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GEC Termination Very Bad Here!! #104551
03/11/03 08:16 PM
03/11/03 08:16 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA
[Linked Image]

I found this in Orlando, Florida last year.

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Re: GEC Termination Very Bad Here!! #104552
03/11/03 08:49 PM
03/11/03 08:49 PM
WebSparky  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 138
Cleveland, Ohio
Hold on Joe!

I think you are mistaken.

I'm pretty sure that is a metel jacketed flexable lawn sprinkler line attached with a saddle valve to the water pipe. [Linked Image]


Re: GEC Termination Very Bad Here!! #104553
03/13/03 01:26 PM
03/13/03 01:26 PM
RSmike  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 134
Holland, MI USA
Is the GEC inside that armored cable or is it being used as the GEC? What's the intent of all this mess?

I don't believe photos like this. Who does this kind of stuff? Joe we all know these photos are staged in your backyard just to make us think. [Linked Image]

Saddle valve for a lawn sprinkler...LOL !!! WebSparky that's a good one.


Re: GEC Termination Very Bad Here!! #104554
03/13/03 02:07 PM
03/13/03 02:07 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA

No this was not staged, but for real behind a strip mall near Disney Land.

This was a GEC in armor that was run from another service or transformer on the same property?

When I go there again, and if I can find it again, I will update the picture because it is probably the same way, unless someone stole the entire run to take to the junkyard.


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Re: GEC Termination Very Bad Here!! #104555
03/13/03 02:47 PM
03/13/03 02:47 PM
SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
For a second there I thought that was on the same property as that outlet with the missing face you posted somewhere else!! [Linked Image]

Doesn't each separate building have to have its own separate ground rod as long as they're not electrically inter-connected?


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