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#111865 - 03/13/07 07:49 PM More Trailer Park Stuff
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Photo's and info submitted by Pappster855.

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I shot this photo in another trailer park. The wire is actually 10-3 UF and the strap is the guy wire?
I also enjoy the strapping for the PVC along the side of the building. Good stuff!!!!






Thanks Ian. ;\)
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#111866 - 03/14/07 11:16 AM Re: More Trailer Park Stuff
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Wow. Thats pretty bad. I am not sure, but it seems to me like there could be a UV issue with that cable flown like that. That is the least of the problems, however. What is this feeding?

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#111867 - 03/20/07 02:30 PM Re: More Trailer Park Stuff
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A classic example of PVC conduit & NO expansion joints, and lack of strapage.

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#111868 - 03/20/07 05:49 PM Re: More Trailer Park Stuff
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Should we have been expecting PVC coated ridgid and XHHW conductors at a trailer park?

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#111869 - 03/20/07 05:51 PM Re: More Trailer Park Stuff
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Should we have been expecting PVC coated ridgid and XHHW conductors at a trailer park?
LOL
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#111870 - 03/20/07 07:32 PM Re: More Trailer Park Stuff
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Don't think I.ve ever seen a service without even an attempt at a drip loop!

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#160682 - 03/24/07 10:34 AM Re: More Trailer Park Stuff [Re: renosteinke]
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I used to work as an electrical inspector 20 years ago in NC. That looks like a service(?) I cited just before I left.

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#160859 - 03/27/07 01:48 AM Re: More Trailer Park Stuff [Re: renosteinke]
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 Originally Posted By: renosteinke
Don't think I.ve ever seen a service without even an attempt at a drip loop!

Ahh,
Yes John, that is what is missing, I thought that looked pretty strange as I was editing the pics to be uploaded.
I also have certain misgivings about a cable being left to support it's own wieght where the end of it could be cut to bits on that pipe elbow.
If you were so slack here to use a length of Romex as an aerial cable (as in O/Head), you'd support it on a catenary wire at the very least.
Also very hard to see, but is there in fact any sealing in the end of that elbow?.
With regard to the PVC conduit work, I've done a LOT of this work in my time as an electrician and IMO if you can't be bothered to saddle it correctly, don't start the job in the first place.
This looks cheap and shoddy when it could have been nice and neat.
I would fail that job on sight without even leaving the work truck if I was inspecting it.
Next question would be, how does 2" rigid steel become 1 1/4 PVC?.
Assuming that the cable that enters the Rigid is the same as the one in the PVC.


Edited by Trumpy (03/27/07 01:53 AM)
Edit Reason: To add last bit
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#160892 - 03/27/07 09:56 AM Re: More Trailer Park Stuff [Re: Theelectrikid]
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because, you know, two-hole straps and those little plastic concrete anchors are just soooo dang expensive :rolleyes:

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#160897 - 03/27/07 11:03 AM Re: More Trailer Park Stuff [Re: Elviscat]
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Mike (Trumpy)
Looking back, now I see the lack of a drip, and the lack of a suitable fitting.

Thinking (& looking) there looks like a cut off cable in the blue area & what may be an insulator on the wall. If that is so...

The 'mast' could have been a replacement for whatever was once at the blue wall area.

Whatever....IAN...what's the deal here??

John
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