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#118835 - 11/01/04 08:30 PM Bad Temp
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
(submitted via Joe Tedesco)
Here is a picture of a recently found NEC code violation. As shown in the pictue, a two-gang box is used a spliter. The cord from the spliter to the temporary is a piece of 14/2 w/ground. It has no end put on it, but rather is stuck into the 220v outlet.

Inside the two-gang box is a "Jerry Ricked" 20 amp circuit breaker and a duplex receptacle.

Michael King
King Electric Inc.

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#118836 - 11/02/04 03:55 AM Re: Bad Temp
CharlieE Offline

Registered: 04/23/04
Posts: 204
Loc: Indianapolis
So, what is wrong with it? I spent all of five minutes putting this together and it sort of works.

IMHO people who are caught doing this type of work should see jail time. I can see people or kids getting killed from this type of installation.

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#118837 - 11/02/04 07:43 AM Re: Bad Temp
John Steinke Offline

Registered: 04/03/01
Posts: 509
Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
He actually used overload protection? Well, his heart was in the right place.
I've seen handy-box covers with fuseholder & receptacle built in. Add a plug, and a pigtail for a second, and you might actually have a kosher device.

After all, who says a "subpanel" must have multiple breakers?

#118838 - 11/02/04 08:31 AM Re: Bad Temp
electricman2 Offline

Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 234
Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
A subpanel in a nail-on box. Pretty innovative.

#118839 - 11/02/04 03:47 PM Re: Bad Temp
Dave55 Offline

Registered: 05/08/04
Posts: 666
Loc: Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
I wouldn't want to be a tree on this guys property. Anyone got a light???



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