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#122815 - 01/20/06 05:17 PM Tape Patch
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Here is what I had to take care of Friday morning... Complaint was the parking lot lighting was not working properly... Found this previously damaged conduit and conductors, and the "vinyl tape patch" job...

Adam Derus

oops I forgot a letter

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#122816 - 01/21/06 08:42 PM Re: Tape Patch

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 862
Loc: Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
Nice cookup, find it here in NZ too on Streetlight circuits especially in newer subdivisions when contracts nearing the end.
and work gets rushed a little to make the deadline
Almalgamating tape and line taps on neutral screened cable, chucked straight in the ground.
The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.

#122817 - 01/22/06 08:56 AM Re: Tape Patch
Rewired Offline

Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 567
Loc: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Think that is bad... we stopped a local landscaper TWICE from trying to patch a conduit AND conductors they damaged with masking tape and garden hose!!!. It was a "347V" circuit that was live too!

#122818 - 01/23/06 06:48 PM Re: Tape Patch
trollog Offline

Registered: 10/02/04
Posts: 273
Loc: San Diego California USA
I have learned the hard way several times why you don't trust landscapers, general contractors or ANYONE else to repair the electrical stuff they break.. My favorite nightmare was an 80' run of pipe from a panel to a swimming pool pump that changed from 3/4" to 1/2" somewhere in the middle. Pulling it was a, ehm, *female dog*


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