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Old 05-24-2019, 10:42 PM   #11361
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:44 PM   #11362
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British power plug ; fused for being powered off the ring main supply ....often a 40A feeder ring.
They have dumb homeowners as well !
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They sure do, talked about a short!
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It's a ground neutral short - will trip the rcd. Fake photo anyway.
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:38 AM   #11371
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That's impressive...
I had to rewire almost everything on a smallish ranch near my town. Only the main residence was safe and passable. One of the County building department inspectors went onsite to sign off on a properly permitted small pump motor replacement . That job was OK, but even though the inspector was new and fairly inexperienced in electrical codes, she saw enough things on the property to tell her something(s) wasn't right.

So it was reported to the department, and out came the pittbull. The County chief electrical engineer, Daryl D. He was a real stickler and due to the plethora of serious and not so serious violations, he was looking at everything. A few years earlier the property owner unfortunately had hired the worst contractor in the area, who ran a crew of even worse hacks.

My partner and I were there for weeks correcting. Due to the condition of the "main service" all power except to the main residence was shut down.

The remaining ranch power had been bootlegged off a 208v open delta pump service, running underground to the barn, in white PVC pipe. Two #4 aluminum triplex service drop cables somehow stuffed into it. Daryl was very upset about this fiascafubar.

From the barn things branched out and got worse.

Once we had cleared all the other write-ups the engineer allowed a variance to permit the PVC "conduit" since it was run through a boulder/rock field and was deep enough at over 6 feet, as long as we transitioned it well at each end. He may have felt just a little bit sorry for the owner who was having almost the whole property wired again, unnecessarily, at a 1991 cost approaching $25K. Or not.

I hate to see this crap. It's not too hard to do it correctly and not fair to any customer.
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this one was a little hard to work on
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this one was a little hard to work on
I had one like that last week, but it was in the bathroom tile backsplash.
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And they are wondering why none of the new light bulbs will come on
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Drip loop maybe?
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that's danger looking for a place to happen.

A little wind and some rain, wires touch the weatherhead...YUP flash pop!
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on top of everything else, they twisted them backwards
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