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New and Improved "Widow Maker" #111051
08/29/06 09:28 PM
08/29/06 09:28 PM
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found this contraption hanging out of a breaker panel in an older home.

- dryden_burton
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Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker" #111052
08/29/06 09:48 PM
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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?
Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker" #111053
08/29/06 10:21 PM
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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]

Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker" #111054
08/29/06 11:19 PM
08/29/06 11:19 PM
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wa2ise  Offline
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That an FPE "no trip" breaker? Then the number on the handle wouldn't mean much....

Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker" #111055
08/30/06 12:32 AM
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Hemingray  Offline
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.....I won't even bother to ask what this person thought hacking this up [Linked Image]


Cliff
Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker" #111056
08/30/06 06:54 AM
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steve ancient apprentice  Offline
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No comment at all

Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker" #111057
08/30/06 01:28 PM
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Wizzie Electric  Offline
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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


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Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker" #111058
08/30/06 09:12 PM
08/30/06 09:12 PM
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napervillesoundtech  Offline
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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]

Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker" #111059
08/30/06 10:29 PM
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Hemingray  Offline
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hey give the guy credit. at least he used a breaker to begin with [Linked Image]


Cliff
Re: New and Improved "Widow Maker" #111060
08/31/06 08:55 AM
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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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