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a few I saw today

the exposed lugs on light are within reach from floor

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That's how we used to connect to k&t. Except with a cover on the JB.
However we would protect the wire with a piece of loom, going into the connector.


I've seen more than a few of the old nmd1 cable connected to open porcelain lamp holders.
I don't know the designation of the 2 wire cable which was used after k&t and before nmd1.

The rat's nest into panel is something else. Lol
 
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One of my customers just sent me this via text. He's having a first floor laundry room remodeled and his carpenter gave those to him. His house used to have an FPE panel, too.
 

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How, did the home owner do this live?

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Service wires coming straight from pole, (no meter) into individual half inch knockouts


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Is the security camera there to notify them when the POCO and police are there?
EDIT: Actually that may not be a camera, its hard to tell on my phone.
 

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Is the security camera there to notify them when the POCO and police are there?
EDIT: Actually that may not be a camera, its hard to tell on my phone.
I think it's a base from a jam-jar. Matches the rest of the decor.
 

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How, did the home owner do this live?

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If you want it bad enough, there’s always a way. A stolen hot stick to pull a cut-out, or a homemade one made from glued up plastic drain pipe with a screw in the side. Tweakers who are running themselves dimed out across the board will find a way or die trying.
 

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I remember physics class where the answer was hop on one foot away from the car with the downed power line on it.
We had to calculate the safe distance from the car.
Those guys were standing 10' from a smoking fence and seemed to think nothing of it.
Geez.
Not that I'd put them to test, but those boots are voltage rated. Well, i can't say for sure, but every pair I've put on was.
 

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That's not against code.
No it's not, just wasn't expecting to see that in the walls.

We also found a live wire buried under the floor, it was for the whirlpool plug. The best solution somebody could come up with was cap it and put it in the floor, we found it at the panel coming from a panel plug.

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That's not against code.
very possible that it is.
NMWU has a temp rating of 60c, so if the fan specifies that the wire requires 75 or 90, then its against code
 
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