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#111995 - 01/13/01 05:16 PM Open Splice
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<p align="center">Submitted by Virgil Kelly (aka sparky66wv)

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<font color="#000000">Ran into this during a walk-through for a bid.
Rumor has it that the

responsible party is the one I'm bidding against for the job!</font>"
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#111996 - 01/14/01 05:49 AM Re: Open Splice
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Pretty Ugly!...i hear it refered to as a "flying splice" alot
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#111997 - 01/14/01 03:49 PM Re: Open Splice
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This is typical of work here in WV. For some reason, 4" octogon boxes are real popular for use as junction boxes. Also, it is typical to use the box just to hold the cables in place while the wires are connected. At least this time the splices in the box have wirenuts. Can't say the same for the open air part.

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#111998 - 01/14/01 08:25 PM Re: Open Splice
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By the way...

Lost the bid...

It's really hard to bid against those that are willing to cut corners and ignore code. This guy was grandfathered in on his licenses and has been doing business for longer than I've been alive. His two sons are carrying on the "tradition"...

He drives a brand new Dodge Ram and I drive a 12 year old Nissan truck... Hmmmmm...
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#111999 - 02/05/01 09:58 AM Re: Open Splice
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Hey 66 .... hard to compete against a new dodge full of octagon boxes , electrical tape and two in house helpers . Pretty sad i must say . Obviously the customer is only looking at saving money .. Pretty sad when costs come before "SAFTEY"
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#112000 - 02/08/01 04:48 AM Re: Open Splice
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How in the world does this kind of thing get by your building inspectors? Maybe this guy got paid to do this, and now will be paid again to fix it? Most drywall tapers should know better than to do this kind of work.
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#112001 - 02/08/01 05:02 AM Re: Open Splice
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You're right...it wouldn't fly with the inspector, but inspections aren't required if one is only adding a light or outlet, etc. Only when visible capital improvement (hence property tax) has been made does the building inspector even want to be involved, and that's for the city area. As far as rural, no inspections unless the PoCo gets involved, then it's from an electrical inspector. This is new since 01/01/01 (I love that date...)

Get this... the PoCo needs more inspectors and wants ME to come down and get a brochure on what to do to become one... Imagine that...!!!
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#112002 - 02/08/01 05:16 AM Re: Open Splice
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'66,

Now THAT would be an interesting development!
<< (first time I used that one)

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#112003 - 02/09/01 05:15 PM Re: Open Splice
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'66

Trust me, being an inspector for Allegheny Power isn't worth the aggravation (usually from homeowners doing their own work).

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#112004 - 02/13/01 04:03 PM Re: Open Splice
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Run across this in Georgia, too. But it is usually harry homeowner that has done this type butcher job, and I have to go in and correct it before the inspector will give his stamp of approval. Have NEVER run across an electrician who would jeapordize his licence doing this type shoddy work.
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