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I figured Id share some of the half-assery Ive come across lately. Its amazing what people will accept when it comes to electricity, and then they wonder why their house burns down...

#1, Apartment reno. The building manager on the job didnt want to wait for us to trim out, so he took the liberty of hooking up the kitchen hood for us.



No connector, no ground, and the wire was pinched between the wall and hood.

#2, My GF's new house. She asked me to change a light bulb in her breezeway, and this is what I find in the ceiling.



Yep, thats a plastic bucket stapled to the ceiling, with a light dangling by the wires inside of it. With the fan, well thats self explanatory. And the romex feeding it was connected to some BX via open air splice in the drop ceiling.

#3, New home



We put all the plugs in the baseboard, and when the carpenters came along, god knows what they did to my wire, but they shoved it back in the wall and didnt bother telling me they damaged it. Luckily our apprentice caught it while he was trimming.

#4 Another apartment. One of our customers called us because a tenant was complaining her kitchen plugs didnt work. This is what I find...







Apparently the building manager (same guy as #1) had done some electrical work in the apartments kitchen on his own, instead of calling us, like he was supposed to. 12-2 BX tied to 14-2 Romex in a plastic box. Wires taped together to extend them...After I showed these pictures to the owner, he fired the building manager on the spot. Do I feel bad about? Sure. But hes lucky he didnt burn the building down and possibly kill everyone in there...
 

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Do I feel bad about? Sure.
Why would you feel bad about it? He is an unlicensed killer in my eyes. We are encouraged to report the unlicensed hacks to the ESA in Ontario so they can take care of it. I would recommend the same. Who knows who he's going to go work for after this one.;)
 

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Typical slum lord finds. The next building maintenance guy will probably do the same.


The home inspector didn't call out the fan?
 

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TOOL_5150 said:
Thats the kind of crap I run into at 4:45 on a friday.
I wired a bathroom for a quick douched up reno, and ran my 20 amp circuit along the waste line in the kitchen since it was going to be boxed in anyway. The carpenter pulled the circuit up from the basement to cut it bc he thought it was the dishwasher circuit :rolleyes: why he thought the dishwasher circuit would go to the second floor is beyond me. So my quick 1/2 hour finish today at 4 pm turned into opening walls , moving appliances and running another circuit for the dishwasher :mad:
 

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Thats the kind of crap I run into at 4:45 on a friday.
Yeah!

Why the hell is that? Everything goes great all week until 30 minutes before the weekend starts.

Used to happen to me all the time. Now I quit working all together 60 minutes before the weekend starts.

Problem solved.
 

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i like your term for this Half-assery can i use it
 
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