I thought you might be interested in these photos for your website. I took them last Saturday with the homeowners camera while tracing out an open circuit. I found the problem in a 1900 box in the attic. Of coarse that was the last place I looked! The home owners brother cut into a wire in the attic to pick up a feed for the paddle fan that he installed in the next room. The paddle fan was installed 3 years ago. Look how nicely he installed the receiver!
Hi there Greg, There are some people that should never be allowed near wiring, I think this guy may be one of them. The connections in that box in the first pic look rather dodgy. Does this fan unit have some sort of a wireless remote on it?.
#109521 - 10/30/0509:52 PMRe: Poor Fan Installation
Commenting on the first pic: Looks like a guy who's "really good at hooking up speaker wire" (notice the very small seperation in each NM). Also, "The neutral carries no current; no need for a wire nut!" And finally; cable not secured within 8 in of the box.
Extra points for using cable clamps and a box of sufficient size??
#109527 - 11/07/0503:57 AMRe: Poor Fan Installation