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Bad Box Installation #114271
02/11/03 06:57 PM
02/11/03 06:57 PM
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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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Tom Mason

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Re: Bad Box Installation #114272
02/11/03 07:26 PM
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Am I seeing things or is that a ground pin broken off in the bottom duplex?

Re: Bad Box Installation #114273
02/11/03 07:30 PM
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stamcon  Offline
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Are the receptacles wrapped in duct tape? The tape looks silver in color.


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Re: Bad Box Installation #114274
02/11/03 08:12 PM
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SvenNYC  Offline
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What's holding the box to the wall? It seems like it's just dangling in there. [Linked Image]

Re: Bad Box Installation #114275
02/11/03 08:14 PM
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lighthouse  Offline
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philadelphia pa 19125
those cords are made to be fish inside the walls.right.

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

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

i take a cup of coffee now.please

Re: Bad Box Installation #114276
02/11/03 09:28 PM
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circuit man  Offline
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saluda,s.c.
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.

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Re: Bad Box Installation #114277
02/11/03 11:15 PM
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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??

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

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