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#125831 - 05/26/04 09:19 AM Say What? Ten 1000 Watt Lamps??
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Talk to me about the tap on the service entrance (lateral) single phase supply?

Does it look like an electrician did this?



PS: This is stealing electricity in a sneaky way! :twisted:

From: ERFERTT (Wed Sep 17 18:01:28 2003)
An example of the pains that an energy thief will go through to cheat the utility company. This subject took possession of a new home and immediately cut into the riser from the inside and tapped into the underground lines.


From: ERFERTT (Wed Sep 17 18:03:11 2003)
A better view of the cut riser and the wiring that was tapped into. The subject extended the wiring into the attic where a secondary set of circuit breakers was discovered.
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#125832 - 05/26/04 09:49 AM Re: Say What? Ten 1000 Watt Lamps??
Lostazhell Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
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Is that some sort of EMT riser sitting there??? How the devil did he cut into that without nicking one of the feeders???? This guy obviously valued free electricity more than his life!

-Randy

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#125833 - 05/26/04 09:52 AM Re: Say What? Ten 1000 Watt Lamps??
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Lemme guess--Marijuana grower?

If this guy was going to go to that much trouble and risk, why not tap the underground portion of the lateral, and just bring the stolen power into the house below grade?

At least they did a neat job taping the bugs up. I also want to know how they managed to slice the conduit open like that without cutting into the live entrance conductors.

[This message has been edited by NJwirenut (edited 05-26-2004).]

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#125834 - 05/26/04 01:00 PM Re: Say What? Ten 1000 Watt Lamps??
Mean Gene Offline
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How the devil did he cut into that without nicking one of the feeders????

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At least they did a neat job taping the bugs up. I also want to know how they managed to slice the conduit open like that without cutting into the live entrance conductors.


I think that's what Joe is insinuating, is that it appears an electrician may have had a hand in this during install before POCO hookup.

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#125835 - 05/26/04 08:47 PM Re: Say What? Ten 1000 Watt Lamps??
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Typical shot of a revenue-diversion "death trap."

Introductory residential-level sessions at industry-sponsored schools are riveting. As you could imagine, commercial/industrial versions of this are shared by officials only in closed-door, members-only sessions.

Understandably, in-house managers of related departments often have significant law-enforcement background.




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#125836 - 05/28/04 11:56 AM Re: Say What? Ten 1000 Watt Lamps??
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And ppl wonder why their insurance rates are high? lol!!!!!!!!!!

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