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    Our computer and credid card machine keep turning off n on

    Gee that's odd

    I guess they ran out of red wire nuts
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    That’s too funny.


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    we only need to test it so just tape it up for now. when jimmy gets back from the warehouse, we will go back.
    "Right" is not the same as "Wise".

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    How many conductors allowed in that box?
    If I do a job in 30 minutes it's because I spent 30 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVEusaPA View Post
    How many conductors allowed in that box?
    well sir , duct tape has 100 uses , so id say atleast 100 conductors

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    After a while...……..I finally see the problem: the cover is missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigron View Post
    After a while...……..I finally see the problem: the cover is missing.
    WRONG! It's the red wire nut on the green wires. Everyone knows red wire nuts are for red wires, and green for green wires...lol
    If I do a job in 30 minutes it's because I spent 30 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.

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    I carry that same wrap on silver wire connectors material in my truck. Didn’t even know what it was for. Next time there are too many wires to fit into a nut, now I know what to do!


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    I will be doing an install next week in a house where every connection is wired that way not to mention the a dash of aluminum mixed in. I mean exactly like that. Taped in open junction boxes.

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    Before camera phones …. I re-did this indian convenient store by adding 20 outlets for 20 refrigerators the next indian was bringing in , and it had the same thing all throughout the basement except clear tape you'd use for xmas wrapping , with no covers

    Most of the tape had turned brown …and there were melted wires feeding outlets that wouldn't work ...that's so weird

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    I did some work for a friend, they just bought a church. I was in the ceiling looking for a utility room light feed when I saw 2 pieces of romex cut off, laying on some tiles...both of them were still hot. they also had boxes with wires taped together. maybe it's the same ekelectrician?

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    I came across one I haven’t seen before, someone used a wall anchor (plastic) to “wire nut” wires together, fortunately it was low voltage wires for a humidifier.

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    What concerns me about that (the pic)...

    Lets say there was two circuits in that box... and one each of the circuits was from each leg of a standard single phase 240 breaker box...
    IF... that neutral connection fails...
    There will be 240 going through a bunch of 120 outlets...

    Seen this multiple times...

    It tends to let the magic smoke out of things...

    Which tends to let the magic smoke out of someone's bank account...
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    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
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