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#108728 - 01/04/04 05:42 AM Still looking for a record
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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
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that's just sooooo obvious isn't it?

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

~S~

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#108730 - 01/04/04 08:22 AM Re: Still looking for a record
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Registered: 06/08/03
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Loc: Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
How come there is no cover on this box?

Pierre
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#108731 - 01/04/04 09:32 AM Re: Still looking for a record
Bjarney Offline
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Pierre — I'll bet the cover was blown off—found 60’ away—waiting for three extension rings to be added.

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#108732 - 01/04/04 03:14 PM Re: Still looking for a record
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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???
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#108733 - 01/04/04 03:27 PM Re: Still looking for a record
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It's all about the money CT.

Russell

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

Scott35

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).
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#108735 - 01/04/04 08:23 PM Re: Still looking for a record
Big Jim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/03
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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?

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