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#161075 - 03/29/07 07:37 PM Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel
Webmaster Offline


Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
These pictures were taken by the mechanical inspector when they called him to turn on the gas.

The violations are multiple. The pump wiring is the classic
..."it works doesn't it ?"

The plumbing work doesn't get any awards either.

Alan-- Indiana.(Alan Nadon)

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#161091 - 03/29/07 09:42 PM Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: Webmaster]
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
So where do you really start here? space violation in front of the panel?, the fact that you now can't put the front of the panel on?, open splices, strapping? Are you sure this even works? (using the term loosely)

Sure this job's ready for inspection! \:\/

#161097 - 03/29/07 11:02 PM Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: Lostazhell]
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
They seriously pay people to do this kind of rubbish?.
I have the benefit of being in a rather smaller city, if you tried that here as a electrician you would be laughed out of town after the fellas around town heard of it.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#161107 - 03/30/07 04:22 AM Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: Trumpy]
32VAC Offline

Registered: 06/28/04
Posts: 203
Loc: Alice Springs, NT, Australia
in the first picutre, the hot water service has a notice regarding the unit being "winterised". What does this mean?

#161113 - 03/30/07 04:57 AM Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: 32VAC]
n1ist Offline

Registered: 02/13/02
Posts: 176
Loc: Malden MA
For summer homes, people often winterize them by draining the plumbing including the water heater and pouring some antifreeze in the traps. That way, there is no water to freeze and burst the pipes in the winter months if the place is unheated. The warning reminds people to refill the heater tank before energizing it to keep the elements from burning out.

#161121 - 03/30/07 12:31 PM Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: n1ist]
BrianP Offline

Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 65
Loc: Minnesota
What are the yellow tubes? Is this a hot water heating system?

#161123 - 03/30/07 12:35 PM Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: BrianP]
Theelectrikid Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 854
Loc: Levittown, PA
Umm, aren't the yellow tubes usually gas? Very nice to see them snaked along like that. <SARCASM>

NM can't be hung from the bottom of the joists (as is also done here) but gas lines can? No sense. No sense at all. Especially with what looks like that new(er) flexible tubing.

Ian A.
Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

#161128 - 03/30/07 01:05 PM Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: Theelectrikid]
Alan Belson Offline

Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
I'd lay odds the owner did this job by searching through a box of old fittings and picking up anything that had vaguely the right ends to get to the next joint. There's even a multi-point manifold in there. That yellow hose looks like garden hose pipe. There's even an automatic air-bleed pot!

Why do rational intelligent people create these death traps in their own homes. I can't see even the local handyman expecting to get paid for this mess, so it has to be a DYI job.
Wood work but can't!


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