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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 address
Seen that happen a few times too............
 

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I don't have anywhere else to post this, I was installing a new light fixture in a renovated apartment bathroom. No toilet, but the tub worked so I turned on the water and matched the flow. Not one of my finest moments but when you've been drinking water all morning in a humid and hot basement apartment when you have to go then you have to go. I used hot water so it would sanitize so at least give me some consideration before you judge.

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I don't have anywhere else to post this, I was installing a new light fixture in a renovated apartment bathroom. No toilet, but the tub worked so I turned on the water and matched the flow. Not one of my finest moments but when you've been drinking water all morning in a humid and hot basement apartment when you have to go then you have to go. I used hot water so it would sanitize so at least give me some consideration before you judge.

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How long have you been an electrician? Have you not seen a Mexican urinal? Usually an empty milk jug with 2" of water in it. Keep one in your truck at all times!
 

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I found this one today... ho says it happened about a month ago. I could smell it as soon as she opened the basement door. Box was 8 inches, two steel stud screws through the side "attaching" it to the stud.
I have seen plenty of those... usually caused by one or two portable heaters being plugged into a 15a circuit that already had 10+ amps loaded on it.
 

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I'll keep that in mind but it'll be hard to find a milk jug in snow Mexico, we have bags of milk. That would get messy quickly.

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I'll keep that in mind but it'll be hard to find a milk jug in snow Mexico, we have bags of milk. That would get messy quickly.

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Bags of milk... you have to be kidding!

Do you have a cat? Cat litter jugs work great too. :D
 

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I don't have anywhere else to post this, I was installing a new light fixture in a renovated apartment bathroom. No toilet, but the tub worked so I turned on the water and matched the flow. Not one of my finest moments but when you've been drinking water all morning in a humid and hot basement apartment when you have to go then you have to go. I used hot water so it would sanitize so at least give me some consideration before you judge.

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You guys need to get yourselves some of these...

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An elderly lady asked me to look at this. Wanted to know if it was unsafe, lol.
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With a little work that could be automated. When the door goes up, a tab swipes the switch up and turns the lights on, door down, swipes it down and lights off. Someone just didn’t finish the job, lol.
 

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This is a home right on the beach in La Jolla California. Although it looks like a shack I estimate its value at about $4.5M. My guess is that the service was originally fed from overhead. As you can see in the photo it’s now supplied by a 3” service lateral.

They must have relocated the service for some reason and used the existing mast to feed to the new location. If you look closely you can see that they bonded the 2 raceways with some #4 and 2 ground clamps. I think it was probably permitted and inspected years ago but it just seems like a lazy man’s way of doing it.
 

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Nope. Sheath knife. Those suckers are sharp.
Still think it's a knife?

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All I'm doing is slitting the heatshrink to recover the copper.
 
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Still think it's a knife?

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All I'm doing is slitting the heatshrink to recover the copper.
Joe-nwt ... Why are you going all CSI on this project? Are you preforming forensics? Have you found the suspect yet?
The conductors are totally messed up and for sure lost their ampacity rating. Definitely not Journeyman quality work.
What are they being used for? You may have explained that in your firs post but if I back track I'll probably get lost.
Thanks Joe ..
 

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Joe-nwt ... Why are you going all CSI on this project? Are you preforming forensics? Have you found the suspect yet?
The conductors are totally messed up and for sure lost their ampacity rating. Definitely not Journeyman quality work.
What are they being used for? You may have explained that in your firs post but if I back track I'll probably get lost.
Thanks Joe ..
I'm salvaging copper in my spare time. :) I have 3/4 of a 5 gallon pail of those splices.

They were part of a 48VDC distribution for a telco equipment demo project. They ran large conductors the length of the row of equipment fused at 60A. They tapped the large conductor with #10 where they needed. Some of the older wire was RW90 with insulation that was somewhat stuck to the copper. Whatever they used to score the insulation made beautiful concentric rings around the conductor. Always at a uniform depth.

I still say they used a pipe cutter.
 
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Obviously not an electrician or is he? I see a torpedo level in his back pocket.

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