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#113897 - 11/06/02 12:04 AM Plumbed Service  
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This service is at a friend's house. He converted it to a three flat and did all the work himself. At the time it was done, there were no permits or inspections required. The only inspection was by the POCO, and they obviously approved!

Although I have not corrected this yet, he has hired me to do all of his electrical work since. He also used to do work for his boss, who has a few hundred rental properties, now he refuses to do it and has him call me. He says "I don't have the proper tools and the proper knowledge, so I won't do it. Proof positive that we can convince people to leave it to the professionals.


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#113898 - 11/06/02 12:10 AM Re: Plumbed Service  
sparky66wv  Offline
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Posts: 2,236
West Virginia
Wahr-rassler (pardon the WV accent),
What did you say to change his mind? It's hard enough to convince people when the PoCo is on our side!

I bow to thee with hardhat in hand and lowered eyes. You da man!

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#113899 - 11/06/02 08:02 AM Re: Plumbed Service  
Trainwire  Offline
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Posts: 360
Ok I'll bite:

da vyre vrasslr (pardon the pa dutch) called the building a "3 flat" which sounds continental to me, but the equipment sure smacks of rural 'merican.
so? Where are you, and where did you come from?


#113900 - 11/06/02 03:44 PM Re: Plumbed Service  
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Posts: 1,691
New York City
I think the sattelite dish is really a disguised showerhead and if you open one of those "fuse boxes" you'll find the faucet handle in there... [Linked Image]

#113901 - 11/06/02 04:13 PM Re: Plumbed Service  
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Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
Got a question for you guys...seeing only one raceway from the meters to the house, Isn't it a violation to have all three loads enclosed together like that?

Kinda weird, having all this stuff mounted on a pedestal instead of directly to the side of the house...maybe they didn't want to mess up the siding (?).

"He has hired me to do all of his electrical work...". Outstanding!! [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)

#113902 - 11/06/02 08:13 PM Re: Plumbed Service  
Bjarney  Offline
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Posts: 2,527
West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Safe bet the riser cables will never fall out of their raceway given the special "waterproofing" glue.

#113903 - 11/06/02 08:51 PM Re: Plumbed Service  
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Posts: 6,853
Brick, NJ USA
Wherever that is..another testimonialfor Licenses, Permits, and Inspections, all by qualified personel. Three loads ion one pipe, no OCP outside, so I guess it goes to 3 mains inside??? Gee...closest point upon entry into the building??? Maybe, maybe not.

Hey, maybe the siding guys took it off the house to do the siding, and forgot to put it back!!!

I have to stop laughing now...

Damn, I wish I could print those pictures!!!!

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#113904 - 11/06/02 09:25 PM Re: Plumbed Service  
sparky66wv  Offline
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Posts: 2,236
West Virginia

Hover mouse pointer over the picture.
Right Click
Click "Save Picture As..."
Save to folder of your choice.
Open that folder and file, a viewer should pop up with the pic in it, probably your browser.
Click on "File" and then click on "Print"


Let me know if that worked for you or not...

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#113905 - 11/06/02 09:46 PM Re: Plumbed Service  
WireWrestler  Offline
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 45
Northern IL
I was born in Chattanooga, TN. I have lived all up and down the middle of the US, from Texas to Illinois, where I live now. I have worked extensively in Europe. Spent two years just outside of Paris. Had an English electrical crew. Maybe that is where the "three flat" expression comes from.

#113906 - 11/07/02 02:57 PM Re: Plumbed Service  
txsparky  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 552
Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
I find it hard to believe that the poco would hook this mess up.He must have been good friends with the poco serviceman also.

WW,Virgil,I can right click and print picture without having to save it a file.(winders 98SE)


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