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Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121561 07/25/05 09:29 PM
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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 10:09 PM
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alan bergold Offline
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 12:24 AM
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Trumpy Offline
Good Lord!!.
Now I have really have seen it all. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121564 07/26/05 09:09 AM
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BobH Offline
Impressive, now there's a man who thinks outside the box. [Linked Image]

Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121565 07/26/05 09:09 AM
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mamills Offline
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}

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Re: Wall Fish? Why Bother? #121566 07/26/05 10:17 AM
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Alan Nadon Offline
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 11:10 AM
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Alan Belson Offline
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 02:26 PM
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kale Offline
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 02:35 PM
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Dnkldorf Offline
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 03:40 PM
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DougW Offline
+1 for a former cable guy doing the install...

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