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#110167 - 02/24/06 07:21 PM Dangerous Service-No Tape!!
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Picture and info submitted by renosteinke:

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was on the roof of a restaraunt, replacing light bulbs, whan I came across this hazard. When the PoCo did their attachment, they failed to insulate their crimp connections. Of course, this did not prevent someone from mounting a light- atop the metal roof curb, less than a foot from 800 amps of heavenly transportation!.




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#110168 - 02/24/06 08:38 PM Re: Dangerous Service-No Tape!!
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Reno, I thought they did this on purpose so that service technicians working on the roof would have a handy power source they could clip onto - both 120V and 240V. No ??

Seriously, I've seen this exact thing many times down here, usually from the ground when I'm not in a position to do anything about it.

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#110169 - 02/24/06 08:49 PM Re: Dangerous Service-No Tape!!
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not to mention shock risk, I can just imagine hoe easy it would be in a high wind one night, one of those uninsulated line crimps starts banging against the bare POCO neutral...

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#110170 - 02/25/06 06:53 AM Re: Dangerous Service-No Tape!!
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That used to be the norm around here actually, and it is very common to find a service with bare split bolts just floating... Had a roofer walk back into the service of the house behind me and blow a hole in his shirt... Had an actual PoCo employee arc out a service a few doors up from me.... Scary isn't it

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#110171 - 02/26/06 04:08 PM Re: Dangerous Service-No Tape!!
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Hey, Reno is that a big hole in the roof across the parking lot? LOL

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#110172 - 02/26/06 04:13 PM Re: Dangerous Service-No Tape!!
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and.....is that a Utility Co XFmr sitting on the sidewalk in front of the Salon next to Good Times?

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#110173 - 02/27/06 10:53 AM Re: Dangerous Service-No Tape!!
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SE, I went back and looked- and yes, it sure looks like one! It was kind of hard to be sure, what with several coats of paintes-over graffitti, and assorted merchandise piled against it (-:

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#110174 - 03/01/06 11:30 AM Re: Dangerous Service-No Tape!!
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I'm not sure "mounting" is the right word to describe the light, either -- It looks like it's floating 1/2" above the wall. Interesting conduit work there: EMT into a 90 into a coupling into a nipple into a whatever. I hate seeing junk like that.

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#110175 - 03/01/06 12:07 PM Re: Dangerous Service-No Tape!!
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not to mention shock risk, I can just imagine hoe easy it would be in a high wind one night, one of those uninsulated line crimps starts banging against the bare POCO neutral...


more like a spectacular light show
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