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#106097 04/06/04 07:54 AM
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I had to lay on top of water heater with a stubby screwdriver.

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#106098 04/06/04 09:27 AM
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Good pics Phil!
I'm just curious... WAS that closet for the water heater to begin with?? & someone installed the panel there without knowledge of this? The plumber HAD to have been the last person here, obviously cared nothing that someone "might" need to work in the subpanel!

Also is that a "flying" splice on the left side of the water heater, about midpoint down? Not to mention what looks like 12/2 romex running this beast? what's the WH rated at? The lowboys are usually around 30A 240V... I can't imagine this being less! [Linked Image]


#106099 04/06/04 08:42 PM
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I refuse to believe that the panel was there first. I feel so sorry for whoever had to service this panel.
I would really love to hear what happened to this service call, if there was one.

#106100 04/06/04 09:28 PM
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Was there to fix a problem with receptacles going on and off a random intervals. (Stabbed in the back) found this in the process. Home was single lady recently deviorced,no money,2 kids etc. I explained the problem and she told me her ex installed it. He also did his own electric. There were no flying splices just really bad ones in over stuffed boxes. She wanted to add more recepts and I told I could not/ would not do it. Too! many other things needed to be corrected. Never heard from her again.


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#106101 04/09/04 01:36 AM
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LoL Obsaleet... Sounds like a service call I tend to get about, at least, once a week... Lots of work in need of being done, yet no one to actually pay for it! (It's always that damn money thing! [Linked Image] ) But what's funny is when they finally lose power & worse yet, see smoke [Linked Image] they call back & have mysteriously found the lucre to get the job done.. (Except, now that your bus bars are pitted & your bus insulators are melted maam, the whole box needs to go!) Sometimes I just gotta let slip here & there an "I told you so!" [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]


#106102 04/09/04 06:28 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 360
I like the little red bucket under the temp pressure relief valve outlet.

Ever see one of those things go off? Little red bucket will be bouncing down the hall.


also like the pressure tank just a wavin' in the breeze. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Trainwire (edited 04-09-2004).]

#106103 04/10/04 01:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 127
It kinda reminds me of my mom's old c. 1947 house (originally built to be a two-car garage but converted to a house); the main panelboard was in a kitchen cupboard(!!!) with food stored directly in front of it. How it ever got by the inspector, I do not know... Wish I had pic's of it...

At least the plumber didn't plumb the safety relief pipe into one of the panelboard knockouts!

No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.
#106104 04/10/04 09:02 AM
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At least the plumber didn't plumb the safety relief pipe into one of the panelboard knockouts!
I was on a job once where water started pouring out of a junction box on a fire-alarm riser. Seems that one of the laborers needed to get rid of some pooled water on one of the higher floors and decided to pump the water down the nearest "drain" which happened to be a piece of 1" rigid stubbed through the deck. [Linked Image]

I knew it was asking for trouble using the same pipe thread as the plumbers! [Linked Image] [Linked Image]


#106105 07/20/05 12:48 PM
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Posts: 811
"At least the plumber didn't plumb the safety relief pipe into one of the panelboard knockouts!"
Hey Moe! No wonder the water don't woik, these pipes have wires in them!

Ian A.

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#106106 07/20/05 01:30 PM
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Why, I auter.....! (PONK!) [Linked Image]

Wood work but can't!
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