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#179606 - 07/23/08 02:15 PM Securely Supported ??
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Took these at an apartment complex. I think the tree was a shrub when it was built. They did use treated lumber for the temporary supports. Unfortunately they didn't use it for the back board. Not a question of if it will fail, but when.

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#179611 - 07/23/08 03:56 PM Re: Securely Supported ?? [Re: Webmaster]
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Did the siding fit close when it was installed? If so, then the wiring exiting the back of the enclosure is the support.

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#179641 - 07/25/08 05:22 AM Re: Securely Supported ?? [Re: LarryC]
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Oh boy! And I bet the owner is looking for a quick and cheap fix involving plumbers tape and some deck screws.

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#179644 - 07/25/08 10:13 AM Re: Securely Supported ?? [Re: Zapped]
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The 'quick & cheap fix'? This situation would result in a violation notice, an unsafe structure posting, and a call to the utility for an immediate disconnect at the source of power. That results in a 'quick fix', albeit not cheap, but more economical then a possible fire or injury, or worse.



Edited by HotLine1 (07/25/08 10:13 AM)
Edit Reason: spelling/grammar
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