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A Few Problems Here... #106751 02/10/05 07:28 PM
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Another picture for you guys

There are a few problems with this installation, eh?

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Re: A Few Problems Here... #106752 02/10/05 07:33 PM
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On another forum I frequent another members signature is this.

"I am absolutely amazed sometimes by how much thought goes into doing things wrong"

In my mind that fits this picture perfectly.


Bob Badger
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Re: A Few Problems Here... #106753 02/10/05 11:22 PM
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Is this a new form of a dimmer...where you just allow a small amount of electric to squeeze thru the conduit?

Re: A Few Problems Here... #106754 02/11/05 12:01 AM
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Over-The-Knee-Bend (Extra short radius)

Couldn't get enough sweep to enter the box... Just use the KO in the cover, with this handy do-dad. Its the type of thinking that makes your eyes cross.


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Re: A Few Problems Here... #106755 02/11/05 12:48 PM
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Looks like somebody decided it was far too much trouble to break into the conduit and do the job properly, and this was the quickest way to get the light operational.

The job wasn't started at 4 p.m. on a Friday by any chance, was it? [Linked Image]

Re: A Few Problems Here... #106756 02/11/05 01:25 PM
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Well my understanding is that the light that was there before was just a lampholder and a bulb. (Just by looking around).

I'm betting this was done by a building "maintenance" person who had a spare flourescent fixture and bought some supplies at home depot (or similar). I seriously wonder if there's a peice of NM cable in the conduit...

Re: A Few Problems Here... #106757 02/11/05 01:53 PM
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I must not be as creative as I think I am because I never think of using flex connectors with EMT.

Apparently it is common.

Here is a 1/2" EMT to 1/2" flex change over or 'baldy' someone found a new use for to change from 3/4" EMT to 1/2" EMT in the middle of the run.

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From this post;

https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000597.html

Bob


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