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#111400 - 11/30/06 12:43 PM Piping Horror  
renosteinke  Offline
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Perhaps you have found yourself thinking:

"Well, it's in pipe ... at least it's not Romex ... look like somebody wasn't a complete incompetent ..."

In that case, this pic will challenge you beliefs


[Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by renosteinke (edited 11-30-2006).]


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#111401 - 11/30/06 02:51 PM Re: Piping Horror  
steve ancient apprentice  Offline
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iM going to be a brat here. Guess the install was done and completed before they invented covers for the boxes. Not to mention the other things that are wrong.


#111402 - 11/30/06 08:45 PM Re: Piping Horror  
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That install is a violation of article 358.26. There is more than 360ยบ of bends in one conduit run. And no cover on the splice box, as Steve pointed out, is also a violation.


#111403 - 12/01/06 12:07 AM Re: Piping Horror  
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Am I blind, or is some of that Sealtite?

The distant raceway sure looks like Sealtite cranked onto a coupling....

But, I'm so blind... the picture is so fuzzy...

John, please fill in the blanks.


Tesla

#111404 - 12/01/06 12:34 AM Re: Piping Horror  
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No, that's all EMT. It has been apinted / coated with plaster any number of times. You WILL be seeing more pics from this place .... didn't want to shock you too badly [Linked Image]


#111405 - 12/01/06 01:35 PM Re: Piping Horror  
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Aw, you know how much we enjoy the "shock factor" [Linked Image].

Is this outdoors? It looks kinda like two separate buildings butted up to each other.

Mike (mamills)


#111406 - 12/01/06 08:41 PM Re: Piping Horror  
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Two separate buildings, connected only by the roof you see below the open box.


#111407 - 12/02/06 01:31 PM Re: Piping Horror  
Jim M  Offline
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This was clearly a pipe bending exercise for someone that normally installs cables. Since 90s are easier to bend for a new person than offsets that would explain why they didn't use a horizontal offset to get between the 2 buildings.


#111408 - 12/02/06 09:16 PM Re: Piping Horror  
renosteinke  Offline
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Jim, you may be right ... but, looking at the bends, it's clear they need more prctice.


#111409 - 12/03/06 07:23 PM Re: Piping Horror  
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John,
What does that EMT with the boxes on it supply?.
Seems like a LOT of wires in there!.


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