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#114283 - 02/16/03 09:05 PM Who Dunnit?
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Was this done by an electrician? Don't think so!
Very high traffic-public area on Pacific Coast Highway in So. CA.
120V "Ropelights"

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#114284 - 02/17/03 08:28 AM Re: Who Dunnit?
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Well at least they tried :-) Most of the time I just see tree lights plugged into regular indoor extensions dangling from one tree to the next...

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#114285 - 02/17/03 06:43 PM Re: Who Dunnit?
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Looks like a black freaking garden hose feeding that box on the tree..

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#114286 - 02/17/03 07:10 PM Re: Who Dunnit?
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Scott (electure),

Is this near Newport Pier???
Looks kind of familiar - maybe Huntington or Seal Beach Pier area???

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#114287 - 02/18/03 03:59 PM Re: Who Dunnit?
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Everything on the tree looks OK- metal (look at the screw indents) outside cover, used a junction box, attempt at strain relief. What strikes me is that the connector under the box looks like a plumbing PVC piece, and the conduit appears to be drip irrigation tubing. The curve in the tubing make me doubt that it's buried mor than a few inches deep.
Also: If he'd used a plastic outdoor box, he wouldn't need a ground wire.

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#114288 - 02/19/03 08:18 PM Re: Who Dunnit?
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Scott...newport pier was torn down years ago, you are probabley thingking of Huntington pier.

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#114289 - 02/21/03 05:02 AM Re: Who Dunnit?
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Boy, you guys have got some sharp eyes!!
Yes, it's across from HB pier.
The white PVC fitting is an irrigation transition fitting to adapt from PVC to the 1/2" poly irrigation tubing that was used here.
Ground wire? What ground wire? Zip Cord runs through the "conduit"!!
(BTW, in the early 70's I lived in a house next door to this location. Built in 1908, 2 story, and rent was $125 a month. The City bought the property and razed the house.
It's now occupied by condos...about $500K for 800-900 sq ft. There goes the neighborhood )

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 02-21-2003).]

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#114290 - 04/12/03 08:04 PM Re: Who Dunnit?
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I grew up in Huntington Beach...you should have seen the old main street, before they tore down the Golden Bear. It made this look textbook...

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#114291 - 04/15/03 04:53 AM Re: Who Dunnit?
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Zapped,
This is on the exact location of the old Golden Bear!

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#114292 - 04/18/03 06:16 PM Re: Who Dunnit?
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I know exactly where that is...I used to work for a company that performed all the electrical maintenance on the Edwards Cinema upstairs. If I only had a digital camera back then, I'd be posting here daily...

HB, Bro!

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