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#124227 - 09/04/06 02:47 PM Roundabout conduit
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SOmebody must have liked running pipe. There is (I looked inside) absolutely no reason that a simple, straight, 8" piece of pipe could not have been used.




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#124228 - 09/04/06 02:57 PM Re: Roundabout conduit
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Sure there is no control wiring coming in the back of that 1900 box??
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#124229 - 09/04/06 03:08 PM Re: Roundabout conduit
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wouldn't the thermostats be in the way. aswell.

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#124230 - 09/04/06 04:13 PM Re: Roundabout conduit
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Correct, Wizzie. So- maybe a little offset, or a 90 into the bottom of the enclosure?

I did look, and that 4-square is there for on other reason than to connnect those two pieces of pipe.
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#124231 - 09/04/06 05:47 PM Re: Roundabout conduit
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reusing a mistake? didn't want to throw away a perfectly good piece of conduit?
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#124232 - 09/04/06 06:03 PM Re: Roundabout conduit
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If that is an FACP, maybe they are planning to run something controlled by an alarm relay through there. Fan? Fire door? elevator homing?
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#124233 - 09/04/06 06:05 PM Re: Roundabout conduit
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Maybe it was a ploy to have an excuse to charge more for whatever job that was associated with. Some poor unsuspecting customers won't ask, or assume the contractor is "taking care of them". Money brings out the worst in most people.
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#124234 - 09/05/06 07:02 AM Re: Roundabout conduit
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If this were done by someone other than a licensed electrician, I would guess that he did this because he did not have a KO punch set for the panel tub (if it's that type).

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#124235 - 09/05/06 02:36 PM Re: Roundabout conduit
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The gray box is a Pelco camera power supply, that most of them have a section boxed off in the bottom for the transformer, to seperate primary voltage from secondary. There is only a KO on the side to get the 110 in.
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#124236 - 09/05/06 04:27 PM Re: Roundabout conduit
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I am not sure what the box served. I did open it, and there is also a bottom KO in the same corner. There is also some additional space in the bottom 3", where it would have been possible to make your own KO.

Now, it IS possible that this was an incomplete installation; the "security" contractor was still working when I took this pic.
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