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Pool Light Switch Location #113800
10/06/02 09:07 PM
10/06/02 09:07 PM
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Have you ever seen a switch located here?The circuit was routed thru a bell box at pool pump location so switch will be relocated there.

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Re: Pool Light Switch Location #113801
10/06/02 10:41 PM
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Cute; no I haven't come across one of these yet. Very interesting. I wonder if the box is a compliant deck box??

John


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Re: Pool Light Switch Location #113802
10/06/02 10:47 PM
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New homeowner could not figure out why pool light wouldn't work.I found this switch while checking for powera at deck box,which is also under the diving board.
What could have been going through someones mind to install a switch here??


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Re: Pool Light Switch Location #113803
10/06/02 10:57 PM
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Q: What could have been going through someones mind to install a switch here??

A: <evil doer laugh>"Muahahahahaha!!!!"</evil doer laugh>

(Sabotage?)

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Re: Pool Light Switch Location #113804
10/10/02 10:23 AM
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They wanted to turn the diving board off?

I hope that box is water-proofed or something. What are people thinking when they plan things like this out?

Makes me think twice about getting into hotel swimming pools. Scary stuff.

Re: Pool Light Switch Location #113805
10/10/02 11:52 AM
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Really makes me want to lift that pot-metal cover and pinch the switch handle—while standing in a puddle to boot.

I wonder if treated pool water is significantly different in shock propagation compared to faucet water?

Re: Pool Light Switch Location #113806
10/10/02 06:59 PM
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Location almost makes sense, because the switch is sheltered from splashes (board acts like an umbrella), and there is no trip
hazard. It's even possible that the 5' rule is met! We might ask why the switch need not be GFI protected (GFI protection determined by light location), when a receptacle 9.9' away does need a GFI.
As to conductivity: pool chemicals are sure to make pool water a much better conductor than tap water.

Re: Pool Light Switch Location #113807
10/13/02 11:55 PM
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This is the panel that feeds the switch
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[This message has been edited by txsparky (edited 10-14-2002).]


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Re: Pool Light Switch Location #113808
10/14/02 03:34 PM
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The white wires onto the breakers struck me at first, but looking down the right hand side, is that actually bare EGCs from the Romex connected to breaker terminals as well? [Linked Image]

Re: Pool Light Switch Location #113809
10/14/02 04:14 PM
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Looks kinda like the EGC's and the grounding conductors are tucked away on a buss beneath the breakers on each side.

No GFCI for any circuits for the pool? No identifier for the noodle? Pretty careless workmanship.

What are those blue things in there?

Mike (mamills)

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