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#121561 - 07/25/05 07:29 PM Wall Fish? Why Bother?
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I found this "installation" at a recent jobsite that I was at. Two-family rental unit, recently rewired by the unit owner. He paid an electrician (not me!) to put in a new service and panel, and then did the rest of the work himself. He fed all new 12/2 NM to the OUTSIDE of the house, and then ran the wiring up to each respective room in the house, from the outside in! As you can see from one of the pictures, he was in the process of covering up his handywork with new vinyl siding.


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#121562 - 07/25/05 08:09 PM Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother?
alan bergold Offline
Registered: 11/20/01
Posts: 42
Loc: east meadow ny
At the least they could of used uf wire .But WHY SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY. hope they are not planning to hide this VIOLATION with some siding ....
#121563 - 07/25/05 10:24 PM Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother?
Trumpy Offline

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Good Lord!!.
Now I have really have seen it all.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin
#121564 - 07/26/05 07:09 AM Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother?
BobH Offline
Registered: 10/16/04
Posts: 135
Loc: Newfane, N.Y USA
Impressive, now there's a man who thinks outside the box.
#121565 - 07/26/05 07:09 AM Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother?
mamills Offline
Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 745
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
What an elegant idea, running those NM's (homeruns, maybe...?) through the wall right next to the oil tank fill piping? I guess that's better than running them through the piping .

What do you do if you have to add more circuits in the future...put up more siding?

I'm sure every EC likes to hear, " just install the service meter and panel, and I will take it from there (i.e., you're so $#%^$^ expensive, I can do this a lot cheaper) It keeps the fire departments in business.

Mike (mamills)

{Just edited to remove multiple edits, Mike}

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 08-02-2005).]
#121566 - 07/26/05 08:17 AM Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother?
Alan Nadon Offline
Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 399
Loc: Elkhart, IN. USA
The change from aluminum siding to vinyl has saved many a fool from an early funeral.
A "good" inspector will wait until the jerk has almost all the siding up before red tagging it.
Alan --
If it was easy, anyone could do it.
#121567 - 07/26/05 09:10 AM Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother?
Alan Belson Offline
Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1803
Loc: Mayenne N. France
OH PLEASE PLEASE don't let this guy turn out to be an engineer, Lord!

Wood work but can't!
#121568 - 07/26/05 12:26 PM Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother?
kale Offline
Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 174
This looks like the kind of work that the phone company does when adding an extension. Maybe the "installer" (outstaller?) is a phone company employee?
#121569 - 07/26/05 12:35 PM Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother?
Dnkldorf Offline
Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1064
Loc: nowhere usa
I bet this guy had a previous job as a cable tv installer.

Looks just like their work.

#121570 - 07/26/05 01:40 PM Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother?
DougW Offline
Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1143
Loc: North Chicago, IL
+1 for a former cable guy doing the install...
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