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Old 06-29-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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when you're tearing down mobile/trailer walls....
It's hard to believe we're still alive....
All gone and correct now, of course, just thought I'd show you all how SOME people like to 'wire' things!

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Old 06-29-2010, 01:36 PM   #2
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holy cr@p batman...

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Old 06-29-2010, 01:38 PM   #3
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No siht Robin! LOL

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Old 06-29-2010, 01:40 PM   #4
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At least they used tape!
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I found 4 hidden j-boxes in my bathroom wall with no covers when i tore the sheetrock down.

Also in a stud cavity was a live (wire-nutted) wire poking up out of the bottom plate...

Also a live wire draped across the top of my dropped ceiling in the basement, with a loose nut on it
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:53 PM   #6
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At least they used tape!
If you look closely at the doubled outlet, they used wirenuts on the ground and neutral..... but only TAPE on the hot!!!
Like I said, I'm glad we're all still alive here... heh heh

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Old 06-29-2010, 01:55 PM   #7
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I'm sorry, I don't see the problem ??? I do it just like that all the time!

Seriously though ... WOW. I thought the problems I am fixing in my house were bad ... Now, the previous owners look like pros!
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:29 PM   #8
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Oops.... I spoke too soon, there was more! (and yes, it was LIVE!)

But I found a pleasant surprise as well! Po)

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Old 07-07-2010, 04:11 PM   #9
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You know I've never understood how somebody can be competent enough to wire in new fixtures and the like but not competent enough to understand not to hide junction boxes, not to leave dangerous live wires etc etc.

Somehow you would think Murphy's law would be weeding out these people with no common sense.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:29 PM   #10
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Yup! But I got a free old, working thermometer! Po)

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Old 07-07-2010, 05:32 PM   #11
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I would guess they were pretty upset when they dropped that down the wall in the first place.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:42 PM   #12
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LOL wow that is terrible, and what is with a random thermometer in a wall? lol

It's fun the stuff you can find in walls sometimes though. I found an old stock paper in my basement. It had stock prices from the 40's.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:33 PM   #13
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Along that line I was putting a new door on my closet and by chance happened to notice that the interior width of the closet seemed wierd. I discovered it should have been 36" wider to reach the end of the walled in portion of that closet, or in other words I had an enclosed area in my closet that was 3' by 2'. I verified there was no electrical, plumbing, ducting, chimney's etc in that area and then ripped open the wall from inside the closet to discover...

Absolutely nothing. It seems the previous owner put the wall up inside the closet where he did because he ran out of hardwood flooring, that's my best guess anyway, the floor was unfinished in that interior portion, but everything else was.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:07 PM   #14
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Yeah I've seen some scary wiring
Last house had live wires here & there
I learned not to touch any wire unless I tested it 1st

One Apt we fixed up (former fire damage) we had access to the downstairs
Figured out there was a big space at the bottom of our stairs after our door
Started to break open the wall...shined a flash light in....
Saw a shelf.....table...chair......looking for a body.....nothing
We have no idea why someone walled off this area
It made an excellent closet
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I found this in a wall too.... yes, that's 14-2 wired to 12-2.....

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