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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 11-17-2013 07:42 PM 1088 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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11-17-2013 07:42 PM

This saved me a lot of money

-- Jerry

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#1 posted 11-17-2013 07:59 PM


-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#2 posted 11-17-2013 08:09 PM

Neat and tidy electrical work.
this is what happens when a DIYer goes beyond his/her limitations.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 11-17-2013 08:12 PM

you did a really fine job there! I’m thinking about upgrading mine to the same system!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 11-17-2013 08:19 PM

Let me know if you have some free time. I need to have some wiring done… my MIL’s house.

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#5 posted 11-17-2013 08:31 PM

I’ve seen network wiring closets that look like that …

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#6 posted 11-17-2013 08:34 PM

Yep a definite money saver.. too scared to turn it on an use it!

In a RN scrapyard on a decommissioned destroyer no doubt.

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 11-17-2013 08:51 PM

I know Gerrard is not the one who did that wiring in the picture but it reminds me of the wiring job in my neighbor’s shed and he was so proud of doing it himself,thank god the house was a fully detached house.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#8 posted 11-17-2013 09:54 PM

And you used all the money you saved to buy more fire insurance and are busily planning your new shop. Is
the electrical inspector your mother in law, and are your wife and her leaving for a short vacation tonight?
Or is your supervisor saying, “Oh no, you did it just like I told you?”
This looks similar to some of the pictures on the wall at the County building permit office.
“It kept kicking the breaker, so I replaced the 20 amp with a 40 amp breaker just before the fire started.”
“It is not my fault the gallon of alcohol was setting below the outlet and destroyed all the evidence-I mean
Take your pick or add one of your own. Thank you for giving me another reason for not letting my neighbor
help me with my wiring.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 11-17-2013 10:05 PM

Please put a strap on that conduit, wouldn’t want it to come off the wall and cause a problem.

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#10 posted 11-17-2013 10:23 PM


My neighbor had nothing to do with it. He is an engineer and doesn’t know beans. I’ll have you know I did it all by my own self. I just have a knack for these sort of things. Eat your heart out!

My wife is being pleaded with to add said strap. Me? I wouldn’t touch it I know how it was built.

-- Jerry

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#11 posted 11-17-2013 10:33 PM

You did yourself proud Jerry.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 11-18-2013 01:49 PM

You stole the picture of a job that my IT guys did! Neatness, wiring, amp load and cable management are not their strong side.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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