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#111051 - 08/29/06 10:28 PM New and Improved "Widow Maker"  
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found this contraption hanging out of a breaker panel in an older home.

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#111052 - 08/29/06 10:48 PM Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker"  
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AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! [Linked Image] [Linked Image]
How dumb can some people be!?

Ian A.


Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

#111053 - 08/29/06 11:21 PM Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker"  
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At least they tried to put a cover plate on this mess. Although, just think, 15 amps on each outlet and its fine. [Linked Image]


#111054 - 08/30/06 12:19 AM Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker"  
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That an FPE "no trip" breaker? Then the number on the handle wouldn't mean much....


#111055 - 08/30/06 01:32 AM Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker"  
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.....I won't even bother to ask what this person thought hacking this up [Linked Image]


Cliff

#111056 - 08/30/06 07:54 AM Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker"  
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No comment at all


#111057 - 08/30/06 02:28 PM Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker"  
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I didn't know what to think when I found it either. Don't you just love the charred 12 AWG neutral and the gound wraped around the NM. Oh and the 30 amp breaker


Thanks.

#111058 - 08/30/06 10:12 PM Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker"  
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the ground wrapped around it? I didn't see this at first. The person who hacked this was probably counting on the chassis ground. [Linked Image]


#111059 - 08/30/06 11:29 PM Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker"  
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hey give the guy credit. at least he used a breaker to begin with [Linked Image]


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#111060 - 08/31/06 09:55 AM Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker"  
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I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the wires were connected to the wrong terminals on that plug also. Looks like a complete failure from one end to the other.

This "creation" was just hanging out of an FPE panel, hooked up, with no cover in place? Hmmm, I wonder what was holding the rest of the breakers in place...?

Mike (mamills)


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