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Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel #161075 03/29/07 09:37 PM
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These pictures were taken by the mechanical inspector when they called him to turn on the gas.

The violations are multiple. The pump wiring is the classic
..."it works doesn't it ?"

The plumbing work doesn't get any awards either.

Alan-- Indiana.(Alan Nadon)


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Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: Admin] #161091 03/29/07 11:42 PM
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So where do you really start here? space violation in front of the panel?, the fact that you now can't put the front of the panel on?, open splices, strapping? Are you sure this even works? (using the term loosely)

Sure this job's ready for inspection! smirk

Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: Lostazhell] #161097 03/30/07 01:02 AM
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Unreal!
They seriously pay people to do this kind of rubbish?.
I have the benefit of being in a rather smaller city, if you tried that here as a electrician you would be laughed out of town after the fellas around town heard of it.

Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: Trumpy] #161107 03/30/07 06:22 AM
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in the first picutre, the hot water service has a notice regarding the unit being "winterised". What does this mean?

Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: 32VAC] #161113 03/30/07 06:57 AM
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For summer homes, people often winterize them by draining the plumbing including the water heater and pouring some antifreeze in the traps. That way, there is no water to freeze and burst the pipes in the winter months if the place is unheated. The warning reminds people to refill the heater tank before energizing it to keep the elements from burning out.

Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: n1ist] #161121 03/30/07 02:31 PM
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What are the yellow tubes? Is this a hot water heating system?


Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: BrianP] #161123 03/30/07 02:35 PM
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Umm, aren't the yellow tubes usually gas? Very nice to see them snaked along like that. <SARCASM>

NM can't be hung from the bottom of the joists (as is also done here) but gas lines can? No sense. No sense at all. Especially with what looks like that new(er) flexible tubing.

Ian A.


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Re: Water Heater -then -Pump in Front of Panel [Re: Theelectrikid] #161128 03/30/07 03:05 PM
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I'd lay odds the owner did this job by searching through a box of old fittings and picking up anything that had vaguely the right ends to get to the next joint. There's even a multi-point manifold in there. That yellow hose looks like garden hose pipe. There's even an automatic air-bleed pot!

Why do rational intelligent people create these death traps in their own homes. I can't see even the local handyman expecting to get paid for this mess, so it has to be a DYI job.


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