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New one for me. Someone went thru the trouble to make a saddle just to use unistrut. One ear straps are on the rest of the run?????
 

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My guess would be that the strut was already there and for whatever reason they didn't want to remove it and they just used a strut-strap on it.

I can't imagine they would have went to that much trouble. But, who knows... stranger things have happened.:001_huh:

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New one for me. Someone went thru the trouble to make a saddle just to use unistrut. One ear straps are on the rest of the run?????
They did that to cover up the blow up hole they made for the one hole strap...:whistling2::laughing:
 

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My guess would be that the strut was already there and for whatever reason they didn't want to remove it and they just used a strut-strap on it.

I can't imagine they would have went to that much trouble. But, who knows... stranger things have happened.:001_huh:

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Agreed, Ive got 5 bucks that says it is in a tractor plant in Iowa.:jester:
 
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New one for me. Someone went thru the trouble to make a saddle just to use unistrut. One ear straps are on the rest of the run?????
I've seen this done on long runs with only 1 circuit in it. Normally it was an AC circuit in an attempt to prevent the wires from buzzing at start up.
I ha even took mine down and have it 2 offsets to keep the worse tight. I hated hearing it buzz every time my 5 ton unit kicked on.
The old run was a single 90 out of the panel and about 85' across the basement ceiling & out the wall.
 

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Something else was running horizontally on the strut to the left and they saddled over it.

When it was removed, they installed a short piece of strut???
I have a panel at work like that.
All the pipes have a saddle about 3 feet above the panel, but whatever was there is now gone.
 

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Originally Posted by Pete m. http://www.electriciantalk.com/f2/making-saddle-support-conduit-67158/#post1253867
My guess would be that the strut was already there and for whatever reason they didn't want to remove it and they just used a strut-strap on it.

I can't imagine they would have went to that much trouble. But, who knows... stranger things have happened.

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No other holes in the wall

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Looks like a maintenance department project, probably put the strut strap on after a long lunch and called it a day
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I like the mc cable below it with no care in the world.


That is the right answer I’m the first electrician they had in 10 yrs, I got allot of catching up work to do.

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My question is what is that thing(manifold?) in the picture? Is it water or air?

Oil and water that goes to a separator

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I've seen this done on long runs with only 1 circuit in it. Normally it was an AC circuit in an attempt to prevent the wires from buzzing at start up.


Great idea! May come in handy, someone just posted the other week about wire chatter.






 

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That strut could be a fishplate for something bolted on the other side of the wall.
 
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