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#110772 - 06/22/06 06:27 AM My Husband Did This:  
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From Mark (e57):
Doing walk through with client, noted some things that caught my eye to add to scope.... Just to get an idea of what else, or how much I might find, I asked who did this.... It was the Husband, who did extensive work all over the house, most not as funny as this... (Terminals wrapped in celophane tape for safety) 3 days to correct it all, on top of original work.

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#110773 - 06/22/06 05:36 PM Re: My Husband Did This:  
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Los Angeles, CA
A little tough to find a plate for these, heh?

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#110774 - 06/22/06 07:09 PM Re: My Husband Did This:  
Dave T  Offline
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Waukesha, WI, USA
The way that he used the BX, or MC, is precious. Just punch out the knockouts and poke it through the hole. That'll work. Let's see now, how do we solve the EGC problem? What EGC? Oh what the heck, is that important?

#110775 - 06/22/06 09:04 PM Re: My Husband Did This:  
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Thats MC with the grounds cut off at the sheath, fortunatly the EMT is ground here, but not for the outlets and lighting fed from it....

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#110776 - 06/23/06 05:50 AM Re: My Husband Did This:  
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,399
Vienna, Austria
The title reminds me of a job I ha d last year... in that case the ex of the tenant had installed a new panel and done a full rewire - fusing the neutrals, running the phases to the bare neutral bus bar and cutting off the ground because he thought there was no incoming ground... we found it coming in with the phase and neutral, just some 8" from the panel, behind wood paneling...

#110777 - 07/10/06 04:50 PM Re: My Husband Did This:  
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A little tough to find a plate for these, heh?

Actually, Home Depot sells (or used to sell) a duplex 15 amp socket mounted on a round plate for just such a use!

I don't quite understand why an octagon box would be used for "wall sockets" though....

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