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#121561 07/25/05 10:29 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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#121562 07/25/05 11:09 PM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 42
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 ....

#121563 07/26/05 01:24 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
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Good Lord!!.
Now I have really have seen it all. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

#121564 07/26/05 10:09 AM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 135
Impressive, now there's a man who thinks outside the box. [Linked Image]

#121565 07/26/05 10:09 AM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
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).]

#121566 07/26/05 11:17 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 399
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.
#121567 07/26/05 12:10 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
OH PLEASE PLEASE don't let this guy turn out to be an engineer, Lord!


Wood work but can't!
#121568 07/26/05 03:26 PM
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?

#121569 07/26/05 03:35 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,064
I bet this guy had a previous job as a cable tv installer.

Looks just like their work.


#121570 07/26/05 04:40 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
+1 for a former cable guy doing the install...

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