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#111426 - 12/01/06 09:10 PM Photo Cell Circus  
renosteinke  Offline
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A hotel called me for an unrelated problem- but I couldn't help but notice the new photo-cell that had installed. Let's take the run from the beginning....

First, they ran from the panel to a completely unnecessary box (left open). perhaps this was because thay had no other way to connect the PVC 90 to the EMT:


[Linked Image]


Then the pipe was run "Playtex style" (without visible support):


[Linked Image]


Yes, that IS a zip-tie holding it up:

[Linked Image]


Finally, the photocell:


[Linked Image]



[This message has been edited by renosteinke (edited 12-01-2006).]


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#111427 - 12/01/06 10:55 PM Re: Photo Cell Circus  
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wow. thats awful. Those offset EMT connectors seem to always get used incorrectly.


#111428 - 12/01/06 11:13 PM Re: Photo Cell Circus  
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By what that overhang and all of the electric looks like, call in the backhoe for improvements.

Ian A.


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

#111429 - 12/02/06 12:28 PM Re: Photo Cell Circus  
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Er... What is the photocell actually controlling? Just that in that box I see a red and a white, but no mention of a light or any load between the panel and the photocell, and do photocells need 3-wires ( hot, neutral and switched )?


Ian: Have a lil' flavour for destruction don't ya? [Linked Image] Don't worry I agree with you 110%

A.D


#111430 - 12/02/06 01:39 PM Re: Photo Cell Circus  
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Wires leave the back of the box that supports the photocell. It controls the lights in front of the doors (which open to the parking lot).


#111431 - 12/02/06 01:47 PM Re: Photo Cell Circus  
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Ian: Have a lil' flavour for destruction don't ya? [Linked Image]


That would be an understatement.

Ian A.


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

#111432 - 12/02/06 07:13 PM Re: Photo Cell Circus  
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an understatement


I will have to see if I can find some of the pictures of my "tools of destruction" from my high school days. I think just about every kid loves a good explosion now and then [Linked Image]


#111433 - 12/02/06 07:20 PM Re: Photo Cell Circus  
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Ian: Have a lil' flavour for destruction don't ya?

That would be an understatement.


That reminds me of a TV show some years ago in which the narrator was adding suitably sarcastic comments as we were treated to a tour of some "fixer upper" house (I think it was on how to translate real-estate jargon into plain English).

I always remember the line when we were shown some particularly poor aspect of the house:

"Nothing a spot of demolition wouldn't cure!"



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