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#125611 - 11/03/04 10:28 PM How is this for weather resistive wiring?
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
From: Thomas Erfert- Code Enforcement Specialist
How is this for weather resistive wiring?
Of course, that is the corrective action. The rest of the story is one of the parking lot light standards rusted through and fell into the lot. No problem, it was not energized so they weren't too speedy in doing anything. I happened by two days later and noticed the pole was still laying on the ground, but by that time it was late and the timer had turned on the rest of the parking lot lighting.

Yep, the downed pole was still connected and this time it was energized.

It never crossed their minds that the pole could be hot.

Ever wonder why the inspector always insists the they use a licensed contractor?
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#125612 - 11/04/04 01:30 PM Re: How is this for weather resistive wiring?
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Ahhh . the ever popular "Electrical" duct tape!

I'm sure it's UL listed

#125613 - 11/04/04 02:10 PM Re: How is this for weather resistive wiring?
Tom Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
Per Red Green, duct tape is the handymans secret weapon. At least this isn't the stuff made out of aluminum, I once found a splice "insulated" with that stuff.

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

#125614 - 11/04/04 06:53 PM Re: How is this for weather resistive wiring?
SvenNYC Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Looks like someone already helped themselves to the lightbulbs.

#125615 - 11/06/04 06:19 AM Re: How is this for weather resistive wiring?
trekkie76 Offline

Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 219
Loc: baileyville, maine, usa
"if the woman don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy"
- Red Green
Master Duct Tape Engineer

#125616 - 11/07/04 10:44 AM Re: How is this for weather resistive wiring?
uksparky Offline

Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 199
Loc: UK
Judging by the heap of shatter on the carpark, the standard fell into the lot and was moved to the position in the photos by some kind soul.

Lucky they did it during the day - or just didn't get fried.
If hindsight were foresight, we'd all be millionaires!

#125617 - 11/27/04 08:48 AM Re: How is this for weather resistive wiring?
Theelectrikid Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 854
Loc: Levittown, PA
The first one on this page is somewhat related, even though it's for traffic signals...

[This message has been edited by Theelectrikid (edited 11-27-2004).]
Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?


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