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#110307 - 03/21/06 07:08 PM How Could You Think This Up?
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Thanks to Jim M for sending these pictures of a fine panel job.

What could they have been thinking?

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#110308 - 03/21/06 07:31 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?
Rewired Offline

Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 567
Loc: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
You probably don't want to know what they were thinking!!! " homeowner how- to special"??
I have a question.. Out of that whole mess, on the left of the main breaker I see a split bolt connection of some sort that looks like it has seen some heat in the past... Is that...ER.... WAS that the neutral???


#110309 - 03/21/06 08:13 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?
CTwireman Offline

Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 839
Loc: Connecticut, USA
words escape me....

#110310 - 03/21/06 08:24 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?
Celtic Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 367
Loc: NJ
They might have been thinking:
Who cares - it's FPE !!!
~~ CELTIC ~~
...-= NJ =-...

#110311 - 03/21/06 08:50 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?
Elviscat Offline

Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 214
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
The lengths some people will go to do something wrong....

#110312 - 03/22/06 08:32 AM Re: How Could You Think This Up?
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
I had no idea they even made bugs THAT big .

Mike (mamills)

#110313 - 03/22/06 10:08 AM Re: How Could You Think This Up?
rad74ss Offline

Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 154
Loc: Pryor, OK USA
'Looks to me like them wires are pregnant' I thought in my best hillbilly accent.

#110314 - 03/22/06 11:58 AM Re: How Could You Think This Up?
kale Offline

Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 168
I don't get WHY they did it. It looks like the conductors are long enough to reach the terminals anyway. Sure the romex is a mess, but that part is manageable, if typical.

#110315 - 03/22/06 02:15 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?
steve ancient apprentice Offline

Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 170
Loc: west springfield,mass
Im at a loss for words!

#110316 - 03/22/06 02:44 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?
circuit man Offline

Registered: 11/05/01
Posts: 287
Loc: saluda,s.c.
they were thinking since it's a FPE ,what do we have to lose!i've seen bad but this takes the cake i bet.are the service entrance conductors aluminum ?

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