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#109876 - 12/30/05 12:40 AM Auto Shop Stuff from Randy  
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SI,New Zealand
Pictures bought to you by Randy {LostazHell}:

These are from an auto body shop that wanted an air compressor hooked up...

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#109877 - 12/30/05 12:43 AM Re: Auto Shop Stuff from Randy  
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But wait, there's more

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#109878 - 12/30/05 07:55 AM Re: Auto Shop Stuff from Randy  
mahlere  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 507
New Jersey
i particularly enjoyed the emt into the handybox in the last picture. that was definately unique.

the rest, unfortunately, are very common around here in small business (especially auto shops or any business where there is anyone remotely mechanically inclined on site- a little knowledge is a dangerous thing)

#109879 - 12/30/05 07:58 AM Re: Auto Shop Stuff from Randy  
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Posts: 31
Gasp!... Thats one of deals where you're glad it didn't blow up when you opened the door. Regarding pics 2 and 3 - Looks like 12 gauge feeding 4 ?! Pic 3 - Were those wires routed like that when you opened the door or did you move them for the photo? -- Hard to believe...

#109880 - 12/30/05 05:53 PM Re: Auto Shop Stuff from Randy  
ShockMe77  Offline
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Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
How is it that 2/3 of that mess is even working without the fuses installed?

Let me guess, the owner of the business decided that fixing this "mess" wasn't a priority, right?

It works just fine, no big deal... (roll eyes in disguist)

#109881 - 12/30/05 07:17 PM Re: Auto Shop Stuff from Randy  
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i don't see anyting wrong. well except for that part over there...u know that part that comes after the meter outside and runs throughout the building.

#109882 - 12/30/05 07:44 PM Re: Auto Shop Stuff from Randy  
renosteinke  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
I think this "sparks-a-lot" sparky has a twin brother....working in Reno! I am currently doing some work in a transmission shop, replacing some very similar stuff!

#109883 - 12/30/05 08:15 PM Re: Auto Shop Stuff from Randy  
electure  Offline

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,262
Fullerton, CA USA
For some reasons, many auto mechanics think that because they can replace a tailight, that they are qualified to work on the shop's wiring.
I find them constantly wanting to tell me their tales of prowess in wiring, even while I'm shaking my head in disgust repairing their work.
.........Let's see, the black is ground, right?

#109884 - 12/30/05 10:27 PM Re: Auto Shop Stuff from Randy  
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Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 349
Los Angeles, CA
New color code: Blue / Black / Red. Everybody think they can remember that?

There are 10 types of people. Those who know binary, and those who don't.

#109885 - 12/30/05 11:27 PM Re: Auto Shop Stuff from Randy  
Dave T  Offline
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 155
Waukesha, WI, USA
I about fell off of my chair when I saw that last picture, the picture with the orange cord. I would like to see what the box looks like inside, how the receptacle if feed and how the heck they got the receptacle to fit.
A great challenge as I see it.
But then at least they must have got the positive and negative wires correctly connected from the looks of the other pictures.

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