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#113897 - 11/05/02 08:04 PM Plumbed Service
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA

This service is at a friend's house. He converted it to a three flat and did all the work himself. At the time it was done, there were no permits or inspections required. The only inspection was by the POCO, and they obviously approved!

Although I have not corrected this yet, he has hired me to do all of his electrical work since. He also used to do work for his boss, who has a few hundred rental properties, now he refuses to do it and has him call me. He says "I don't have the proper tools and the proper knowledge, so I won't do it. Proof positive that we can convince people to leave it to the professionals.


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#113898 - 11/05/02 08:10 PM Re: Plumbed Service
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia
Wahr-rassler (pardon the WV accent),
What did you say to change his mind? It's hard enough to convince people when the PoCo is on our side!

I bow to thee with hardhat in hand and lowered eyes. You da man!

#113899 - 11/06/02 04:02 AM Re: Plumbed Service
Trainwire Offline

Registered: 03/15/02
Posts: 364
Loc: Strasburg,PA,USA
Ok I'll bite:

da vyre vrasslr (pardon the pa dutch) called the building a "3 flat" which sounds continental to me, but the equipment sure smacks of rural 'merican.
so? Where are you, and where did you come from?


#113900 - 11/06/02 11:44 AM Re: Plumbed Service
SvenNYC Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
I think the sattelite dish is really a disguised showerhead and if you open one of those "fuse boxes" you'll find the faucet handle in there...

#113901 - 11/06/02 12:13 PM Re: Plumbed Service
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
Got a question for you guys...seeing only one raceway from the meters to the house, Isn't it a violation to have all three loads enclosed together like that?

Kinda weird, having all this stuff mounted on a pedestal instead of directly to the side of the house...maybe they didn't want to mess up the siding (?).

"He has hired me to do all of his electrical work...". Outstanding!!

Mike (mamills)

#113902 - 11/06/02 04:13 PM Re: Plumbed Service
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Safe bet the riser cables will never fall out of their raceway given the special "waterproofing" glue.

#113903 - 11/06/02 04:51 PM Re: Plumbed Service
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Wherever that is..another testimonialfor Licenses, Permits, and Inspections, all by qualified personel. Three loads ion one pipe, no OCP outside, so I guess it goes to 3 mains inside??? Gee...closest point upon entry into the building??? Maybe, maybe not.

Hey, maybe the siding guys took it off the house to do the siding, and forgot to put it back!!!

I have to stop laughing now...

Damn, I wish I could print those pictures!!!!

[This message has been edited by HotLine1 (edited 11-06-2002).]

#113904 - 11/06/02 05:25 PM Re: Plumbed Service
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia

Hover mouse pointer over the picture.
Right Click
Click "Save Picture As..."
Save to folder of your choice.
Open that folder and file, a viewer should pop up with the pic in it, probably your browser.
Click on "File" and then click on "Print"


Let me know if that worked for you or not...

#113905 - 11/06/02 05:46 PM Re: Plumbed Service
WireWrestler Offline

Registered: 10/29/01
Posts: 43
Loc: Northern IL
I was born in Chattanooga, TN. I have lived all up and down the middle of the US, from Texas to Illinois, where I live now. I have worked extensively in Europe. Spent two years just outside of Paris. Had an English electrical crew. Maybe that is where the "three flat" expression comes from.

#113906 - 11/07/02 10:57 AM Re: Plumbed Service
txsparky Offline

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
I find it hard to believe that the poco would hook this mess up.He must have been good friends with the poco serviceman also.

WW,Virgil,I can right click and print picture without having to save it a file.(winders 98SE)

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