Trying to retire or at least slow down a bit, but life not cooperating
Home owner splice, didn't even wrap it with tape
Home owner probably google searched electrical splices and found western union splices. Then google gave this site for more reading where the home owner read all the negative comments about taping devices and wire nuts.
That is someone who wants to do a good job but has no clue WTF they are doing.sometimes seems like a lot of trouble to go thru just to do something wrong
that's a GFCI receptacle
There is a bare ground in the line cable, not hooked to anything at receptacle
The load runs to a switch for room light
Receptacle has pressure plates but wires looped around screws (poorly)
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Looks like an L3 issue also, wire marker is brown.Found this in a control cabinet yesterday This was the bypass contactor for a 50hp drive, the load side is going to two 25 hp pumps. VFD is faulty and contactor failed so they wedged two self tapping screws in the contactor to keep everything running for the last 1.5 years. View attachment 156007
Exactly. It is 300v rated wire. It's run in conduits with 120v circuits as well as 480v circuits at some points. Other parts of the room it's not in conduit and zip tied to plumbing, strut, etc. It's 7 amp wire feed by a 20 amp breaker. I am going to go back and do some further investigation and see where the shielding is getting energized from. On one of the controllers the interlock circuit states the contacts/board is only good for 0-30v. I haven't even opened up all the j-boxes or equipment it runs to.If you look at the cable itself you will notice it's likely rated for 300V and maybe even 600V. It's just not installed correctly.
If you have devicenet overload/controls it gets more interesting when they turn the dial thinking its a overload setting when they are really changing the addressAt least we know why they kept setting the O/L higher..........
I've seen a lot of these........when the O/L trips, just turn it up a bit. If it trips again, turn it up some more..........
There's a lot to be said for the heater type O/Ls.