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99altrade 03-22-2013 06:12 PM

Holy Cow - Unsafe Wiring?
 
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I'm not an electrician, but I'm going out on a limb to say this is not to code! LOL I've got to say, I've never seen wiring straight into the plugs of a cord - This is on a potential investment property that has been neglected for years.

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dmxtothemax 03-22-2013 06:16 PM

You get this weeks "DODGY AWARD"
congratulations !!!

joecaption 03-22-2013 06:23 PM

Rotten sub flooring, wiring ready to start a fire, super cheap under sized extention cord, oh my.

99altrade 03-22-2013 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by dmxtothemax
You get this weeks "DODGY AWARD"
congratulations !!!

Crazy, huh?! I thought the property had a multitude of issues, but still yet, every time I look at some area of the structures that I previously didn't inspect, I see more issues. I had seen what looked like a dryer vent right outside door to this room in the pics so wondered if this is where the tenants do laundry, and definitely was treated to this nice surprise.

redman88 03-22-2013 07:45 PM

at least there isn't a load on it except that surge supresor

gregzoll 03-22-2013 08:19 PM

That is nothing compared to what I was dealing with last night. If it was me, and I could rebuild on the land, after being allowed to tear down the old structure, you would be better off in the long run.

darren 03-22-2013 08:54 PM

I can hear the landlord "it worked fine for years, what's wrong with it"

99altrade 03-22-2013 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by darren
I can hear the landlord "it worked fine for years, what's wrong with it"

Ha, so true!

99altrade 03-22-2013 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll
That is nothing compared to what I was dealing with last night. If it was me, and I could rebuild on the land, after being allowed to tear down the old structure, you would be better off in the long run.

I'm beginning to hear this more and more as I talk about it with smart friends, and as I discover more and more issues. Problem:

My offer + renovations = new higher rents, enough to make good sense, BUT The idea of rehabbing a situation like this is feeling like throwing a good chunk of money over a really ****ty skeleton with problems out the kazoo.

My offer + tear down & rebuilt = higher rents, but not sure then at this price point and cost to rebuild that the #'s add up = my offer needs to come down if plan is to rebuild = I will probably have to walk as he seems pretty set in stone where I've gotten him down to. He bought so cheap and is just raking in good monthly rents investing nothing in house.

But now I'm seeing why he wants a "cash" deal - bc no bank would approve a loan with these outstanding issues.

Billy_Bob 03-23-2013 12:07 AM

Well that is a new wiring method to me! A little of this and a little of that...

You missed the outlet hanging out of the box in the last picture upper left corner!

That would be fun to get an electrical permit, have a hidden camera, and call the electrical inspector over to inspect the work! :)

halfamp 03-23-2013 09:45 AM

Looks like a real winner

k_buz 03-23-2013 09:52 AM

Nothing surprises me anymore after seeing...

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps1045e920.jpg

timmay5309 03-23-2013 10:30 AM

Holy crap, that reminds me of the pictures they used to hand out in grade school where you circle all that is wrong with the picture. Did I see a hose clamp in there?? What a mess!

theatretch85 03-23-2013 11:21 AM

So the hots are jumpered POCO side of the meter, one of the hots POCO side was jumpered to one of the hots on the Load side, secured with a hose clamp. Where does the poco neutral go on the left, looks like it goes past the neural bus bar. Or does it just come in from the top of the bar?

Billy_Bob 03-23-2013 11:22 AM

Well that hose clamp is loose! No wonder it is "leaking" electricity! :)


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