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Piping Horror #111400 11/30/06 11:43 AM
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renosteinke Offline OP
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Perhaps you have found yourself thinking:

"Well, it's in pipe ... at least it's not Romex ... look like somebody wasn't a complete incompetent ..."

In that case, this pic will challenge you beliefs

[Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by renosteinke (edited 11-30-2006).]

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Re: Piping Horror #111401 11/30/06 01:51 PM
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steve ancient apprentice Offline
iM going to be a brat here. Guess the install was done and completed before they invented covers for the boxes. Not to mention the other things that are wrong.

Re: Piping Horror #111402 11/30/06 07:45 PM
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ShockMe77 Offline
That install is a violation of article 358.26. There is more than 360ยบ of bends in one conduit run. And no cover on the splice box, as Steve pointed out, is also a violation.

Re: Piping Horror #111403 11/30/06 11:07 PM
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Tesla Offline
Am I blind, or is some of that Sealtite?

The distant raceway sure looks like Sealtite cranked onto a coupling....

But, I'm so blind... the picture is so fuzzy...

John, please fill in the blanks.

Re: Piping Horror #111404 11/30/06 11:34 PM
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renosteinke Offline OP
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No, that's all EMT. It has been apinted / coated with plaster any number of times. You WILL be seeing more pics from this place .... didn't want to shock you too badly [Linked Image]

Re: Piping Horror #111405 12/01/06 12:35 PM
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mamills Offline
Aw, you know how much we enjoy the "shock factor" [Linked Image].

Is this outdoors? It looks kinda like two separate buildings butted up to each other.

Mike (mamills)

Re: Piping Horror #111406 12/01/06 07:41 PM
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renosteinke Offline OP
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Two separate buildings, connected only by the roof you see below the open box.

Re: Piping Horror #111407 12/02/06 12:31 PM
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Jim M Offline
This was clearly a pipe bending exercise for someone that normally installs cables. Since 90s are easier to bend for a new person than offsets that would explain why they didn't use a horizontal offset to get between the 2 buildings.

Re: Piping Horror #111408 12/02/06 08:16 PM
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renosteinke Offline OP
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Jim, you may be right ... but, looking at the bends, it's clear they need more prctice.

Re: Piping Horror #111409 12/03/06 06:23 PM
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Trumpy Offline
What does that EMT with the boxes on it supply?.
Seems like a LOT of wires in there!.

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