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"My friend, the plumber" #114699
06/10/03 12:40 PM
06/10/03 12:40 PM
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My friend, the plumber bought a house. One of the big selling points was the "all copper" plumbing. He wasn't that impressed.

This was his laundry circuit.

[Linked Image]

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(This also, was approved by another home inspector)...S

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Re: "My friend, the plumber" #114700
06/10/03 01:20 PM
06/10/03 01:20 PM
SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
I see how the tab that is supposed to prevent you from inserting a three-pin grounded plug into that female connector was sliced right off...

Why does the jacket on the right-most cable look like it's overheated and burnt? [Linked Image]

Re: "My friend, the plumber" #114701
06/10/03 04:38 PM
06/10/03 04:38 PM
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
But why go to the store and buy a proper receptacle, box, and cover plate when you have this old extension cord handy that you can utilize?! [Linked Image]

Is there even a wirenut holding the ground wires together? It looks as though they're just twisted around each other. (Not that it would have much effect on the washer anyway [Linked Image]).

Re: "My friend, the plumber" #114702
06/10/03 06:27 PM
06/10/03 06:27 PM
swillman  Offline
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the home inspector that passed this house obviously was slipped some $$$$$$$$$

Re: "My friend, the plumber" #114703
06/11/03 09:18 AM
06/11/03 09:18 AM
CaOperator  Offline
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 60
Los Angeles, CA, USA
It's really cute how the tap on the water line is pointing directly at the burnt spot on the cable [Linked Image]
'They can't see it, we can just put this anywhere!'

Re: "My friend, the plumber" #114704
06/12/03 08:01 AM
06/12/03 08:01 AM
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
I wonder which came first...the extension cord tap or the third piece of romex (anyone wanna guess which one is the "odd man out"?) Too bad a box, a receptacle, and a licensed sparky wasn't a part of this setup.

Now for a little fuzzy case of fire, the little plastic tubing will melt and extinguish the fire... [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)

[This message has been edited by mamills (edited 06-12-2003).]


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