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#114192 - 02/04/03 06:51 PM Looks like it's been there for a while ...
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Looks like it's been there for a while.

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#114193 - 02/04/03 07:34 PM Re: Looks like it's been there for a while ...
stamcon Offline

Registered: 03/24/01
Posts: 322
Loc: So San Francisco CA
Been there long enough for the roots that sprouted, to bury themselves in the ground. Reminds me of a banyon tree.

#114194 - 02/05/03 10:48 AM Re: Looks like it's been there for a while ...
Joe Tedesco Offline

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Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA

Can we see the load ends of these cords and what they supply?
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#114195 - 02/05/03 12:57 PM Re: Looks like it's been there for a while ...
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
The grass is greener on the other side (behind the thing)...

#114196 - 02/05/03 01:51 PM Re: Looks like it's been there for a while ...
pwood Offline

Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 64
Loc: castella,calif usa
are those ground wires?

#114197 - 02/05/03 03:13 PM Re: Looks like it's been there for a while ...
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Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 224
Loc: Ventura, CA, USA
I am not sure if they have been there for a while. The cords look in good condition. Also if they had been there for as long at it looks those tags would be gone.

To my completely untrained eye it looks like the panel has obvioulsy been there for some time. Not the wood coloration. But then every once in a while someone comes along and puts in new extension cords. Either that or what is the deal with all the tags??? Someone coming along and inspecting the cords to make sure they are ok?

I don't know.


#114198 - 02/05/03 03:50 PM Re: Looks like it's been there for a while ...
jdevlin Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 402
Loc: welland ontario canada
It appears this might for a lighting display of some sort. There appears to 4 light sensors on the right side of the panel and several others on the left side. The grass looks like new sod or it is very well trimmed around those wires.
Could this be for a christmas lighting display. I see a wreath on the door across the street.

#114199 - 02/05/03 08:31 PM Re: Looks like it's been there for a while ...
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Looks like "inspection" tags/stickers on the panel cover. Since there are two stickers visable, and one looks "older", and the remains of another at the bottom of the cover; this may be a temp setup that is put in yearly for holiday lighting. (Hence the "aged" backboard & lumber.) Hence the evergreen tree in the backround.

Should have bubble covers. Hope there's a gfi in each circuit; looks like it may be; top left FS box, right device looks white & square. Don't see a ground conductor.

Box fill may be an issue?? Wonder if the photocells are mounted in hubs???


#114200 - 02/05/03 08:52 PM Re: Looks like it's been there for a while ...
txsparky Offline

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
The padlock on the panel shows the installers big concern for safety
The tags on the cords are to aid in troubleshooting the lights after the rain causes the gfcis to trip.

#114201 - 02/06/03 12:24 PM Re: Looks like it's been there for a while ...
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
From the looks of the rusty nipples, this stays up all year, and then the cords are plugged in seasonally. What the heck kind of connection or fitting is that from the meter socket to the riser?
There are 9 photocells, and 9 boxes so...
Looks like each box has a GFI recp, and a standard recp, probably fed through the GFI.
Could there be a GEC buried under those cords?..S

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