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#208457 01/20/13 11:04 PM
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One of the inspectors in the county south of us came up with this beauty.

480v tap using an innovative method but at least he got the colors right.

(From Bryan Holland)

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Yup that is like a KupLTap.
The problem is they don't have one that taps a 600MCM with a #14 I guess.



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I guess you have some of the same geniuses down there as I have up here!!


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ive seen this on here before, it still makes me wonder how the hell you could do this without getting shocked or destroying a tool or 2...


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gfretwell #208481 01/21/13 10:08 PM
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How about this scene...
Load of this made up, ring terminal made up, screw in ring, and a screw gun.


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I suppose turning off the power first would be out of the question. wink


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Seems to be common practice... I've seen a very similar picture from Germany.

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Originally Posted by JoeKP
ive seen this on here before, it still makes me wonder how the hell you could do this without getting shocked or destroying a tool or 2...


I'm imagining a $2.99 orange store 4-in-1 screwdriver wrapped up in a roll of 99¢ tape. crazy


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gfretwell #208495 01/23/13 12:13 AM
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At first glance I'm thinking power theft. This wasn't a pf correcting capacitor for a huge motor was it?

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I think in the German case it was temporary site power straight from the pillar on the street.

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OK, theft of service....or sheer stupidity??


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Is there any chance these don't have UL or CSA approval?

gfretwell #211194 09/24/13 03:43 AM
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that's amazing ... not to mention the micro arcing going on within the strands they just derated, all it takes is a nick in the wire and the micro arc " hot spot " begins ...

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