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link to a very bad re-wire? #185412
03/13/09 08:36 PM
03/13/09 08:36 PM
sbi  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 47
Here is a link to a bad electrical job.

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I hoped I linked it right.
Thanks, Tom

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Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: sbi] #185413
03/13/09 08:42 PM
03/13/09 08:42 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,091
Brick, NJ USA
You did good with the link!

Nice mess.

I'll move this into the photos for discussion section.

Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: HotLine1] #185419
03/13/09 10:57 PM
03/13/09 10:57 PM
noderaser  Offline
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 404
Portland, Oregon, United State...
Reminds me of those Beirut telecom pictures that circulated a while back...

Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: noderaser] #185421
03/13/09 11:17 PM
03/13/09 11:17 PM
leland  Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA

Now those are Photos for discussion!!
thanks for sharing.

Any photos of work as an apprentice? When you had supervision. (Just kidding)

Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: sbi] #185427
03/14/09 12:11 AM
03/14/09 12:11 AM
Admin  Offline

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,547
Now That's a Bad wiring job!!

Looks a little familiar though.... unfortunately... I've seen a few with similar workmanship.

Hey, maybe the Guy was a Spaghetti maker?


Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: sbi] #185428
03/14/09 12:14 AM
03/14/09 12:14 AM
Lostazhell  Offline
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,431
Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
This hurts my eyes! cry Disconnect at pole, gut the rats nest of a house, and put a qualified electrician to work.

Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: Lostazhell] #185430
03/14/09 02:33 AM
03/14/09 02:33 AM
packrat56  Offline
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 76
MT, U.S.
NO WAY! Now that is down right ugly. I agree gut the place and get a qualified electricain.

I have a sense of adventure, I just keep it leashed with common sense.
Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: packrat56] #185434
03/14/09 05:07 AM
03/14/09 05:07 AM
frenchelectrican  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 939
Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
Here what I will say in my langunge.,,

C'est incroyable blink

{ It is increible }


Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: frenchelectrican] #185437
03/14/09 08:11 AM
03/14/09 08:11 AM
Texas_Ranger  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,451
Vienna, Austria
Let me put this into my language too... "Oida i POCKS net!"
(I don't get it... how on earth can you do something like that?!?)

I mean, the guy who did this pretty much made the room unusable for storage, so what was he thinking? (or perhaps drinking?). Heck, even temporary lighting jobs at my own place (which I'm not really proud of sometimes, but they're out of reach of unqualified personnel and rarely last longer than a week) look better than that! Besides, copper must've been real cheap when this was done wink

Re: link to a very bad re-wire? [Re: Texas_Ranger] #185441
03/14/09 12:11 PM
03/14/09 12:11 PM
mahlere  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 507
New Jersey
I would just like to point out that as bad as it looks, it works...remember that...

so while we take pride in what we do, and want it to be a work of art, fundamentally, it's the same product as that...

the key is to learn how to convey that a proper installation, at a proper price, is better for the customer than that...

but whatever you do, don't try to compete on price with the installer of this mess, while trying to install a work of art...

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