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How Could You Think This Up? #110307
03/21/06 10:08 PM
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Thanks to Jim M for sending these pictures of a fine panel job.


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Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110308
03/21/06 10:31 PM
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You probably don't want to know what they were thinking!!! " homeowner how- to special"??
I have a question.. Out of that whole mess, on the left of the main breaker I see a split bolt connection of some sort that looks like it has seen some heat in the past... Is that...ER.... WAS that the neutral???

A.D

Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110309
03/21/06 11:13 PM
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words escape me....


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03/21/06 11:24 PM
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They might have been thinking:
Who cares - it's FPE !!!


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Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110311
03/21/06 11:50 PM
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The lengths some people will go to do something wrong....

Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110312
03/22/06 11:32 AM
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I had no idea they even made bugs THAT big [Linked Image].

Mike (mamills)

Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110313
03/22/06 01:08 PM
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rad74ss  Offline
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'Looks to me like them wires are pregnant' I thought in my best hillbilly accent.

Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110314
03/22/06 02:58 PM
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kale  Offline
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I don't get WHY they did it. It looks like the conductors are long enough to reach the terminals anyway. Sure the romex is a mess, but that part is manageable, if typical.

Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110315
03/22/06 05:15 PM
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Im at a loss for words!

Re: How Could You Think This Up? #110316
03/22/06 05:44 PM
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circuit man  Offline
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saluda,s.c.
they were thinking since it's a FPE ,what do we have to lose!i've seen bad but this takes the cake i bet.are the service entrance conductors aluminum ?

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