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Wooden Junction Box #119019 11/22/04 09:24 PM
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This "junction" box was in an attic of a house that I recently did a service change on. The oven wire, aluminum, was cut and tied to each side of the lugs. There were two 12-2 wires each pulling 110v off of the splice. There was also three #8 THHN wires tapped in carrying 220v to a barn. No doubt in my mind that this was not an electrician that did this "work".

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Re: Wooden Junction Box #119020 11/22/04 10:22 PM
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WOW! It's as if it were described to someone over the telephone.... "So all the wires come into a box ya see..." The person thinks to themselves... 'A box?' "How do them wires get in there?" - "Well ya pop a hole in the side...."


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Re: Wooden Junction Box #119021 11/23/04 12:21 AM
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Wow! Somebody went to a lot of effort to do the job wrong! (Where's that "scratching head" smilely when you need it?)

Re: Wooden Junction Box #119022 11/23/04 09:11 AM
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I'm impressed by the use of the white jumper wire to identify the neutral. [Linked Image]

Question: How DO you clamp a cable to a wooden box anyway? [Linked Image]

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Re: Wooden Junction Box #119023 11/23/04 06:37 PM
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No connectors or staples to secure cables? How the wires even stayed their.

Re: Wooden Junction Box #119024 11/23/04 07:12 PM
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You'd almost think that them terminals had been stolen out of a motor. [Linked Image]

Re: Wooden Junction Box #119025 11/23/04 08:46 PM
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Hey, it's a lot more substantial than some of the "code compliant" and UL listed plastic boxes I've seen pass inspections [Linked Image]

Re: Wooden Junction Box #119026 11/26/04 01:26 PM
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This is what you get when carpenters do electrical work.

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Re: Wooden Junction Box #119027 11/27/04 08:49 PM
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You'd almost think that them terminals had been stolen out of a motor.
Actually, it looks like he used parts from an old telephone wiring block.

James

Re: Wooden Junction Box #119028 11/28/04 02:39 AM
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I was thinking those blocks were from an older electric range, dryer, or simular kitchen appliance. If memory serves me right they are bussed internal to the bakelite mounting, and the jumpers are superfluous. (extra... sorry for the $5 word) Reguardless, the whole instalation is a bogus animation, and an un-realistic counterfeit. Sh*%, it's just Da*$ funny! [Linked Image]


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