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Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets! #104340
02/04/03 06:51 PM
02/04/03 06:51 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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This is NOT OK and this is common along the streets of LA and in many other areas around the country!



[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 02-05-2003).]


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Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets! #104341
02/05/03 07:09 AM
02/05/03 07:09 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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I know, it may be lack of maintenance, or no budget to fix these problems, but what if someone makes contact with these open exposed live wire?


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Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets! #104342
02/05/03 04:43 PM
02/05/03 04:43 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Found this today!!!

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Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets! #104343
02/05/03 08:36 PM
02/05/03 08:36 PM
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KurtR  Offline
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Is that what I think it is in that last photo? A box with two duplex receptacles, with the bottom half in a puddle of muddy water? Surely that can't still be live, can it? Seems like a shock hazard, for sure.

-Kurt

Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets! #104344
02/06/03 07:14 AM
02/06/03 07:14 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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KurtR

I didn't check to see if it was alive. It may become alive when the street lights come on.

I'll begin to carry my wiggy when on a "photo shoot"so I can find out if stuff like this is hot. The box is in a tree well in the mud!

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 02-06-2003).]


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Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets! #104345
02/06/03 06:18 PM
02/06/03 06:18 PM
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wa2ise  Offline
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Oradell NJ USA
Does the code require more support clamps
for conduit in places likely to be abused?
(Reffering to pix at the top of thus thread,
the broken conduit).
A few more supports wouldn't have cost that
much more.

Are there the max amount of wires in the
conduit on the right (above the yellow
paint area)?

Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets! #104346
02/06/03 06:56 PM
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ga.sparky56  Offline
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Joe,how far did you have to walk to discover these goodies?

Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets! #104347
02/06/03 09:49 PM
02/06/03 09:49 PM
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Joe:
Instead of the Wiggy, why don't you carry a "non-contact" type tester. Ie: "Fluke" Volt Alert; 90-600 volts, and the size of a heavy pen. It's a little easier to carry!.
John


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Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets! #104348
02/06/03 11:41 PM
02/06/03 11:41 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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I walked about 3-4 blocks from my hotel to 7th, 8th and 9th streets off of Grand Avenue.


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Re: Exposed Live Wires on LA City Streets! #104349
02/06/03 11:42 PM
02/06/03 11:42 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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I'll check the Fluke out when I get home next week.

Bill: Do you stock this tester?


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