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#184353 - 02/08/09 09:21 AM Brazilian residential wiring
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This video from a Brazilian utility has some good shots of residential inside wiring. The video is promoting the company's rewiring and energy-efficiency progam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyTgCE9L7o8
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#184354 - 02/08/09 09:30 AM Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: Albert]
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Thanks Albert!
Hard hats, safety glasses and a lady 'hugging' her refrigerator! Nice

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#184654 - 02/16/09 10:49 PM Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: HotLine1]
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The refrigerators do not have handles. Is that common in Brazil?
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#184664 - 02/17/09 06:06 AM Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: pdh]
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Does the video show the original wiring they're replacing or their new work?
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#184669 - 02/17/09 10:42 AM Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: Texas_Ranger]
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There are some pictures of nasty wiring. I assume that's the original.
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#184706 - 02/18/09 06:17 PM Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: pdh]
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I sure hope so... but I wanted to ask politely, didn't want to offend anyone wink

The single conduit wires stapled to the wall definitely wouldn't fly here...
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#184715 - 02/18/09 10:04 PM Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: Texas_Ranger]
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Yes (as best I can tell) the single wires with the plastic staples are the new work; everything else is what they replaced.

I've never been to Brazil and don't have any first-hand information, but I know an engineer in Sao Paulo; I'll ask him what codes they follow.
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#184717 - 02/18/09 10:44 PM Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: pdh]
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Originally Posted By pdh
The refrigerators do not have handles. Is that common in Brazil?


Good question! I don't know the answer, but just from browsing through this site (http://www.geladeiras.net/), it seems to depend on the brand. Brastemp (which I think is Brazilian), Consul (also Brazilian?) and GE don't have handles, but other international brands (Samsung, Bosch, LG, etc.) do.
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#184720 - 02/19/09 01:15 AM Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: Albert]
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My Hotpoint doesn't have handles...
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#185113 - 03/03/09 09:23 AM Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: noderaser]
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Wow, they're pretty rough installations. I can appreciate they're trying to keep them low budget, but even so, they seem a bit too relaxed about standards!
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