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Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121561
07/25/05 10:29 PM
07/25/05 10:29 PM
Admin  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,552
I found this "installation" at a recent jobsite that I was at. Two-family rental unit, recently rewired by the unit owner. He paid an electrician (not me!) to put in a new service and panel, and then did the rest of the work himself. He fed all new 12/2 NM to the OUTSIDE of the house, and then ran the wiring up to each respective room in the house, from the outside in! As you can see from one of the pictures, he was in the process of covering up his handywork with new vinyl siding.

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Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121562
07/25/05 11:09 PM
07/25/05 11:09 PM
alan bergold  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 42
east meadow ny
At the least they could of used uf wire .But WHY SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY. hope they are not planning to hide this VIOLATION with some siding ....

Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121563
07/26/05 01:24 AM
07/26/05 01:24 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,261
SI,New Zealand
Good Lord!!.
Now I have really have seen it all. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121564
07/26/05 10:09 AM
07/26/05 10:09 AM
BobH  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 135
Newfane, N.Y USA
Impressive, now there's a man who thinks outside the box. [Linked Image]

Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121565
07/26/05 10:09 AM
07/26/05 10:09 AM
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
What an elegant idea, running those NM's (homeruns, maybe...?) through the wall right next to the oil tank fill piping? I guess that's better than running them through the piping [Linked Image].

What do you do if you have to add more circuits in the future...put up more siding? [Linked Image]

I'm sure every EC likes to hear, " just install the service meter and panel, and I will take it from there (i.e., you're so $#%^$^ expensive, I can do this a lot cheaper) [Linked Image] It keeps the fire departments in business.

Mike (mamills)

{Just edited to remove multiple edits, Mike}

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 08-02-2005).]

Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121566
07/26/05 11:17 AM
07/26/05 11:17 AM
Alan Nadon  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 399
Elkhart, IN. USA
The change from aluminum siding to vinyl has saved many a fool from an early funeral.
A "good" inspector will wait until the jerk has almost all the siding up before red tagging it.
Alan --

If it was easy, anyone could do it.
Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121567
07/26/05 12:10 PM
07/26/05 12:10 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
OH PLEASE PLEASE don't let this guy turn out to be an engineer, Lord!


Wood work but can't!
Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121568
07/26/05 03:26 PM
07/26/05 03:26 PM
kale  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 174
This looks like the kind of work that the phone company does when adding an extension. Maybe the "installer" (outstaller?) is a phone company employee?

Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121569
07/26/05 03:35 PM
07/26/05 03:35 PM
Dnkldorf  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,064
nowhere usa
I bet this guy had a previous job as a cable tv installer.

Looks just like their work.


Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121570
07/26/05 04:40 PM
07/26/05 04:40 PM
DougW  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
+1 for a former cable guy doing the install...

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