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#114271 - 02/11/03 03:57 PM Bad Box Installation
Webmaster Offline


Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
See what your think of this installation. It was across the aisle from the booth where I was sitting and I happened to have my camera. I was impressed by the way the load connections goes back into the wall and the apparent lack of a Romex source cable. It looks like they used lamp cord to feed the receptacle installation.

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#114272 - 02/11/03 04:26 PM Re: Bad Box Installation
ga.sparky56 Offline

Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 582
Loc: young harris georgia usa
Am I seeing things or is that a ground pin broken off in the bottom duplex?

#114273 - 02/11/03 04:30 PM Re: Bad Box Installation
stamcon Offline

Registered: 03/24/01
Posts: 322
Loc: So San Francisco CA
Are the receptacles wrapped in duct tape? The tape looks silver in color.

#114274 - 02/11/03 05:12 PM Re: Bad Box Installation
SvenNYC Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
What's holding the box to the wall? It seems like it's just dangling in there.

#114275 - 02/11/03 05:14 PM Re: Bad Box Installation
lighthouse Offline

Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 141
Loc: philadelphia pa 19125
those cords are made to be fish inside the walls.right.

is that duck tape i see around the what the he** is holding the box in place.i don't see anything at all.

funny looks like the guy drilled a hole first in the drywall.then cut it out.

i take a cup of coffee now.please

#114276 - 02/11/03 06:28 PM Re: Bad Box Installation
circuit man Offline

Registered: 11/05/01
Posts: 287
Loc: saluda,s.c.
well ya know he had the right idea for the boxes look like he was short about 3.LOL!is that cord feeding the bottom plug?also what looks like another good use of duct tape. how are these held in the wall? can't see a thing. bet ya he was proud of this job. at least there in a metal box.

[This message has been edited by circuit man (edited 02-11-2003).]

#114277 - 02/11/03 08:15 PM Re: Bad Box Installation
rhagfo Offline

Registered: 04/16/01
Posts: 44
Loc: Portland, OR. USA
Please tell me this is a little old Ma & Paw place out in the dingles some where, not close to civilization!! Did you even get an idea of where that beige cord went after it went into the wall??

#114278 - 02/11/03 09:47 PM Re: Bad Box Installation
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Interesting to see that they used 20 amp devices.

The beige power cord probably goes to one of these things


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