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Brazilian residential wiring #184353 02/08/09 12:21 PM
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This video from a Brazilian utility has some good shots of residential inside wiring. The video is promoting the company's rewiring and energy-efficiency progam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyTgCE9L7o8

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Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: Albert] #184354 02/08/09 12:30 PM
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Thanks Albert!
Hard hats, safety glasses and a lady 'hugging' her refrigerator! Nice



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Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: HotLine1] #184654 02/17/09 01:49 AM
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The refrigerators do not have handles. Is that common in Brazil?

Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: pdh] #184664 02/17/09 09:06 AM
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Does the video show the original wiring they're replacing or their new work?

Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: Texas_Ranger] #184669 02/17/09 01:42 PM
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There are some pictures of nasty wiring. I assume that's the original.

Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: pdh] #184706 02/18/09 09:17 PM
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I sure hope so... but I wanted to ask politely, didn't want to offend anyone wink

The single conduit wires stapled to the wall definitely wouldn't fly here...

Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: Texas_Ranger] #184715 02/19/09 01:04 AM
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Yes (as best I can tell) the single wires with the plastic staples are the new work; everything else is what they replaced.

I've never been to Brazil and don't have any first-hand information, but I know an engineer in Sao Paulo; I'll ask him what codes they follow.

Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: pdh] #184717 02/19/09 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by pdh
The refrigerators do not have handles. Is that common in Brazil?


Good question! I don't know the answer, but just from browsing through this site (http://www.geladeiras.net/), it seems to depend on the brand. Brastemp (which I think is Brazilian), Consul (also Brazilian?) and GE don't have handles, but other international brands (Samsung, Bosch, LG, etc.) do.

Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: Albert] #184720 02/19/09 04:15 AM
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My Hotpoint doesn't have handles...

Re: Brazilian residential wiring [Re: noderaser] #185113 03/03/09 12:23 PM
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Wow, they're pretty rough installations. I can appreciate they're trying to keep them low budget, but even so, they seem a bit too relaxed about standards!


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