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Old 05-08-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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It could use a little freshening up

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Old 05-08-2011, 09:08 PM   #3
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That picture's a little small, but aside from the ancient rag-wrapped SE cable, I think I see the concentric neutral extended by "splicing" it to a twisted bundle of aluminum wires, using a loop of copper wire as some obscene sort of twist-tie. Is that it? Because if so, holy !

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Old 05-08-2011, 09:32 PM   #4
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:38 PM   #5
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The crappy splice worked because they only ran a few lights in the building. The building flooded this winter from a broken pipe. When the cleaning company came in and ran their huge dehumidifiers it started smoking. I don't know why the copper wire and aluminum didn't react and corrode.

It looks like SEU spliced to a piece of triplex wire.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:14 PM   #6
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If that is part of the SE cable that denfentaly need to be replace anyway.

You are lucky so far you did not get the conductor catch on fire yet.

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Old 05-09-2011, 06:06 AM   #7
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This is a panel I saw when I was there to estimate the drywall and finish work. The other thing you can't see is that there was a small bathroom sink 3 feet below the panel.

The owner asked me if I thought it should be moved. They are going to rehab the place to be a studio apartment. { I thought (SURE, just get your hack to move it to the left about 3 feet into the shower)}

I told them to call a licensed electrician because the whole place will have to pass inspection to get a CO.

Crazy stuff.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:38 AM   #8
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Wow. No, wait. Just Wow.

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