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#120474 - 04/12/05 08:19 PM Good Work/Bad Work
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These are photos of a recent job. The work in the distribution panel is neat, but I don't think he understood derating, or closing up work before leaving at the end of the day. The homeowners had lived with it like this for 18 months. The worst part was that there was no power to the 120-volt smoke alarms.

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#120475 - 04/12/05 08:20 PM Re: Good Work/Bad Work
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#120476 - 04/12/05 11:34 PM Re: Good Work/Bad Work
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OK what is going on in pic #12?
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#120477 - 04/12/05 11:57 PM Re: Good Work/Bad Work
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Inside of a cabinet?
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#120478 - 04/13/05 02:24 PM Re: Good Work/Bad Work
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Picture #12 is of the inside of a bathroom linen cabinet. The homeowner wanted an outlet and switch outside the cabinet, so he strung the wire into the cabinet, and left it...LIVE.

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#120479 - 04/15/05 10:41 AM Re: Good Work/Bad Work
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Well, what do you want? They put on wire nuts!
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#120480 - 04/15/05 12:45 PM Re: Good Work/Bad Work
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A mind-boggling mix of hack and professional....

Is it possible that the EC was a pro with really bad helpers? The hack box mounting (pics 7, 9), etc. would seem to imply that...

In any event, a good EC would check all work done by his crew before energizing, I would hope.
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#120481 - 04/15/05 04:54 PM Re: Good Work/Bad Work
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Looks like McHenry Co. On the border of using pipe and that other stuff.

Why did they run the ground with the service conductors? Is it becuse it has a outside disco? I can't tell if it has the green screw in it.

What is with the colors Blue then red?

I hate when people use bracket boxes on a surface mount.

Pic 11 you found an outlet upside down. Must not have been a permit job?

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#120482 - 04/15/05 06:33 PM Re: Good Work/Bad Work
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So did he get 3/4 paycheck for 3/4 job? The panels are neat but those wires into the breakers seem a tad short.
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#120483 - 04/17/05 01:45 PM Re: Good Work/Bad Work
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Dave,

I see you are in the Chicago area aka Conduit Land. I thought romex was forbidden in your area, but it looks like there is some in pics 3,4, 9 and 10.

What's the deal?

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