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How would you explain "What's Wrong here?" #105049
04/10/04 03:31 PM
04/10/04 03:31 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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This setup was installed by the owner of a paint store. Do I have to explain what I found wrong here, or does an electrician need to be spoon fed here?

Comments? Outside pull box in alleyway!


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Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?" #105050
04/10/04 03:50 PM
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Lostazhell  Offline
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86 the lockring...

Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?" #105051
04/10/04 08:07 PM
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DougW  Offline
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No duct tape!

Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?" #105052
04/11/04 01:11 AM
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a rigid compression connector with a stick of emt

Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?" #105053
04/11/04 01:30 AM
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a rigid compression connector.

Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?" #105054
04/11/04 06:21 AM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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It looks like two connectors are being used because the pipe was a little too short. Measure twice cut once.

Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?" #105055
04/11/04 05:20 PM
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SvenNYC  Offline
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Thought lock-rings are only supposed to be used to secure the connector to the inside of the panel or enclosure.

Not to mention with that setup you're likely to get water leaking into that coupling.

Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?" #105056
04/11/04 05:42 PM
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Ryan_J  Offline
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Is that a Meyer's hub on the bottom? I can't quite tell.


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Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?" #105057
04/11/04 06:03 PM
04/11/04 06:03 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Meyer's Hub it is, and the wiring method is RMC not EMT.


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Re: How would you explain "What's Wrong here?" #105058
04/11/04 10:08 PM
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crash  Offline
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There are two possibilities here. Either someone used a liquid tight flex connector on rigid conduit because they were too lazy to thread the conduit, or I need a spoon.

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