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WP recept in ABS pipe #177277
04/27/08 09:44 PM
04/27/08 09:44 PM
Lostazhell  Offline OP
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I spotted this while on vacation in San Diego at our hotel near the pool... there were several in the planters. I think the pipe is 4" ABS. Creativity or catastrophe?

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Re: WP recept in ABS pipe [Re: Lostazhell] #177278
04/27/08 09:51 PM
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I guess the question is whether the pipe is merely the structure holding the box, or is supposed to be "conduit." I don't think anyone would have a problem with a low concrete block wall here, with the box embedded in the wall. Is this any different from that? It certainly is if there there's THWN running through the ABS. On the other hand, I don't think it's a problem if there is a legitimate wiring method encased in the ABS, such as UF or some kind of conduit system.

Re: WP recept in ABS pipe [Re: SolarPowered] #177283
04/27/08 10:59 PM
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Fullerton, CA USA
It may be the maintenance crew got sick and tired of the guests kicking the box and breaking it off at the PVC terminal adapter, and that is just mechanical protection.

Betcha it's got a PVC stub up into the box.

Re: WP recept in ABS pipe [Re: electure] #177291
04/28/08 08:50 AM
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There ia actually a product similar to this, I believe by RAB for their "mighty-posts". The posts are actually 3" PVC intended for lighting mounts, but this accessory is not uncommon.

Also, I think hubble actually makes a pole-mount WP box for mounting outlets to poles.

Re: WP recept in ABS pipe [Re: Zapped] #177295
04/28/08 09:31 AM
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I think the intent there is to catch current leakage smile


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