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Amazing What Fire Can Do #119799
01/27/05 06:18 PM
01/27/05 06:18 PM
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(submitted via Joe Tedesco)
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Revisited a house fire and noticed this condition in the location of a ceiling fan j-box. Do you suppose those wires jumped out of the box to escape the fire?
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also noticed this disconnect up in the attic area, but couldn't find any attic access in the vicinity. It apparently goes up through the roof and served the air conditioning unit. Can't help but wonder when and why the owner or occupant made the alterations.

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Re: Amazing What Fire Can Do #119800
01/27/05 08:16 PM
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Looks like a ceiling fan was on that nail-on PVC box too. Nice.


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Re: Amazing What Fire Can Do #119801
01/29/05 08:32 PM
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Is that what is meant by well-trained wiring? To escape by leaving the j-box? [Linked Image]

Fan on pvc box....not too bright. Although it seems that during a visit to the box store I saw fan-rated boxes made of pvc...I know it was NOT a side-nail-on though...

On that disconnect - two things grab me there..it seems awfully close to the end of the roof joists, so hatch or not, probably had to crawl to get to it... and what kind of wire is that on the left? It looks like the type of heavy extension cord sold for window A/C's.....

Was the fire started by electrical fault?


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Re: Amazing What Fire Can Do #119802
02/01/05 08:20 AM
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Did this bulding have a ceiling before the fire?.
Reason I ask that is because the ceiling runners look much too clean, ie: no plaster or nails/nail-holes in them.

Re: Amazing What Fire Can Do #119803
02/01/05 11:28 PM
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Fire Cleanses.


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