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#122639 - 12/23/05 04:42 PM Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament  
Roger  Offline
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This was found by a housing inspector and sent to me from an Electrical Inspector friend of mine. I don't have any more information though

[Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Roger


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#122640 - 12/23/05 05:35 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament  
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LOL Roger!.
Funniest pic I've seen in a while.
Thanks for that. [Linked Image]


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#122641 - 12/23/05 05:47 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament  
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Also, shouldn't there be a bonding jumper around that metallic gate valve?


#122642 - 12/23/05 06:50 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament  
sierra electrician  Offline
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This gets my vote as the "Best Photo of 2005" what an absolute IDIOT.


#122643 - 12/23/05 08:43 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament  
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Monofilament is only good for grounding branch circuits. The main service ground needs to be polypropylene rope to get enough ampacity... [Linked Image]


#122644 - 12/23/05 09:12 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament  
circuit man  Offline
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could that be a steel pipe going through the wall? it doesn't look like pvc.they make a threaded elbow that can be screwed on to a steel pipe.but itdepends on the pipe going to the ground outside too.


#122645 - 12/23/05 09:19 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament  
yaktx  Offline
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I seem to recall having to set straight an apprentice who insisted that it was necessary to do this! It was several years ago...


#122646 - 12/23/05 10:04 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament  
electricman2  Offline
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I have always wondered when something like this would show up. Good thing Roger has the pic. Otherwise no one would believe it.


John

#122647 - 12/24/05 12:30 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament  
pauluk  Offline
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He forgot to cross bond to the handwheel of the valve. [Linked Image]


#122648 - 12/24/05 09:54 PM Re: Shouldn't this have been done with Monofilament  
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Circuit man, I've got a rather fancy monitor- and it most certainly is white PVC going through the wall!

To quote an inspector (retired) with whome I just shared thei pic:
"I can't believe anyone would be that dumb!"


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