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#108288 - 05/14/04 10:30 AM "Just put it through the window"
Webmaster Offline


Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
Took this picture at a school of higher learning.

The maintanance man was told by his supervisor "Just put the conduit through the window."

It was untill we drilled through the wall to refeed it, feeding a A/C unit outside.

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#108289 - 05/14/04 01:02 PM Re: "Just put it through the window"
Mean Gene Offline

Registered: 10/20/03
Posts: 137
Loc: Ohio, USA
WOW, that's a first for me. He could have at least caulked around it.

#108290 - 05/14/04 01:29 PM Re: "Just put it through the window"
Texas_Ranger Offline

Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2331
Loc: Vienna, Austria
*banging head against wall*
That _can't_ be true!
The worst local version of that I've seen so far is a tiny round hole drilled through the wall with a flimsy cord running through it, but conduit through a hole in the glass???

#108291 - 05/14/04 01:38 PM Re: "Just put it through the window"
maintenanceguy Offline

Registered: 12/02/01
Posts: 303
Loc: Southern NJ, USA
As a "maintenance guy" myself, That doesn't look too bad.

I suspect this was a "we need the AC back on line in half an hour or we'll have to send everyone home." emergency.

I've done worse than EMT in emergencies before. But I've also alway's done it right as soon as we could and never let anybody take pictures of any of my "emergency fixes".

#108292 - 05/14/04 01:47 PM Re: "Just put it through the window"
JCooper Offline

Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 229
Loc: Kendall Park, NJ USA
We had one tech running EMT in a stairwell and insted of drilling thru the wall he put a saddle thru the open FIRE stairwell door. When the GC saw what he did and asked just what the heck went thru his mind, he said that he never saw the door closed and figured that it was always propped open. When the GC told him to fix it he took out the sawzall and cut the top of the door off. Tada, door closes. Needless to say he wasn't walking right after the reaming he got for that and our company got to buy a new fire door.

#108293 - 05/14/04 04:00 PM Re: "Just put it through the window"
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Oddly enough, you see a lot of jobs that look like this over here.
I stay right away from them, if I can!.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#108294 - 05/14/04 07:27 PM Re: "Just put it through the window"
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
This looks vaguely familiar! I've seen things like this in some of Downtown LA's "Fireproof" buildings & 100+ year old warehouses... At least it's in a raceway & it's not an "orange cord" someone's butchered into a temp fix!


#108295 - 05/14/04 08:13 PM Re: "Just put it through the window"
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Could it be that the maintenance worker didn't have a drill available that would go through the wall (but had a hammer)??

#108296 - 05/14/04 09:57 PM Re: "Just put it through the window"
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
If the hole was made with Kleins and a screwdriver, it's a fairly neat job. Could the wired glass possibly have made it any easier?

#108297 - 05/15/04 08:42 AM Re: "Just put it through the window"
John Steinke Offline

Registered: 04/03/01
Posts: 509
Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
I've got a photo where the pipe was run through the window opening- but right through the glass is a first for me!
That bend looks freehand as well.

Technically, however, this just might be legal- however silly it looks. Certainly qualifies as 'neat and workmanlike.'


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