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For Real #108257
05/10/04 06:36 AM
05/10/04 06:36 AM
electure  Offline
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We've always joked about using buttsplices.
The people that installed this conveyor did more than joke.
These were in a <20' run to a start-stop station...and yes, that green wire in the cord was used as a hot wire. [Linked Image]

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...S

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Re: For Real #108258
05/10/04 09:45 PM
05/10/04 09:45 PM
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Hey Boss! that leftover roll of wire made it there afterall! Oh, someone stole that black extension cord of yours too! [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Re: For Real #108259
05/12/04 07:06 AM
05/12/04 07:06 AM
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An added "danger bonus" to this installation was the totally ungrounded start-stop station that was at the end of that cord.

("Hey, Boss! I couldn't get 4 buttsplices into a 1/2" conduit, so I just connected the important ones")

As for me, I'm [Linked Image]...S

Re: For Real #108260
05/12/04 11:44 AM
05/12/04 11:44 AM
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Seeing emt, I thought they would've at least had a ground for this excuse for wiring with the conduit... Was there missing connectors or couplings?

-Randy

Re: For Real #108261
05/13/04 06:31 AM
05/13/04 06:31 AM
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I didn't get a picture of the start-stop, but it was mounted to a piece of wood. The control wiring had been extended with cord (no connectors) about 10 more feet beyond the end of the EMT, which was terminated in a 4-S Box.

Here's the starter end with its terminations.


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[This message has been edited by electure (edited 05-13-2004).]

Re: For Real #108262
05/13/04 05:12 PM
05/13/04 05:12 PM
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Also, check out how the crimp was made on the splices. It looks like it was made from a pair of champs or a non-insulated crimp tool. But then again, anyone that would do this would not consider using the proper tool.

Blessings. Mark

Re: For Real #108263
05/20/04 02:21 AM
05/20/04 02:21 AM
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Deja Vu! I just came across something so similar to this its eerie! Cleaning up the wiring hazards around a water reclamation system for a golf cart manufacturer! Buttsplices swimming in a bell box full of water!...

-Randy


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