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Brooks Box Planter #109398
10/16/05 04:09 PM
10/16/05 04:09 PM
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During a recent remodel of a high-end gated community clubhouse we ran across this beauty. It's a Brooks box that feeds the parking/site lighting. Not only is it being used as a "planter", a piece of extension cord, and romex were tapped in the box. The romex led to a receptacle, without box, lying behind the bushes.... and no, we couldn't find the cover to the brooks box.

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Re: Brooks Box Planter #109399
10/16/05 05:56 PM
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Must've been one of those memo's to the maintenance team exclaiming "the board will be driving through here tonight, do whatever to get the xmas lights in the shrubs and trees working...."

was this located near any walkways? if so there were likely a few puddles that'd give you a strange tingling feeling when you walk by [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Re: Brooks Box Planter #109400
10/16/05 11:20 PM
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What's the problem. At least they pained it red didn't they? They should get a few points for that.

Re: Brooks Box Planter #109401
10/17/05 01:07 AM
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Everything worked until you showed up.

Picky, picky, picky...

Next spring no one will know the differnce.


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Re: Brooks Box Planter #109402
10/17/05 10:19 AM
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Silly me. I only have a water meter in the bottom of the Brooks Box outside my house. [Linked Image]

At our local little league ballpark, there is such a box installed a few feet away from the pitcher's mound, for the purpose of plugging in an electric pitching machine. The bad thing about it is that the box (and the connector within) are almost always filled with water and mud. No way on earth I would even think of using that thing. [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)


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