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Old 01-18-2009, 01:15 AM   #1
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I just felt like posting some pictures of messy electrical in my house.

The panels (2x200) QO



Aren't tvss supposed to be short and straight as possible.



Where do I run the wires? Oh, I should use the unused mounting holes!



What is a bx connector? Damn...they aren't in my truck. These should work fine.


Oops...the ground slipped out of my hands!



Your wayyy to generous



I don't even want to tackle this!


Ugh...I don't even have plastic bushings...

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Old 01-18-2009, 01:25 AM   #2
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Hey at least you have square D and not GE.

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Hey at least you have square D and not GE.

Yep, Those breakers are nice.
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Yep, Those breakers are nice.

Yep... which one do you flip to clean all that up?
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Yep... which one do you flip to clean all that up?

That always makes me drool! I remember that work. Such nice work.

GE is nice.
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Are you sure those aren't BX connectors? There is a kind that looks exactly like a romex connector except it has a bottom that the BX stops against.
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Are you sure those aren't BX connectors? There is a kind that looks exactly like a romex connector except it has a bottom that the BX stops against.

I will have to check again...but I am almost sure that they are romex connectors.

I just cleaned up a j-box in my basement to an ac compressor.

The "electricians" couldn't fit a 3/4" bx into a 3/8" bx set screw connector so they diddn't put it in there.=
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that ALMOST looks like what i had to fix before we could move in here!

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Hey at least you have square D and not GE.

Just curious, why do people think SQ. D is better?
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Just curious, why do people think SQ. D is better?
Because the Square D distributor is closer to the shop and they have doughnuts and coffee every morning and free lunch on Tues & Thurs
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Just curious, why do people think SQ. D is better?
I like QO. It is a solid breaker, and its "snap" to the bus is very reassuring. I have seen far fewer failures from a properly installed QO panelboard than the other brands. Nothing against other brands, 'cause I like Siemens/ITE too, but if it's in the budget, I get QO.
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When do you want me over to make it right?
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Square D is the only manufacturer that I know of that allows (legally) two wires under a breaker lug. 10-30 amp is listed for one or two #14, #12, or #10.

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Because the Square D distributor is closer to the shop and they have doughnuts and coffee every morning and free lunch on Tues & Thurs

Its true!
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I think the inspector was smoking something...I can't believe he passed this crap!

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