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Old 12-03-2015, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by crazybeard View Post
Glad I don't live in OK. If the tornado doesn't get you, the wiring will.


Pretty sure these are the guys who rigged it up.

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Old 12-03-2015, 08:42 AM
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i'm set now
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:02 AM
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Hey that's my house..
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:19 AM
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Didn't think your supposed to connect AL to CU
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:50 AM
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What's bad about the OP is that it takes some basic understanding of electricity to even know how to rig it like that...... that should be enough knowledge to know just how wrong it is...
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:57 AM
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by hottoddie View Post
Very creative. Bet their an artist and voted for the current POTUS.
If you're going to attempt to insult someone, learn the English language first... You're joke wasn't even funny... Double fail...
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Originally Posted by Jason Adam View Post
If you're going to attempt to insult someone, learn the English language first... You're joke wasn't even funny... Double fail...
Triple fail
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Originally Posted by Jason Adam View Post
If you're going to attempt to insult someone, learn the English language first... You're joke wasn't even funny... Double fail...
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Triple fail


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Old 12-03-2015, 04:50 PM
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It doesn’t seem to violate Kirchoff’s Voltage Law. I guess it’s OK.
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Old 12-03-2015, 04:57 PM
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the small wire is the fuse, too much current and it will melt out eventually
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rdmallory View Post
Didn't think your supposed to connect AL to CU
Well, I don't think the two are actually touching. The screw is holding the wire against the insulation while also carrying the current from the aluminum to the copper. Screw is touching the aluminum, screw is touching copper, but the aluminum and copper are not touching.
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:01 PM
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I kinda like it. Think of how much you could save on not buying breakers.
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:06 PM
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I love it.
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by burtonboards32 View Post
Well, I don't think the two are actually touching. The screw is holding the wire against the insulation while also carrying the current from the aluminum to the copper. Screw is touching the aluminum, screw is touching copper, but the aluminum and copper are not touching.
You're correct and I am sure he used an antioxidant paste on the screw.
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:49 PM
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A friend of mine is an electrician and was installing a paddle fan, running wires in the attic. He noticed that the galvanized pipe inside the attic from the weather head was cut open and a pair of brass acorn type ground rod wire clamps were installed and the set screws sharpened to a point. The screws were cranked down through the insulation and a pair of leads went to a disconnect box. From there it went to the hot water leads and the AC leads. This was all before the meter can. Woman was furious that he walked off the job and wouldn't do the install.
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My idiot ex-bro in law wanted to hook up a vapor light at his cabin. He ran "real" electrical wire from the light pole into his cabin. Then he skinned the bare wires and plugged them into a power strip. I thought that was the most moronic electrical redneck fix until I saw this one.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rdmallory View Post
You're correct and I am sure he used an antioxidant paste on the screw.
Someone finaly noticed no paste
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