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#110307 - 03/21/06 11:08 PM How Could You Think This Up?  
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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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#110308 - 03/21/06 11:31 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?  
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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???

A.D


#110309 - 03/22/06 12:13 AM Re: How Could You Think This Up?  
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words escape me....


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


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#110311 - 03/22/06 12:50 AM Re: How Could You Think This Up?  
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The lengths some people will go to do something wrong....


#110312 - 03/22/06 12:32 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?  
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I had no idea they even made bugs THAT big [Linked Image].

Mike (mamills)


#110313 - 03/22/06 02:08 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?  
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'Looks to me like them wires are pregnant' I thought in my best hillbilly accent.


#110314 - 03/22/06 03:58 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?  
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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.


#110315 - 03/22/06 06:15 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?  
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Im at a loss for words!


#110316 - 03/22/06 06:44 PM Re: How Could You Think This Up?  
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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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