded to the handy box?
How does one go about legitimately repairing this? The handy box has too many conductors. Do you replace the box?

At least they have cut the grass well

Pierre
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#108092 - 06/08/04 11:47 AM Re: Handyman repair/overfused circuits
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John,
Thats a NEMA 6-20 Recept.. open for the elements! There was a NEMA 1-15 around the corner with just a plastic faceplate..
Pierre,
Not only is the NM ground not bonded to the box, it wasn't bonded to ground either! I read 119V hot to neutral, 8V hot to ground!
Legitimate repair is gonna happen when we rewire.. I tend to use the extra deep NM boxes just being on the safe side .. BTW, this was a kitchen counter outlet.. How should I shove a GFI in here!?!! (At least then I can put the "no equiptment ground
stickers in place!

-Randy

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#108093 - 06/08/04 08:31 PM Re: Handyman repair/overfused circuits
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My super @ my last job showed me the "miracle" of "deep" 1900's (2" instead of 1 1/4")

Add a 5/8" plaster ring and there's enough room for dimmers or GFCI's, without requiring the old "gentle cramming motion" to seat the fixture in the box .

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