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Old 12-03-2015, 05:38 AM
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I always use a bolt with a lock washer so it doesn't come loose.
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I have seen an lot of hack jobs in my day but that takes the cake..
You should get out more!

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Many years ago I ran across some old 480 volt switch room in a chemical plant that had open buss bars run overhead through out the room.
I was told that the old school electricians use to hot tap the buss using insulated tools including drill bits to install new combination starters.
They were the old oil filled Monitor starters. I had the privilege of doing Preventative maintenance on some of them before the switch Rooms were demoed out and replaced with new.

Drain, clean, and tighten all connections except the energized one coming from the live buss.
Fill back up with new transformer oil.
Even the Stop/start stations out in the field were oil filled in the areas where hydrogen or other flammable gas could be let loose. Their way of controlling open spark way back then

The good old days
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Wiring is not a hobby. Call a licensed electrician.
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Not a fan of over regulation but things like electrical wiring need to be left to people who actually understand what they're doing.
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:33 AM
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At least he could have made the loop in the wire go the right direction
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
The loop in the wire under the screw is in the wrong direction.....
And they didn't include a drip loop.
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What an idiot. He could have just put the black wire under the screw and eliminated the wire nut. Amateur.
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Originally Posted by Chpsk8 View Post
What's wrong with that? It's getting power and ground! Redneck engineering there for sure.

No problem...as long as there's a fuse downstream.
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many moons ago, was foreman on a line gang. regulary worked hot 17 KV lines.
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So, you're not limited by the size of your breaker box...... it's the length of wire you use! LOL
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mitchell master View Post
Should of used a longer screw.
That way it could go through the wire and into the panel box, and supply a ground at the same time.
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Originally Posted by debugger View Post
What an idiot. He could have just put the black wire under the screw and eliminated the wire nut. Amateur.
He did it that way so he could easily add more circuits in the future.
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Originally Posted by D_Westie View Post
He did it that way so he could easily add more circuits in the future.
Good point. It may be code in his town that only allows one screw through the main feed.
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
I always use a bolt with a lock washer so it doesn't come loose.
THT approved!! Wing nuts... different story.
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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
All I can say is

Well actually I'm speechless
I agree

Damn I am NOT an electrician and even I laughed at that however got to give somebody credit for creativity
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I don't see a problem with this. He found a hot source and utilized it. He's efficient. Damn good engineering work if you ask me.
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
I don't see a problem with this. He found a hot source and utilized it. He's efficient. Damn good engineering work if you ask me.
Glad I don't live in OK. If the tornado doesn't get you, the wiring will.
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