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#111193 - 09/14/06 10:10 AM One Hack = Three Strikes, Power Out!
renosteinke Offline
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I was called to a fleabag hotel, answering a complaint that scatterec receptacles were not workng.
I found many, many outstanding examples of what happens when electrical work is performed by untrained, ill-equipped persons.

In these three pics, I am focusing on a common theme: poorly run conduit that has come apart, probably due to a complete lack of support.

[img]http://electrical-contractor.net/forum/RS/550Alejo's_open_pipe.jpg[/img]


[img]http://electrical-contractor.net/forum/RS/550Alejo's_2nd_open_pipe.jpg[/img]



And my favourite- a pipe, thinly covered by a film of loose dirt. This is a time when I found the problem by literally stepping on it- the pipe had cut into the wires, and sparks followed.

[img]http://electrical-contractor.net/forum/RS/550Alejo's_ground_pipe.jpg[/img]


Oh, the 'three strikes?' Poor workmanship, no support, conduit not continuous.


[This message has been edited by renosteinke (edited 09-14-2006).]

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#111194 - 09/14/06 10:26 AM Re: One Hack = Three Strikes, Power Out!
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Umm John,
Is this a hotel for little people?.
Reason I ask is because of the hieght of the meter and it's proximity to the roof.
Maybe it's the angle of the shot.
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#111195 - 09/14/06 12:31 PM Re: One Hack = Three Strikes, Power Out!
renosteinke Offline
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Good catch; that meter is easilt 7 ft. up. I will post another pic later, where the panels will be the "star" of the show!

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#111196 - 09/14/06 11:07 PM Re: One Hack = Three Strikes, Power Out!
napervillesoundtech Offline
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Registered: 02/28/06
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Loc: Naperville, IL, USA
Gasp. I can't wait to see the panneling. I bet its very, um, in keeping with the rest of this.

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#111197 - 09/18/06 04:39 PM Re: One Hack = Three Strikes, Power Out!
CTwireman Offline
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Wow...I am truly amazed to see wiring like this at a fleabag hotel. And here I was expecting to see perfectly plumb PVC coated ridgid. What was I thinking??

Peter
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#111198 - 09/18/06 11:20 PM Re: One Hack = Three Strikes, Power Out!
RODALCO Offline
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That's a clock dial too!!
The meter reader must have good eyesight or uses binoculars.

or he is very tall
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#111199 - 09/19/06 07:47 AM Re: One Hack = Three Strikes, Power Out!
mamills Offline
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Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
In parts of Texas and Louisiana, I have seen a number of meters that are mounted as much as nine feet or higher above the ground. Is there any particular reason for this? I can imagine the meter reader having to carry around a periscope to be able to do his job .

Mike (mamills)

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