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#114283 - 02/17/03 01:05 AM Who Dunnit?  
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Was this done by an electrician? Don't think so!
Very high traffic-public area on Pacific Coast Highway in So. CA.
120V "Ropelights"


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#114284 - 02/17/03 12:28 PM Re: Who Dunnit?  
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Malden MA
Well at least they tried :-) Most of the time I just see tree lights plugged into regular indoor extensions dangling from one tree to the next...

#114285 - 02/17/03 10:43 PM Re: Who Dunnit?  
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Looks like a black freaking garden hose feeding that box on the tree..

#114286 - 02/17/03 11:10 PM Re: Who Dunnit?  
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Anaheim, CA. USA
Scott (electure),

Is this near Newport Pier???
Looks kind of familiar - maybe Huntington or Seal Beach Pier area???

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#114287 - 02/18/03 07:59 PM Re: Who Dunnit?  
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Reno,Nv., USA
Everything on the tree looks OK- metal (look at the screw indents) outside cover, used a junction box, attempt at strain relief. What strikes me is that the connector under the box looks like a plumbing PVC piece, and the conduit appears to be drip irrigation tubing. The curve in the tubing make me doubt that it's buried mor than a few inches deep.
Also: If he'd used a plastic outdoor box, he wouldn't need a ground wire.

#114288 - 02/20/03 12:18 AM Re: Who Dunnit?  
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Scott...newport pier was torn down years ago, you are probabley thingking of Huntington pier. [Linked Image]

#114289 - 02/21/03 09:02 AM Re: Who Dunnit?  
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Fullerton, CA USA
Boy, you guys have got some sharp eyes!!
Yes, it's across from HB pier.
The white PVC fitting is an irrigation transition fitting to adapt from PVC to the 1/2" poly irrigation tubing that was used here.
Ground wire? What ground wire? Zip Cord runs through the "conduit"!!
(BTW, in the early 70's I lived in a house next door to this location. Built in 1908, 2 story, and rent was $125 a month. The City bought the property and razed the house.
It's now occupied by condos...about $500K for 800-900 sq ft. There goes the neighborhood [Linked Image])

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 02-21-2003).]

#114290 - 04/12/03 11:04 PM Re: Who Dunnit?  
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Huntington Beach, CA, USA
I grew up in Huntington should have seen the old main street, before they tore down the Golden Bear. It made this look textbook...

#114291 - 04/15/03 07:53 AM Re: Who Dunnit?  
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This is on the exact location of the old Golden Bear!

#114292 - 04/18/03 09:16 PM Re: Who Dunnit?  
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Huntington Beach, CA, USA
I know exactly where that is...I used to work for a company that performed all the electrical maintenance on the Edwards Cinema upstairs. If I only had a digital camera back then, I'd be posting here daily...

HB, Bro!

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