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#111426 - 12/01/06 06:10 PM Photo Cell Circus
renosteinke Offline
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A hotel called me for an unrelated problem- but I couldn't help but notice the new photo-cell that had installed. Let's take the run from the beginning....

First, they ran from the panel to a completely unnecessary box (left open). perhaps this was because thay had no other way to connect the PVC 90 to the EMT:





Then the pipe was run "Playtex style" (without visible support):





Yes, that IS a zip-tie holding it up:




Finally, the photocell:






[This message has been edited by renosteinke (edited 12-01-2006).]

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#111427 - 12/01/06 07:55 PM Re: Photo Cell Circus
napervillesoundtech Offline
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Registered: 02/28/06
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Loc: Naperville, IL, USA
wow. thats awful. Those offset EMT connectors seem to always get used incorrectly.

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#111428 - 12/01/06 08:13 PM Re: Photo Cell Circus
Theelectrikid Offline
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Loc: Levittown, PA
By what that overhang and all of the electric looks like, call in the backhoe for improvements.

Ian A.
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#111429 - 12/02/06 09:28 AM Re: Photo Cell Circus
Rewired Offline
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Loc: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Er... What is the photocell actually controlling? Just that in that box I see a red and a white, but no mention of a light or any load between the panel and the photocell, and do photocells need 3-wires ( hot, neutral and switched )?


Ian: Have a lil' flavour for destruction don't ya? Don't worry I agree with you 110%

A.D

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#111430 - 12/02/06 10:39 AM Re: Photo Cell Circus
renosteinke Offline
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Wires leave the back of the box that supports the photocell. It controls the lights in front of the doors (which open to the parking lot).

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#111431 - 12/02/06 10:47 AM Re: Photo Cell Circus
Theelectrikid Offline
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 Quote:
Ian: Have a lil' flavour for destruction don't ya?


That would be an understatement.

Ian A.
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#111432 - 12/02/06 04:13 PM Re: Photo Cell Circus
napervillesoundtech Offline
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 Quote:
an understatement


I will have to see if I can find some of the pictures of my "tools of destruction" from my high school days. I think just about every kid loves a good explosion now and then

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#111433 - 12/02/06 04:20 PM Re: Photo Cell Circus
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Loc: Norfolk, England
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Ian: Have a lil' flavour for destruction don't ya?

That would be an understatement.


That reminds me of a TV show some years ago in which the narrator was adding suitably sarcastic comments as we were treated to a tour of some "fixer upper" house (I think it was on how to translate real-estate jargon into plain English).

I always remember the line when we were shown some particularly poor aspect of the house:

"Nothing a spot of demolition wouldn't cure!"

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