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#114173 - 01/25/03 03:17 PM This Is Not Temporary
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Found this mess in a city park in Northern California. It's this way all year long, so it isn't limited to a temporary holiday display.

- Bob
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#114174 - 01/25/03 03:30 PM Re: This Is Not Temporary
iwire Offline
Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4391
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
It looks like something that was made up!

But it is sadly real, truth is "scarier" then fiction.

Still a few empty spots for expansion.

What do the cords feed?
Bob Badger
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#114175 - 01/25/03 04:17 PM Re: This Is Not Temporary
txsparky Offline
Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 552
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
Looks like they feed tree lights in a city park.
#114176 - 01/25/03 05:05 PM Re: This Is Not Temporary
rhagfo Offline
Registered: 04/16/01
Posts: 43
Loc: Portland, OR. USA
This is truly a thing of beauty!!!
At least all of the receptacles are GFCI!! If it is only a year old then it should of had in use covers, I don't know if they make those in triple gang. The Parks crew must not have time or money to pull a permit and get an inspection!!!!
#114177 - 01/25/03 05:08 PM Re: This Is Not Temporary
rhagfo Offline
Registered: 04/16/01
Posts: 43
Loc: Portland, OR. USA
It would be interesting to see a closeup of the connection at the base of the tree.
#114178 - 01/25/03 06:01 PM Re: This Is Not Temporary
Bill Addiss Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3875
Loc: NY, USA

This is about the best I can do without really starting to loose detail:

It's not a pretty sight.
#114179 - 01/25/03 08:23 PM Re: This Is Not Temporary
Bjarney Offline
Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2527
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
However pathetic, this was likely installed by a municipal "electrician”/plumber/gardener, whose work in some regions has a longstanding de facto exemption from permitting and inspection by the “building department” of the same municipality.
#114180 - 01/25/03 08:52 PM Re: This Is Not Temporary
lighthouse Offline
Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 134
Loc: philadelphia pa 19125
rhagfo...i was thinking the same thing.3 gang wp box...thats the first time that i have seen one.have to check the book on that one.

bill.make it 1,002 uses for duck tape

are those plugs on the other ext cords (wp)

broken covers,next will a broken conduit when the tree i bet it's all on one circuit there a code for mounting conduit and boxes on a tree.
#114181 - 01/26/03 11:26 AM Re: This Is Not Temporary
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1691
Loc: New York City

Are you talking about the round ones? Yeah, they're just standard replacement rubber caps. I even recognize the style - they're made by Cooper/Eagle and are most likely Catalog #1709.

They're normally designed for indoor use. I doubt they're listed for long-term outdoor use.

OK, You may hit me now.

*Edited to change "cat." to "catalog" so it wouldn't be confused with "category.*

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 01-27-2003).]
#114182 - 01/26/03 01:43 PM Re: This Is Not Temporary
sparky Offline
Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5303
interesting that munipalities are many times exempt, or claim sovergn immunity, while being the easiest to sue...

527.3 may be in question here.

527.4(j) is interesting, apparently the 'vegetation' in question flys.....
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