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#114271 - 02/11/03 07:57 PM Bad Box Installation  
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See what your think of this installation. It was across the aisle from the booth where I was sitting and I happened to have my camera. I was impressed by the way the load connections goes back into the wall and the apparent lack of a Romex source cable. It looks like they used lamp cord to feed the receptacle installation.

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#114272 - 02/11/03 08:26 PM Re: Bad Box Installation  
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Posts: 558
young harris georgia usa
Am I seeing things or is that a ground pin broken off in the bottom duplex?

#114273 - 02/11/03 08:30 PM Re: Bad Box Installation  
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Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 329
So San Francisco CA
Are the receptacles wrapped in duct tape? The tape looks silver in color.

#114274 - 02/11/03 09:12 PM Re: Bad Box Installation  
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Posts: 1,691
New York City
What's holding the box to the wall? It seems like it's just dangling in there. [Linked Image]

#114275 - 02/11/03 09:14 PM Re: Bad Box Installation  
lighthouse  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 134
philadelphia pa 19125
those cords are made to be fish inside the walls.right.

is that duck tape i see around the what the he** is holding the box in place.i don't see anything at all.

funny looks like the guy drilled a hole first in the drywall.then cut it out.

i take a cup of coffee now.please

#114276 - 02/11/03 10:28 PM Re: Bad Box Installation  
circuit man  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 273
well ya know he had the right idea for the boxes look like he was short about 3.LOL!is that cord feeding the bottom plug?also what looks like another good use of duct tape. how are these held in the wall? can't see a thing. bet ya he was proud of this job. at least there in a metal box.

[This message has been edited by circuit man (edited 02-11-2003).]

#114277 - 02/12/03 12:15 AM Re: Bad Box Installation  
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Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 43
Portland, OR. USA
Please tell me this is a little old Ma & Paw place out in the dingles some where, not close to civilization!! Did you even get an idea of where that beige cord went after it went into the wall??

#114278 - 02/12/03 01:47 AM Re: Bad Box Installation  
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Milwaukee, WI
Interesting to see that they used 20 amp devices.

The beige power cord probably goes to one of these things [Linked Image]
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