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This Is Not Temporary #114173
01/25/03 06:17 PM
01/25/03 06:17 PM
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Found this mess in a city park in Northern California. It's this way all year long, so it isn't limited to a temporary holiday display.

- Bob

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Re: This Is Not Temporary #114174
01/25/03 06:30 PM
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iwire  Offline
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It looks like something that was made up!

But it is sadly real, truth is "scarier" then fiction.

Still a few empty spots for expansion.

What do the cords feed?


Bob Badger
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Re: This Is Not Temporary #114175
01/25/03 07:17 PM
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txsparky  Offline
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Looks like they feed tree lights in a city park.


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Re: This Is Not Temporary #114176
01/25/03 08:05 PM
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rhagfo  Offline
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Portland, OR. USA
This is truly a thing of beauty!!!
At least all of the receptacles are GFCI!! If it is only a year old then it should of had in use covers, I don't know if they make those in triple gang. The Parks crew must not have time or money to pull a permit and get an inspection!!!!

Re: This Is Not Temporary #114177
01/25/03 08:08 PM
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rhagfo  Offline
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Portland, OR. USA
It would be interesting to see a closeup of the connection at the base of the tree.

Re: This Is Not Temporary #114178
01/25/03 09:01 PM
01/25/03 09:01 PM
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rh,

This is about the best I can do without really starting to loose detail:

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It's not a pretty sight.

Re: This Is Not Temporary #114179
01/25/03 11:23 PM
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Bjarney  Offline
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However pathetic, this was likely installed by a municipal "electrician”/plumber/gardener, whose work in some regions has a longstanding de facto exemption from permitting and inspection by the “building department” of the same municipality.

Re: This Is Not Temporary #114180
01/25/03 11:52 PM
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lighthouse  Offline
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rhagfo...i was thinking the same thing.3 gang wp box...thats the first time that i have seen one.have to check the book on that one.

bill.make it 1,002 uses for duck tape

are those plugs on the other ext cords (wp)

broken covers,next will a broken conduit when the tree grows.an i bet it's all on one circuit too.is there a code for mounting conduit and boxes on a tree.

Re: This Is Not Temporary #114181
01/26/03 02:26 PM
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SvenNYC  Offline
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Lighthouse:

Are you talking about the round ones? Yeah, they're just standard replacement rubber caps. I even recognize the style - they're made by Cooper/Eagle and are most likely Catalog #1709.

They're normally designed for indoor use. I doubt they're listed for long-term outdoor use.

OK, You may hit me now. [Linked Image]

*Edited to change "cat." to "catalog" so it wouldn't be confused with "category.*

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 01-27-2003).]

Re: This Is Not Temporary #114182
01/26/03 04:43 PM
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sparky  Offline
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interesting that munipalities are many times exempt, or claim sovergn immunity, while being the easiest to sue...

527.3 may be in question here.

527.4(j) is interesting, apparently the 'vegetation' in question flys.....

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