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

Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4259
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: 558
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: 840
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: 361
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: 745
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
I had no idea they even made bugs THAT big .

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#110313 - 03/22/06 10:08 AM Re: How Could You Think This Up?
rad74ss Offline
Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 156
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: 174
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: 169
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: 273
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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