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Old 12-02-2015, 08:32 PM
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Forwarded by an electrician buddy.

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All I can say is

Well actually I'm speechless
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:04 PM
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What's wrong with that? It's getting power and ground! Redneck engineering there for sure.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:10 PM
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Well...at least it's not double lugged. (That'd be illegal)
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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.
With the added bonus of being free. Connection appears before the meter :

2nd look--no it's not

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That is awesome. I sure hope he left it hot while attaching the drywall screw.

I came across somebody who wired an electric stove to a 50amp braker using 12/2. He hadn't turned it on yet, but I told him give me a 20 second head start before he does so I have a decent chance of making it out alive.
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That is before the service disconnect but not before the meter. There is not going to be branch circuit wiring in the meter pan. (all of those small wires)

Of course service conductors are pretty much unprotected from an overload or short so there is nothing to slow down the fire. Waiting for the input fuse of a 25-50 KVA pole pig to blow is going to take a while.
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As the saying goes about idiot proofing stuff. "they always come up with a better idiot".
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The loop in the wire under the screw is in the wrong direction.....
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I have seen an lot of hack jobs in my day but that takes the cake..
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The loop in the wire under the screw is in the wrong direction.....
Nice.
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Old 12-03-2015, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Alureing View Post
I have seen an lot of hack jobs in my day but that takes the cake..
Yeah. I'm having a hard time recalling a better one. I did have someone who cross connected the gas lines in a duplex after the meters. That took a while to find but it was at least done mostly properly.
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Bunch a friggin girls. It's obvious that it's only temporary until the permit comes through.

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The loop in the wire under the screw is in the wrong direction.....
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Very creative. Bet their an artist and voted for the current POTUS.
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Should of used a longer screw.
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Other than failing to covering the screw with scotch tape, what's the problem?
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What is the amperage rating of a #8 x 1-1/4" coarse thread drywall screw?
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Guys, there is a UL tag sitting right there, whats wrong
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