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How Could You Think This Up? #110307
03/21/06 11:08 PM
03/21/06 11:08 PM
electure  Offline
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,265
Fullerton, CA USA
Thanks to Jim M for sending these pictures of a fine panel job.

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What could they have been thinking? [Linked Image]

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Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110308
03/21/06 11:31 PM
03/21/06 11:31 PM
Rewired  Offline
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 558
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
You probably don't want to know what they were thinking!!! " homeowner how- to special"??
I have a question.. Out of that whole mess, on the left of the main breaker I see a split bolt connection of some sort that looks like it has seen some heat in the past... Is that...ER.... WAS that the neutral???


Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110309
03/22/06 12:13 AM
03/22/06 12:13 AM
CTwireman  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 840
Connecticut, USA
words escape me....

Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110310
03/22/06 12:24 AM
03/22/06 12:24 AM
Celtic  Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 361
They might have been thinking:
Who cares - it's FPE !!!

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Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110311
03/22/06 12:50 AM
03/22/06 12:50 AM
Elviscat  Offline
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 214
Seattle Washington USA
The lengths some people will go to do something wrong....

Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110312
03/22/06 12:32 PM
03/22/06 12:32 PM
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
I had no idea they even made bugs THAT big [Linked Image].

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Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110313
03/22/06 02:08 PM
03/22/06 02:08 PM
rad74ss  Offline
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 156
Pryor, OK USA
'Looks to me like them wires are pregnant' I thought in my best hillbilly accent.

Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110314
03/22/06 03:58 PM
03/22/06 03:58 PM
kale  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 174
I don't get WHY they did it. It looks like the conductors are long enough to reach the terminals anyway. Sure the romex is a mess, but that part is manageable, if typical.

Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110315
03/22/06 06:15 PM
03/22/06 06:15 PM
steve ancient apprentice  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 169
west springfield,mass
Im at a loss for words!

Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110316
03/22/06 06:44 PM
03/22/06 06:44 PM
circuit man  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 273
they were thinking since it's a FPE ,what do we have to lose!i've seen bad but this takes the cake i bet.are the service entrance conductors aluminum ?

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