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

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Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: Admin] #176243
03/27/08 06:22 AM
03/27/08 06:22 AM
IanR  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 328
Palm Bay FL USA
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
03/27/08 03:23 PM
EV607797  Offline
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 745
Fredericksburg, VA, USA
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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Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: EV607797] #176256
03/27/08 03:31 PM
03/27/08 03:31 PM
LarryC  Offline
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 783
Winchester, NH, US
The second picture is strictly temporary. After 90 days it is "of course" removed. smile

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Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: LarryC] #176260
03/27/08 04:15 PM
03/27/08 04:15 PM
andyenglish  Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 19
The yellow extension cord in the first picture was obviously installed by a sailor. A power boater would never use a knot like that...



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Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: andyenglish] #176267
03/27/08 09:31 PM
03/27/08 09:31 PM
junkcollector  Offline
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 36
Central MN
I like the plug installed on the armored cable in the first pic.[Linked Image]

Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: junkcollector] #176272
03/27/08 10:06 PM
03/27/08 10:06 PM
Theelectrikid  Offline
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 810
Levittown, PA
Originally Posted by junkcollector
I like the plug installed on the armored cable in the first pic.[Linked Image]

Sharp eyes!

Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
Re: Outdoor Install in Quebec City, Canada [Re: Theelectrikid] #180078
08/12/08 11:08 AM
08/12/08 11:08 AM
packrat56  Offline
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Posts: 76
MT, U.S.
A plug installed with armored cable, never seen that before.

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