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#114695 08/02/03 09:28 AM
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A representative for a local native american indian reservation asked me to install a new trailer in a park.....I went out to look at the distribution to find a 200 amp disconnect feeding 6 trailers with 100 amp disconnects (ALL 3 wire) and meters installed UNDER the tap boxes ( a foot off the ground) Now here in minnesota we get three feet of snow a meter was gone and in its place was #10 shoved into the slots....A small child was playing in the back yard..THIS HAD PASSED AN INSPECTION at one time. I moved two jobs and replaced everything.

#114696 10/01/03 05:32 PM
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Is that a self-tapping sheet metal screw holding the ground lug but sticking out of the side of the box?

#114697 10/01/03 06:19 PM
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Good catch! Now that you mention it, the paint isn't stripped either

Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
#114698 10/04/03 07:35 AM
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I thought this was one of my pictures for a minute! I see this stuff all the time.

If the client refuses to perform the necessary work to make this installation safe, I would be compelled to report him to the city inspector. I probably would not make any friends, but I would be content to save a life (or lives) instead.

We see this alot in our line of work, and it becomes almost comical after we callous up to it...but it isn't funny at all. People DO die, and all too often, from this type of neglect, and it's usually an innocent - not the cheapo who is responsible for it.

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