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Still looking for a record #115862
01/04/04 08:42 AM
01/04/04 08:42 AM
electure  Offline
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,264
Fullerton, CA USA
It seems guys never quit trying to outdo each other.

This passed a ceiling inspection just as it is.

[Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 01-04-2004).]

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Re: Still looking for a record #115863
01/04/04 11:19 AM
01/04/04 11:19 AM
sparky  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,344
that's just sooooo obvious isn't it?

where are all those 2nd yr apprentices when they're needed anyways?


Re: Still looking for a record #115864
01/04/04 11:22 AM
01/04/04 11:22 AM
PCBelarge  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 681
Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
How come there is no cover on this box? [Linked Image] [Linked Image]


Pierre Belarge
Re: Still looking for a record #115865
01/04/04 12:32 PM
01/04/04 12:32 PM
Bjarney  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Pierre — I'll bet the cover was blown off—found 60’ away—waiting for three extension rings to be added.

Re: Still looking for a record #115866
01/04/04 06:14 PM
01/04/04 06:14 PM
CTwireman  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 840
Connecticut, USA
Sorry to get philisophical, but...

Are many electricians totally lacking in proper training?

Is pride in workmanship gone?

Do people just not care???

Re: Still looking for a record #115867
01/04/04 06:27 PM
01/04/04 06:27 PM
ga.sparky56  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 558
young harris georgia usa
It's all about the money CT.


[This message has been edited by ga.sparky56 (edited 01-04-2004).]

Re: Still looking for a record #115868
01/04/04 09:06 PM
01/04/04 09:06 PM
Scott35  Offline

Broom Pusher and
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,708
Anaheim, CA. USA
At least they used a 5S box! [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

To me, the idea of grabbing a hand full of Red Wirenuts - PLUS A FEW BIG BLUES - with intentions of making up a single 5S box, is on the lines of 40 foot bungee cord-30 foot bridge (30 foot jump).

Why some prefer to bring everything into one J-Box (and in the ceiling too!), is odd.
Must be something fun and exciting about standing on a Ladder for 45 minutes, weaving ones body around a bunch of ceiling stuff, make up 15 circuits + EGCs, and force 45 wires + 15 Wirenuts into a tiny box - then mash a blank cover on against all the spring tension (unless the install is Sans Cover - as in the example image).

There's gotta be something Really Cool about it because it's seen so much!


p.s. Scott (electure);

Have you ever worked in Bell, CA.?
If the project with the Slightly overfilled box is in this area, that could explain why ceiling Inspection passed (OK to close ceiling).

Scott " 35 " Thompson
Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!
Re: Still looking for a record #115869
01/04/04 11:23 PM
01/04/04 11:23 PM
Big Jim  Offline
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 394
Denver, CO USA
Hey, it's not full yet! I saw several unused KO's. Didn't Greeenlee just come out with a new hydraulic box cover installer?

Re: Still looking for a record #115870
01/05/04 03:45 AM
01/05/04 03:45 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
Looks like one big blue to me!. [Linked Image]
I'd hate to fault-find a mess like this!. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 01-05-2004).]

Re: Still looking for a record #115871
01/05/04 09:26 AM
01/05/04 09:26 AM
SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
Did the "installer genius" use those saddle type connectors for armored & metal-clad cable? Look at the top of the box. Give him points for that.

I wanna know where you can buy these....anyone have a part number/brand name? [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 01-05-2004).]

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