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Thread: A DIY'er with a death wish
02-05-2013, 03:22 PM #1
A DIY'er with a death wish
The owner's son told me with some degree of pride that he figured this out by trial and error.
Mostly error from the looks of it.
Pic 1 The panel is fed from a 100 amp panel on the right.
Pic 2 A mobile home electric furnace on an OSB box he built.
Pic 3 My reaction. I refused to touch any of the equipment. In order to run the 4-0 SE cable he'd scavanged he cut strands off of it until it would fit under the lugs on what ever breakers he salvaged.
02-05-2013, 03:35 PM #2
Nice Tech-LC in the background of pic 2Truth is still truth, even if no one believes it. A lie is still a lie, even if everyone believes it.
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02-05-2013, 04:07 PM #3
Love the baby pic.
I wonder haw many yrs hvac school it took for him to learn that?Certified parts changer.
02-05-2013, 06:23 PM #4Professional Member
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- Chicago IL
you have another pic of the furnace? im having a hard time getting my bearings on that monstrocity
02-05-2013, 07:17 PM #5
So what did this guy need you for?
02-05-2013, 07:22 PM #6
Why is there 6" flex going from the return to the.... Return?
Assuming this furnace is a downflow mobile furnace....
02-05-2013, 08:26 PM #7Professional Member*
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- Austin, Texas
What was his reaction when you refused to work on it?
02-05-2013, 08:43 PM #8
Looks like what I would do on my own house "temporarily" lol. No but that looks beyond death wish!
02-05-2013, 09:03 PM #9
What a train wreck on all fronts.....
02-05-2013, 09:17 PM #10
02-05-2013, 09:22 PM #11
02-05-2013, 09:25 PM #12Regular Guest
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- NW Iowa
There is something wrong with that panel???
02-05-2013, 11:00 PM #13
I told him why the furnace was short-cycling and diagnosed a bad breaker but I did not attempt to repair anything. I knew there was no way he could afford to pay me to bring it up to anything I would consider safe. And I knew I'd never convince him not to use that death-trap.
As has been said elsewhere - there's no fixing stupid.