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#122360 - 10/25/05 04:12 AM A Day in the Life
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From Lostazhell (Randy)

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I got a call to a 1940's home where the breaker for the kitchen wouldn't reset.. The homeowner stated she'd called the utility and then she handed me a note from them (I had to LOL at the last line ) I noticed the 8/3 romex strung up between the house & the garage.. And then narrowed things down to the outlet behind the stove, conveniently also behind the gas shutoff














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I got a call for a country clubs "maintenance barn" in which the maintenance person stated that "the lights would take forever to come on"... A loose neutral in a subpanel was the culprit causing unstable voltage (107/126V) Then this disconnect caught my eye.... It's feeding 2 subs plus the dinky thing on the left there













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#122361 - 10/25/05 04:38 AM Re: A Day in the Life
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I got a call to a home where a home inspector had pointed out that a "2 wire outlet in the garage should be replaced with a more modern 3 wire outlet with GFCI protection". He didn't mention anything about these..








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A financial center that I went to with a leaky roof causing a GFI to trip. I was surprised to find the romex in there...among the other issues



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#122362 - 10/25/05 04:50 AM Re: A Day in the Life
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The homeowner stated she'd called the utility and then she handed me a note from them (I had to LOL at the last line )


From the note.
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Must have qualified person correct. If you are qualified that's OK


Depending on the rules in your area for better or worse this could be true.

I have learned that here where I live only a person that installs wiring for a fee has to be licensed, permitted and inspected.

It may not be what they wanted but it is how the law is written.

Bob
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#122363 - 10/25/05 04:53 PM Re: A Day in the Life
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In the pics for the country club barn, do I see the "dinky thing on the left"'s feed on the line side of that disconnect?!?
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#122364 - 10/25/05 05:47 PM Re: A Day in the Life
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MX, you got it.... and btw, that disconnect is the service disconnect.. the line side is straight from PG&E.

Bob, The reason I found the utility note humorous is just the fact of leaving it up to a homeowner to decide if they are "qualified". I could seriously see that last line being misconstrued. In CA, a homeowner is permitted to pull their own permits and carry out their own work, electrical or otherwise..

-Randy
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#122365 - 10/25/05 08:20 PM Re: A Day in the Life
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mxslick
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In the pics for the country club barn, do I see the "dinky thing on the left"'s feed on the line side of that disconnect?!?

Lostazhell
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MX, you got it.... and btw, that disconnect is the service disconnect.. the line side is straight from PG&E.



What does that dinky thing feed?
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#122366 - 10/25/05 11:26 PM Re: A Day in the Life
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The front of that door on the "dinky thing" said "fuel pump", but I didn't see anything resembling any type of refueling facility... possibly it was installed used?
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#122367 - 10/27/05 03:55 PM Re: A Day in the Life
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My thought might be that it might be supplying power to a well pump or fire pump..
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#122368 - 10/28/05 01:26 AM Re: A Day in the Life
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Interesting Randy,
From the note:
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Breaker I left OFF is BAD.
Replace to correct.
Not a PG&E problem,.
Must have Qualified person correct.
If you are qualified that's OK.


In that top pic, that's a way of using an LB that I've never seen before.
Is that water or gas in the 4th pic Randy?.
Boy, has that recept in pic no. 8 been mis-treated or what?.
Looks like a guy with two black eyes and an open mouth on the top.
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#122369 - 10/28/05 04:55 AM Re: A Day in the Life
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..Looks like a guy...with two black eyes...and an open mouth...


It's my Mother in Law!!

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