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House of Horrors ... Part 1 & 2 #111660
01/17/07 06:54 PM
01/17/07 06:54 PM
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I was sent to a house to troubleshoot-(3) receptacles in one room. (1) receptacle in another, a tripping circuit, and 2 switches. Let the nightmare begin. After TWO days, let me share just some of the things I found, in no particular order. 1st picture is a standard fan box. 5 of these were under the porch. 4 had fans installed (non-damp location rated) I removed one to check for power and I found it hung from 2-1”tek screws put into the 8-32 ears EVEN THOUGH the box is clearly stamped to use the 10-24 studs for fan installation. 2nd picture is one of the 3 j-boxes I found under the soffit. 3rd picture is a j-box I found in the ceiling.

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Re: House of Horrors ... Part 1 & 2 #111661
01/17/07 06:56 PM
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More of the basement. Under the steps I found 2 wires rolled up, no tape, no wirenuts, no box, BOTH HOT! (The nailon w/blank is a temp j-box for them) Above this is a plethora of cut wires. At least these are not hot. Then we have a receptacle buried under the paneling. It was easy to find-someone marked it in pencil “outlet”. Next we have an empty nailon behind paneling. It wasn’t empty when I found it! It had (1) 14-2 and (1) 14-3 entering from what I think was a 3way at one time. (This is over one of 3 doors to the exterior, the 14-3 goes to a 4way, then 2 a 3way at the other doors) Exiting this box was (2) 14-2 and…. A single 14 ga. Wire! Going to the new switch location. Are we having fun yet?

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Re: House of Horrors ... Part 1 & 2 #111662
01/17/07 10:35 PM
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Did someone get a beaver to chew that hole out for the receptacle in the 2nd last pic?
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Re: House of Horrors ... Part 1 & 2 #111663
01/23/07 01:05 PM
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Did someone get a beaver to chew that hole out for the receptacle in the 2nd last pic?
Boy that's rough!

I would venture a guess and say a hammer claw did that.

Re: House of Horrors ... Part 1 & 2 #111664
01/23/07 06:24 PM
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Whats with all those nipped off romex cables in the 5'th pic down?? Any of em live? What a mess this is but i have seen similar in some of these rental properties we look after. Similar if not worse!

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