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Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada #176232 03/26/08 07:35 PM
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Hello!

Here are 2 photos of outdoor electrical setups in Quebec City, Canada. I am on vacation here and spotted these 2 horrible installations. I thought you guys might get a kick out of them.

Best regards,
William Boucher

[Linked Image from electrical-photos.com]

[Linked Image from electrical-photos.com]

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Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: Admin] #176243 03/27/08 06:22 AM
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in the last pic; At least they mounted the power strip face down, so the water will drain out of it :p

Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: IanR] #176255 03/27/08 03:23 PM
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That looks like what you also see at any typical campground in the US. To refer to their work as a "Handyman special" would actually be a compliment.

I've always wondered how this stuff goes on, I mean there must be fire marshals or electrical inspectors who visit these places even as regular citizens. Even in their off-time, you would think that they would follow up when they got back to work. I understand that inspectors don't have the same enforcement authority as police officers, but come on. Even a novice can tell that this stuff is a major hazard.

Thank goodness that they don't sell rocket propellant at home centers. YET.


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The second picture is strictly temporary. After 90 days it is "of course" removed. smile

Larry C

Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: LarryC] #176260 03/27/08 04:15 PM
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The yellow extension cord in the first picture was obviously installed by a sailor. A power boater would never use a knot like that...

Cheers,

Andy


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Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: andyenglish] #176267 03/27/08 09:31 PM
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I like the plug installed on the armored cable in the first pic.[Linked Image from diychatroom.com]

Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: junkcollector] #176272 03/27/08 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by junkcollector
I like the plug installed on the armored cable in the first pic.[Linked Image from diychatroom.com]


Sharp eyes!


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Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: Theelectrikid] #180078 08/12/08 11:08 AM
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A plug installed with armored cable, never seen that before.


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