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#108492 04/13/04 04:57 PM
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The building contractor was thrown off the fire restoration job, because they were using charred lumber to scab join studs instead of replacing them. The electrician must know a blind inspector. In the first picture extension cords were used in place of NM. Could be due to the increase in the price of NM lately. They did not use connectors in the boxes or worry about box fill.
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The second picture shows electrician left his aluminum ladder.
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third picture shows triplex held in the top plate by nail plate (not a nail protection plate, but the plate that joins the truss members with spikes on the wire side, wonder which truss is now missing it.) The triplex is taped with duct tape to resemble SE cable where it emerges from PVC conduit. It also runs the length of the house before entering the service
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Can you believe this was a professional? The competetion is tough around here, especially when the job does not require an inspection to have power restored. Many times their bid price will not cover my cost of materials.

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I know this is in the U.S., but it could easily pass for Mexico. This is tragic!!!!


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As soon as those entrance conductors short on that nail-plate, they're liable to burn that house to the ground. I don't know how folks sleep at night after installing this type of mess; must not have any conscience at all. [Linked Image]

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That is just unbelievable, a one armed, blind and drunk circus clown could do a better (and safer) job. [Linked Image]

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Well we are all in agreement here at least. [Linked Image]


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Watthead, you better not give us anymore info about this job, or someone is going to hunt this guy down!!! [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Have you done anything to correct the situation (hopefully!!!)?


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I have many more pictures of the extension cord replacing NM, but thought that one was too many. We will be ripping all this out and starting over, but right now still negotiating price with the insurance company. They have already paid once. I hope it was the lowest price they could find. I really hope they didn't get paid more than i will.

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The irony here is that it is a fire restoration. History sure to repeat itself.

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As if I didn't have enough headaches from trying to fix someone's rewire! [Linked Image] [Linked Image] I only found one extension cord penetrating a floor in the rewire I'm doing.. It was likely about 20 or so years old, so I'll mark that one down as a homeowner thing... The work in these pictures is appalling [Linked Image] !!! As Big John said :I don't know how folks sleep at night after installing this type of mess: I sure as hell wouldn't be able to if this was anything close to what I've installed!
This contractor could take some notes from this person.. https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000486.html

Watthead: Was the original fire cause electrical related?

-Randy

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OMFG.

I used to joke about "lamp cord in the walls" until I saw it as a means of wiring a flourescent sink light assembly.

At least that job was homeowner. The fact that this was a "pro" operation is beyond comprehension.

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