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#122639 - 12/23/05 12:42 PM Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament
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This was found by a housing inspector and sent to me from an Electrical Inspector friend of mine. I don't have any more information though



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#122640 - 12/23/05 01:35 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament
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LOL Roger!.
Funniest pic I've seen in a while.
Thanks for that.
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#122641 - 12/23/05 01:47 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament
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Also, shouldn't there be a bonding jumper around that metallic gate valve?
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#122642 - 12/23/05 02:50 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament
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This gets my vote as the "Best Photo of 2005" what an absolute IDIOT.
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#122643 - 12/23/05 04:43 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament
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Monofilament is only good for grounding branch circuits. The main service ground needs to be polypropylene rope to get enough ampacity...
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#122644 - 12/23/05 05:12 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament
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could that be a steel pipe going through the wall? it doesn't look like pvc.they make a threaded elbow that can be screwed on to a steel pipe.but itdepends on the pipe going to the ground outside too.
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#122645 - 12/23/05 05:19 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament
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I seem to recall having to set straight an apprentice who insisted that it was necessary to do this! It was several years ago...
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#122646 - 12/23/05 06:04 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament
electricman2 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/03
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Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
I have always wondered when something like this would show up. Good thing Roger has the pic. Otherwise no one would believe it.
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#122647 - 12/24/05 08:30 AM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament
pauluk Offline
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He forgot to cross bond to the handwheel of the valve.
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#122648 - 12/24/05 05:54 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament
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Circuit man, I've got a rather fancy monitor- and it most certainly is white PVC going through the wall!

To quote an inspector (retired) with whome I just shared thei pic:
"I can't believe anyone would be that dumb!"
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