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Securely Supported ?? #179606
07/23/08 05:15 PM
07/23/08 05:15 PM
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Took these at an apartment complex. I think the tree was a shrub when it was built. They did use treated lumber for the temporary supports. Unfortunately they didn't use it for the back board. Not a question of if it will fail, but when.

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Re: Securely Supported ?? [Re: Admin] #179611
07/23/08 06:56 PM
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Did the siding fit close when it was installed? If so, then the wiring exiting the back of the enclosure is the support.

Larry C

Re: Securely Supported ?? [Re: LarryC] #179641
07/25/08 08:22 AM
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Oh boy! And I bet the owner is looking for a quick and cheap fix involving plumbers tape and some deck screws.

Re: Securely Supported ?? [Re: Zapped] #179644
07/25/08 01:13 PM
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The 'quick & cheap fix'? This situation would result in a violation notice, an unsafe structure posting, and a call to the utility for an immediate disconnect at the source of power. That results in a 'quick fix', albeit not cheap, but more economical then a possible fire or injury, or worse.


Last edited by HotLine1; 07/25/08 01:13 PM. Reason: spelling/grammar

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