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Pool Rewire by Homeowner #111240
10/02/06 08:04 AM
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From Michael Cash

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These pictures were taken when a homeowner called me and said her boyfriend rewired her pool equipment. She wanted me to come and take a look at it. I didn't know garden hose was an approved conduit to run wires through.



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Re: Pool Rewire by Homeowner #111241
10/02/06 11:11 AM
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Let's see, we've got water pipe, a garden hose, now all we need is water in this mess to fill it up. (At least I think it's water pipe.)

Ohh, there's wires in them pipes! [Linked Image]

Okay, I know we've seen garden hose as conduit before,but I can't find the thread. Water pipes/fittings and garden hoses, I guess he was a "Two wrongs make a right" kinda guy.

Ian A.


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Re: Pool Rewire by Homeowner #111242
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Ohh, there's wires in them pipes!


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Re: Pool Rewire by Homeowner #111243
10/02/06 12:13 PM
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I don't recognize that white 90 in the last photo. It looks like there are three holes in it along the vertical axis. What is it? Another custom part?

I have to say that it's a first for me to see garden hose used as conduit...but I'm a young punk....

RSlater,
RSmike

Re: Pool Rewire by Homeowner #111244
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That 90" fitting looks like something we had on our jacuzzi " bubbler" for the pool.. It was an air inlet of sorts... Could also be the spout off a chlorine jug too.
A.D

Re: Pool Rewire by Homeowner #111245
10/02/06 08:26 PM
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The holes in the white fitting are for heat dissipation.

Re: Pool Rewire by Homeowner #111246
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Now that is the reason I hate selling to homeowners. They won't spend the extra money on the proper fittings. I do have one question though. When did the weep hole for a panel become a wire entry?

Allen

Re: Pool Rewire by Homeowner #111247
10/03/06 07:00 AM
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Bob you took my line! LOL

Ian A.


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Re: Pool Rewire by Homeowner #111248
10/03/06 04:19 PM
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At least he provided some mechanical protection, I have seen worse.

He is certainly is not a tradesman.

It looks like that the green earth wire in the last picture doesn't continue in the grey pipe.


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Re: Pool Rewire by Homeowner #111249
10/05/06 02:02 PM
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that green wire might just be a really bad pull job. I think that it is just looped there. Regardless, this should just all be re-rewired to make it less awful.

The garden hose idea isn't that bad, however, provided that it is for low voltage and temporary use only. I have a fiber cable run inside a garden hose that I use for really long runs where twisted pair wouldn't work. I use it a lot for outdoor concerts if were streaming audio on the web. It is only for temporary stuff, though.

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