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How Hard Can Wiring Be? #110801
07/07/06 09:13 PM
07/07/06 09:13 PM
Admin  Offline
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These are pictures of a granny unit that our neighbor is building. The owner didn't want to pay our outrageous rates so the carpenters son decided that he would give it a try, after all how hard can it be? Below are some pictures of his handy work. They are going for close in inspection tomorrow. This is his final product!! Just wait until the owner sees my price to tear it all out and start over when it fails inspection. In the guys defense he did buy one of those "Wiring 1,2,3" books at the big box store.

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Re: How Hard Can Wiring Be? #110802
07/07/06 09:21 PM
07/07/06 09:21 PM
mahlere  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 507
New Jersey
"What could posibly go wrong?"

"That's the first thing that's ever gone wrong"

(Simpson fans will remember the episode.)

Re: How Hard Can Wiring Be? #110803
07/07/06 09:29 PM
07/07/06 09:29 PM
circuit man  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 273
ah heck it'll proably pass.the inspector is proably related to the guy! but really what a mess.i hate having to straighten someone elses mess out. maybe we can hire doofy,he'll get it right!sounds like a good episode for the twilight zone!

Re: How Hard Can Wiring Be? #110804
07/08/06 03:03 AM
07/08/06 03:03 AM
PEdoubleNIZZLE  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 176
McKeesport, PA, USA
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Re: How Hard Can Wiring Be? #110805
07/08/06 04:10 AM
07/08/06 04:10 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,260
SI,New Zealand
Good God!,
This might explain why we have an apprenticeship system in the Electrical trade.
Why the tyraps on the wires?, I'd hate to fault-find or replace any wires in this place after it had been lined.
Going by pic #2 there wasn't a lot of planning went into this job either.
I give it a -2 out of 10.

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 07-08-2006).]

Re: How Hard Can Wiring Be? #110806
07/08/06 06:08 AM
07/08/06 06:08 AM
electure  Offline

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,279
Fullerton, CA USA
The tyraps are there to make this an ultra-neat wiring job, and to provide radiant wall heating.
You've got to love the nail protectors on the stud. I'll bet there aren't any on the side where the holes are, under the shear panel.

Has Granny taken out a large life insurance policy lately?

Re: How Hard Can Wiring Be? #110807
07/08/06 10:27 AM
07/08/06 10:27 AM
HCE727  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 186
Delaware County, PA, USA
I do not know why you guy's can't get it through you heads. Black to black, white to white, what is so hard about that?

Re: How Hard Can Wiring Be? #110808
07/08/06 11:03 AM
07/08/06 11:03 AM
John Crighton  Offline
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 177
Southern California
i hate having to straighten someone elses mess out.

circuit man, I couldn't agree more. Nothing makes a job more annoying than when the materials have been butchered first. Guy must've thought those little tabs in the blue boxes were knockouts.

"No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should've sent a poet."

Re: How Hard Can Wiring Be? #110809
07/08/06 03:50 PM
07/08/06 03:50 PM
BigJohn  Offline
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 391
Boston, MA
What I'll never understand is how someone can do work like this and not even suspect they're going about it wrong.

For example, picture four where the connector plate is hanging off the exhaust fan? "This piece was attached before I started, but now that I'm done it will float uselessly in space." How does that not ring bells?


Re: How Hard Can Wiring Be? #110810
07/09/06 12:34 AM
07/09/06 12:34 AM
sstrick  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 6
Independence, MO USA
Too cheap to hire a professional, but wires the whole house with #12!

I just love the 6 cables for 3 switches. And the grounds twisted so tight that one more twist and they'll snap!

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