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#110061 - 01/20/06 01:11 PM Scary Gym Wiring
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Here are some pics I took of all the scary wiring in a gym I am working in. I installed a card lock system for the front door.

I also found some knob and tube wiring in the basement which he gave to me. Enjoy the pics everyone.

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#110062 - 01/20/06 01:12 PM Re: Scary Gym Wiring
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#110063 - 01/20/06 01:22 PM Re: Scary Gym Wiring
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Love all the open wiring and coverless boxes right in public reach at the entrance!! (Pics 4 & 5)

Please tell me that the submitter didn't install that transformer....

Maybe instead of a card reader, he should've put in a fire alarm!!
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#110064 - 01/20/06 01:32 PM Re: Scary Gym Wiring
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This is the biggest bunch of DIY electrical work I've seen in awhile. Maybe you should explain that there's a reason why you (as one who does electrical work) don't operate a gym, and gym owners shouldn't do electrical work.

I've seen old meters a few times before, but this is interesting - having the meter leads in free air down to a conduit body with a special lid.
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#110065 - 01/20/06 05:29 PM Re: Scary Gym Wiring
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Is any of that K&T still in use?
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#110066 - 01/20/06 07:49 PM Re: Scary Gym Wiring
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This is in Canada is it not?? the bottles of " Unival" gas line antifreeze and the FPE panel cover kinda suggest "canadian issue" ( That and the meter being C.G.E)

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#110067 - 01/21/06 12:32 AM Re: Scary Gym Wiring
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And still, people wonder how electrical fires start...

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#110068 - 01/21/06 07:25 AM Re: Scary Gym Wiring
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-No I didn't install the transformer.
-no the K&T isn't in use any more.
-Yes its in canada.

In pic 11 the silver wire coming from the box has a metal sheathing. weird stuff.

ps. most of the wiring was like this when the owner bought the place. it used to be a furniture store.


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#110069 - 01/21/06 09:21 AM Re: Scary Gym Wiring
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almost forgot to ask, were the knobs & cut off fixture naturally brown? or is that something else?
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#110070 - 01/21/06 02:18 PM Re: Scary Gym Wiring
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The brown color seems to suggest a previous fire in this area - not a real big surprise .

I have seen only one or two of those "A" meters with wiring feeding into a unilet fitting like this. Mostly, they are installed with the terminal area protruding into the top of a service switch of some type.

I'm guessing that the device to the right is a fused main disco with one of those old "rotor" contact disks. This old service really doesn't look too bad (for its age)- its all the ugly stuff that's been cobbled onto it over the years that's disturbing.

Are you doing any more work for them (I hope), other than the card reader?

Mike (mamills)

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