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#176232 - 03/26/08 05:35 PM Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada
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Hello!

Here are 2 photos of outdoor electrical setups in Quebec City, Canada. I am on vacation here and spotted these 2 horrible installations. I thought you guys might get a kick out of them.

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#176243 - 03/27/08 04:22 AM Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: Webmaster]
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in the last pic; At least they mounted the power strip face down, so the water will drain out of it :p

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#176255 - 03/27/08 01:23 PM Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: IanR]
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That looks like what you also see at any typical campground in the US. To refer to their work as a "Handyman special" would actually be a compliment.

I've always wondered how this stuff goes on, I mean there must be fire marshals or electrical inspectors who visit these places even as regular citizens. Even in their off-time, you would think that they would follow up when they got back to work. I understand that inspectors don't have the same enforcement authority as police officers, but come on. Even a novice can tell that this stuff is a major hazard.

Thank goodness that they don't sell rocket propellant at home centers. YET.
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#176256 - 03/27/08 01:31 PM Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: EV607797]
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The second picture is strictly temporary. After 90 days it is "of course" removed. \:\)

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#176260 - 03/27/08 02:15 PM Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: LarryC]
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The yellow extension cord in the first picture was obviously installed by a sailor. A power boater would never use a knot like that...

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Andy
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#176267 - 03/27/08 07:31 PM Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: andyenglish]
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I like the plug installed on the armored cable in the first pic.

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#176272 - 03/27/08 08:06 PM Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: junkcollector]
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 Originally Posted By: junkcollector
I like the plug installed on the armored cable in the first pic.


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#180078 - 08/12/08 09:08 AM Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: Theelectrikid]
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A plug installed with armored cable, never seen that before.
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