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Old 1/13/06, 9:09 PM
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Originally a 60 amp service upgraded to 200 amps.

I think they missed the mark. . .



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Old 1/13/06, 9:12 PM
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YIKES
Jeff, how "hard" did you write this up?



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Old 1/13/06, 9:19 PM
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That is a mess. I would hope that an electrician didnt do that. What did the rest of the system look like? I have never seen a mast installed like that. The support looks like it could let go at any time.

It was almost 60 in Cleveland today. I envy you living in Sunny California.

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Old 1/13/06, 9:24 PM
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There were other issues as well (as you can see in this photo). I wrote it as improper splices on the SEC's and the service drop too low to the driveway.

Both being safety issues to be corrected by a state licensed electrical contractor.

Sunny David? Yes, but a brisk 38 degrees in the High Desert.



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Old 1/13/06, 10:22 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jpope
Originally a 60 amp service upgraded to 200 amps.

I think they missed the mark. . .
Damn you come across some of the most bizarre electrical configurations I've ever seen.

Isn't any wonder why the frigging state is on fire half the time......>
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Old 1/13/06, 10:58 PM
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Looks like they temped it in but never got a clearance for the utility hookup. They must've been afraid to move the drop onto their new riser, hence the jumpers. And what a way to install a roofjack! Yes I'd say it was a DIY that couldn't pass inspection or didn't even get a permit.
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Old 1/13/06, 11:51 PM
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I believe the "jumpers" were actually the original service entrance conductors for the 60 amp panel. . .



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Old 1/14/06, 6:44 AM
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Did you write up the Christmas Lights? Its over people...take em down.
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Old 1/14/06, 7:49 AM
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I'm surprised they didn,t run some wired down the vent pipe. Wonder if that pig tail is UV rated? Water intrusion around ther corner!
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Old 1/14/06, 10:18 AM
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lol....You know Jeff...I have come to believe now you are the MASTER at finding these way out things...lol......I am in AW of the things you find and SOOOO glad I don't have to find them around here...lol....much less the one they call to fix them....lol



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Old 1/14/06, 9:00 PM
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Jeff, it looks as though it was a fairly new install. Obvious no permits



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Old 1/14/06, 11:15 PM
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Just plain scarry.



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