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#185412 - 03/13/09 05:36 PM link to a very bad re-wire?
sbi Offline

Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 47
Loc: indiana
Here is a link to a bad electrical job.

I hoped I linked it right.
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#185413 - 03/13/09 05:42 PM Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: sbi]
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
You did good with the link!

Nice mess.

I'll move this into the photos for discussion section.

#185419 - 03/13/09 07:57 PM Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: HotLine1]
noderaser Offline

Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 405
Loc: Portland, Oregon, United State...
Reminds me of those Beirut telecom pictures that circulated a while back...

#185421 - 03/13/09 08:17 PM Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: noderaser]
leland Offline

Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 856
Loc: Lowell area, Ma. USA

Now those are Photos for discussion!!
thanks for sharing.

Any photos of work as an apprentice? When you had supervision. (Just kidding)

#185427 - 03/13/09 09:11 PM Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: sbi]
Webmaster Offline


Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
Now That's a Bad wiring job!!

Looks a little familiar though.... unfortunately... I've seen a few with similar workmanship.

Hey, maybe the Guy was a Spaghetti maker?


#185428 - 03/13/09 09:14 PM Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: sbi]
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
This hurts my eyes! cry Disconnect at pole, gut the rats nest of a house, and put a qualified electrician to work.

#185430 - 03/13/09 11:33 PM Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: Lostazhell]
packrat56 Offline

Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 76
Loc: MT, U.S.
NO WAY! Now that is down right ugly. I agree gut the place and get a qualified electricain.
I have a sense of adventure, I just keep it leashed with common sense.

#185434 - 03/14/09 02:07 AM Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: packrat56]
frenchelectrican Offline


Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 938
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
Here what I will say in my langunge.,,

C'est incroyable blink

{ It is increible }

Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

#185437 - 03/14/09 05:11 AM Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: frenchelectrican]
Texas_Ranger Offline

Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2332
Loc: Vienna, Austria
Let me put this into my language too... "Oida i POCKS net!"
(I don't get it... how on earth can you do something like that?!?)

I mean, the guy who did this pretty much made the room unusable for storage, so what was he thinking? (or perhaps drinking?). Heck, even temporary lighting jobs at my own place (which I'm not really proud of sometimes, but they're out of reach of unqualified personnel and rarely last longer than a week) look better than that! Besides, copper must've been real cheap when this was done wink

#185441 - 03/14/09 09:11 AM Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: Texas_Ranger]
mahlere Offline

Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 514
Loc: New Jersey
I would just like to point out that as bad as it looks, it works...remember that...

so while we take pride in what we do, and want it to be a work of art, fundamentally, it's the same product as that...

the key is to learn how to convey that a proper installation, at a proper price, is better for the customer than that...

but whatever you do, don't try to compete on price with the installer of this mess, while trying to install a work of art...

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