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SCARY Hotwire! #107408 09/01/02 12:44 AM
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Re-wiring a house that was occupied by a fella that had no worries about death from electrocution.

He was stealing power apparently and the power company made several trips to disconnect the power. The neighbors report that he would climb the pole and reconnect the wires by the street!
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The pictures show one of his tricks to bypass the meter can. He used these plumbing taps and 14 gauge wires to "connect to aluminum wires that ran out to a shed. One of the clamps had disintegrated and burnt into the insulation.

He may have been trying to power the house by backfeeding the shed's circuit into the main service panel. I am not sure what he was up to in some places.

Nice work huh?

Love the forum.
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Re: SCARY Hotwire! #107409 09/01/02 10:50 AM
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[Linked Image] this guy compares with the 2 working on the sign in the pool.guess he doesn't realize just what can happen if does the wrong thing!joule, have they caught this guy & put him in jail before he kills him self or someone else?

Re: SCARY Hotwire! #107410 09/01/02 11:51 AM
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I guess the installer learned from that DIY site. He installed the valves to make sure the electric didn't seep out.

"...You need to be real careful with those old wires. if you don't get them wires sealed off properly you might get electric seeping out of them...."


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Re: SCARY Hotwire! #107411 09/01/02 02:24 PM
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Oooo, I like it! I've got some old saddle valves, too. [Linked Image]


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Re: SCARY Hotwire! #107412 09/03/02 05:19 PM
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The police were apparently envolved with this guy a lot, but Its been 2 years since anyone lived there. Stories can get mottled over that much time. I can see layers of the work he did and the fine work done by others. I've been ripping out all sorts of "leaky" wires out of this place.

Re: SCARY Hotwire! #107413 09/03/02 08:06 PM
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Does this guy work for Dr. Kavorkian? (Is this how you spell his name? [Linked Image]

Re: SCARY Hotwire! #107414 09/04/02 02:09 AM
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Welcome to ECN!!,
Great spotting there,
Some people should never be allowed to
have a power supply.

Re: SCARY Hotwire! #107415 09/04/02 11:02 AM
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JouleE:
Welcome to ECN; nice find!
Where is/was this located.
Not the specific address, but the town & state
HotLine1
John


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Re: SCARY Hotwire! #107416 09/05/02 12:30 AM
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Wyandotte County, Kansas. (Kansas City area)
Yeahhawww. Lots of old neglected homes in the area. Some neihborhoods are like that. Very poor and very uneducated people make for creative solutions.

Re: SCARY Hotwire! #107417 09/17/02 08:26 PM
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So that's what the "tap rules" are all about!

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