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Mr. Tedesco,

While on a site observation in Grand Island, NY, I noticed this transformer (See attached photos). The space was vacated in April of 2003, and I was there to verify existing conditions of the electrical and mechanical systems for a future tenant.

Needless to say, a few things will have to be fixed.

I am an Electrical Engineering grad from the University of North Dakota with two years in the design/consulting field.

I was a three year electrical apprentice before and during my high school and college days. I am now an EIT, for Dunham Associates in Bloomington, MN.

I have sent these pictures around to other engineers (not only electrical, but structural and mechanical also).

Its unbelievable that a contractor would actually do this.

I thought you might enjoy (or cringe) at these pictures.

Scott Rieger, EIT

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
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I am, for once, truly speechless!!! =X

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One coyote comin' up... [Linked Image]

I'm surprised the pipe didn't buckle under the strain and even more surprised that the sharp edges of the transformer cabinet didn't fray and weaken the rope.

Wonder if the conduit coming out the bottom of the box is attached to the xformer.... [Linked Image]

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Never ceases to amaze me how rough some people will be.

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The sight of that xfmr even made me miss the flourescent light going through the wall up there also!


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WOW! He didn't even use flex at the termination! Whats going to alow it to vibrate? [Linked Image] I was fine with the installation until I saw that :P

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The guy who did it should be hung just like that. All in favor of state wide licensing, say I

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I would guess someone (with more guts than brains) has already demo'ed the floor that this transformer and the floating wall to the right was sitting on.

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Well at least they didn't use steel cable! LOL

Some guys are just too lucky for their own good, probably wouldnt even understand why were all stirred up about it.

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Reminds me of my Boy Scout days

"If you can't tie a knot, tie a lot."


[This message has been edited by strangedog (edited 04-14-2004).]

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