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#108728 - 01/04/04 05:42 AM Still looking for a record
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4229
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
It seems guys never quit trying to outdo each other.

This passed a ceiling inspection just as it is.

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#108729 - 01/04/04 08:19 AM Re: Still looking for a record
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
that's just sooooo obvious isn't it?

where are all those 2nd yr apprentices when they're needed anyways?


#108730 - 01/04/04 08:22 AM Re: Still looking for a record
PCBelarge Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 657
Loc: Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
How come there is no cover on this box?

Pierre Belarge

#108731 - 01/04/04 09:32 AM Re: Still looking for a record
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Pierre — I'll bet the cover was blown off—found 60’ away—waiting for three extension rings to be added.

#108732 - 01/04/04 03:14 PM Re: Still looking for a record
CTwireman Offline

Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 839
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Sorry to get philisophical, but...

Are many electricians totally lacking in proper training?

Is pride in workmanship gone?

Do people just not care???

#108733 - 01/04/04 03:27 PM Re: Still looking for a record
ga.sparky56 Offline

Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 582
Loc: young harris georgia usa
It's all about the money CT.


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#108734 - 01/04/04 06:06 PM Re: Still looking for a record
Scott35 Offline

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Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 2724
Loc: Anaheim, CA. USA
At least they used a 5S box!

To me, the idea of grabbing a hand full of Red Wirenuts - PLUS A FEW BIG BLUES - with intentions of making up a single 5S box, is on the lines of 40 foot bungee cord-30 foot bridge (30 foot jump).

Why some prefer to bring everything into one J-Box (and in the ceiling too!), is odd.
Must be something fun and exciting about standing on a Ladder for 45 minutes, weaving ones body around a bunch of ceiling stuff, make up 15 circuits + EGCs, and force 45 wires + 15 Wirenuts into a tiny box - then mash a blank cover on against all the spring tension (unless the install is Sans Cover - as in the example image).

There's gotta be something Really Cool about it because it's seen so much!


p.s. Scott (electure);

Have you ever worked in Bell, CA.?
If the project with the Slightly overfilled box is in this area, that could explain why ceiling Inspection passed (OK to close ceiling).
Scott " 35 " Thompson
Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!

#108735 - 01/04/04 08:23 PM Re: Still looking for a record
Big Jim Offline

Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Denver, CO USA
Hey, it's not full yet! I saw several unused KO's. Didn't Greeenlee just come out with a new hydraulic box cover installer?

#108736 - 01/05/04 12:45 AM Re: Still looking for a record
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8560
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Looks like one big blue to me!.
I'd hate to fault-find a mess like this!.

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#108737 - 01/05/04 06:26 AM Re: Still looking for a record
SvenNYC Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Did the "installer genius" use those saddle type connectors for armored & metal-clad cable? Look at the top of the box. Give him points for that.

I wanna know where you can buy these....anyone have a part number/brand name?

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