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Scary Gym Wiring #110061
01/20/06 05:11 PM
01/20/06 05:11 PM
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Here are some pics I took of all the scary wiring in a gym I am working in. I installed a card lock system for the front door.

I also found some knob and tube wiring in the basement which he gave to me. Enjoy the pics everyone.

Wizzie Electric
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Re: Scary Gym Wiring #110062
01/20/06 05:12 PM
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Re: Scary Gym Wiring #110063
01/20/06 05:22 PM
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Love all the open wiring and coverless boxes right in public reach at the entrance!! (Pics 4 & 5)

Please tell me that the submitter didn't install that transformer....

Maybe instead of a card reader, he should've put in a fire alarm!! [Linked Image]


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Re: Scary Gym Wiring #110064
01/20/06 05:32 PM
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This is the biggest bunch of DIY electrical work I've seen in awhile. Maybe you should explain that there's a reason why you (as one who does electrical work) don't operate a gym, and gym owners shouldn't do electrical work.

I've seen old meters a few times before, but this is interesting - having the meter leads in free air down to a conduit body with a special lid.


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Re: Scary Gym Wiring #110065
01/20/06 09:29 PM
01/20/06 09:29 PM
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Is any of that K&T still in use?


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Re: Scary Gym Wiring #110066
01/20/06 11:49 PM
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This is in Canada is it not?? the bottles of " Unival" gas line antifreeze and the FPE panel cover kinda suggest "canadian issue" [Linked Image] ( That and the meter being C.G.E)

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Re: Scary Gym Wiring #110067
01/21/06 04:32 AM
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And still, people wonder how electrical fires start...

Re: Scary Gym Wiring #110068
01/21/06 11:25 AM
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-No I didn't install the transformer.
-no the K&T isn't in use any more.
-Yes its in canada.

In pic 11 the silver wire coming from the box has a metal sheathing. weird stuff.

ps. most of the wiring was like this when the owner bought the place. it used to be a furniture store.


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Re: Scary Gym Wiring #110069
01/21/06 01:21 PM
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almost forgot to ask, were the knobs & cut off fixture naturally brown? or is that something else?


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Re: Scary Gym Wiring #110070
01/21/06 06:18 PM
01/21/06 06:18 PM
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The brown color seems to suggest a previous fire in this area - not a real big surprise [Linked Image].

I have seen only one or two of those "A" meters with wiring feeding into a unilet fitting like this. Mostly, they are installed with the terminal area protruding into the top of a service switch of some type.

I'm guessing that the device to the right is a fused main disco with one of those old "rotor" contact disks. This old service really doesn't look too bad (for its age)- its all the ugly stuff that's been cobbled onto it over the years that's disturbing.

Are you doing any more work for them (I hope), other than the card reader?

Mike (mamills)

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