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Your laziness and stupidity is still making me richer!

Did a bunch of stuff for a home sale closing the HI found. Four of which were receps that showed open ground.

 

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Hmmm. Never thought of that.

Now, where can I buy some "Hot and Neutral Reversed!" stickers? :rolleyes:
You mean "do not use" stickers?


BTW, had a strange reading with a plug in style tester showing open ground. Checked the ground connections and eveything looked fine. Used a plug in tester/tracer with lights on it and showed H & N reversed, which it was. The first tester was a red $10 GB brand from big box store, second one is the transmitter for an Ideal tracer.
 

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You mean "do not use" stickers?


BTW, had a strange reading with a plug in style tester showing open ground. Checked the ground connections and eveything looked fine. Used a plug in tester/tracer with lights on it and showed H & N reversed, which it was. The first tester was a red $10 GB brand from big box store, second one is the transmitter for an Ideal tracer.
I've seen a few instances of plug-in 3-light testers lying like politicians.
 

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You mean "do not use" stickers? BTW, had a strange reading with a plug in style tester showing open ground. Checked the ground connections and eveything looked fine. Used a plug in tester/tracer with lights on it and showed H & N reversed, which it was. The first tester was a red $10 GB brand from big box store, second one is the transmitter for an Ideal tracer.
Those red testers can be junk. I use an ideal that works great but one of my guys swears his red one is right even though ive proved him wrong multiple times.
 

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Your laziness and stupidity is still making me richer!

Did a bunch of stuff for a home sale closing the HI found. Four of which were receps that showed open ground.

You got off easy. We did one for a home sale and most of the recepts in the house had no ground. Someone had clipped off the ground wires when they wired the house. Managed to pull enough ground wire to get a Wago on them. Some of them had the neutral and hot reversed!
 

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Once, an HI wrote up an old split buss panel as having 'No Main Breaker', I gave up arguing it code compliant , insisting on and selling them a complete serv upgrade

go HI's!!!!! :thumbsup:

~CS~
 

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What is it with you guys and Carlon blue boxes? We use them all the time here, its the norm for new construction...

It's B4T's way of diverting your attention from burying PVC boxes. :laughing:
 

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Yes, and that means what?


I have seen hack jobs use wirenuts,does that make wirenuts hack?
It goes back to HD and carpenters.. handy men. HO's... and anyone else who wants to do electrical work...

They buy the parts there.. :thumbsup:

I see more residential jobs that you will ever see and the same goes with you and commercial jobs...
 
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