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Handyman repair/overfused circuits #117306
06/05/04 03:40 PM
06/05/04 03:40 PM
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Got a call from a landlord about a smoking outlet in a rental house.. I went to the house & the tenant said she'd had a handyman 'take care of it" I told her the landlord wants me to check the repairs & below is what I found... The tenant said he "sprayed" this on!

The other is the weather-beaten fuse box, full of 30A fuses, there's a marking on the fuse block stating 15A Per Circuit, would this be part of the listing? [Linked Image] Tenant was'nt happy about the type S adapters I stuck in here w/15A fuses.. But it's only temporary until the landlords loan comes through & we do a full rewire & panel.. Gotta love the triflex drop attached to the plumbing vent! [Linked Image]

-Randy
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Re: Handyman repair/overfused circuits #117307
06/05/04 07:24 PM
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Maybe the handyman ran the OH like that to keep the pipe from frezing.

LOL--geuss maybe that doesn't happen too often in LA

Dave

Re: Handyman repair/overfused circuits #117308
06/06/04 08:11 AM
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I think I'd use a couple pieces of heat-shrink before I'd use Liquid Tape as the only insulation on a conductor.

In the fourth picture: Is that a 240 volt receptacle sitting there exposed to the weather like that?

-John

Re: Handyman repair/overfused circuits #117309
06/06/04 08:21 AM
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Did you notice that the NM cable equipment ground conductor is not bonded to the handy box?
How does one go about legitimately repairing this? The handy box has too many conductors. Do you replace the box?

At least they have cut the grass well [Linked Image]

Pierre


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Re: Handyman repair/overfused circuits #117310
06/08/04 01:47 PM
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John,
Thats a NEMA 6-20 Recept.. open for the elements! [Linked Image] There was a NEMA 1-15 around the corner with just a plastic faceplate..
Pierre,
Not only is the NM ground not bonded to the box, it wasn't bonded to ground either! [Linked Image] I read 119V hot to neutral, 8V hot to ground!
Legitimate repair is gonna happen when we rewire.. I tend to use the extra deep NM boxes just being on the safe side [Linked Image] .. BTW, this was a kitchen counter outlet.. How should I shove a GFI in here!?!! (At least then I can put the "no equiptment ground
stickers in place! [Linked Image]

-Randy

Re: Handyman repair/overfused circuits #117311
06/08/04 10:31 PM
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My super @ my last job showed me the "miracle" of "deep" 1900's (2" instead of 1 1/4")

Add a 5/8" plaster ring and there's enough room for dimmers or GFCI's, without requiring the old "gentle cramming motion" to seat the fixture in the box [Linked Image] .


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