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Is it time for a /diy/ YRYL?
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>>1412414
what the fuck is going on here
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>>1412421
A short with no ground or a broken ground. This is why you ground everything, even switches.
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>>1412428
How about whiteboards?
At my girlfriend's place in college they had a whiteboard in the kitchen, I brushed against it one day and got a nice dose of the 120V slap n' tickle. I assume they must have nicked the electrical with one of the mounting screws and it energized the metal frame if you put pressure on it in just the right way. Talk about a rude surprise.
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>>1412521
yeah when I was about 14 years old, I once volunteered for a catholic house renovation / building program for the poor and we were working on some trailer-house with metal paneling on the ceiling of the bathroom. It was really low ceiling so I thought it would be cool to rest my hand on it while I was taking a piss as I had never leaned on a ceiling while pissing before. Low and beholed that ceiling had like 112-118 volts on it and it tingled me through the peenor. I tried it again just to make sure. I thought it best not to mention that as it would have probably put the project over budget.
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>>1412421
American wiring standards
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>>1412414
That is pretty dangerous.
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>>1412724
you see ivan, then circuit is glowing hot, you nn need thermography
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>>1412724
Good God!
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>>1413030
>Good God!

welcome to 4chan
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>>1412552
> I thought it best not to mention that as it would have probably put the project over budget.

Hah
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>>1412552
That was nothing to what the priest did next tho
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>>1412521
Mutherfucking elecricity haunts my nightmares.

Pulling wells (repairing the shit half a mile under pumpjacks) and my leg kept giving out. Right side hurt. Whenever i touch the wrench to it i went down. For an hour i thought i was having a heat stroke or something. About every 5 minutes would try again and randomly bite it.

Turns out they threw the 440 line on the ground and rather than bury it asap just left it. My foot was in a puddle whenever i was getting hit. Piece of shit packrats chewed on the wire and started a fucking wildfire.

Silver lining tho. Firefighters saved 2 houses and us. Had i not been getting hit we never would have known until it was to late.
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>>1412707
Joke's on you faggot. I ain't got zoning laws here. I could buikd an outhouse with bare coper 220v for lighting and wrap it around the sink.
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>>1412724
That filename.

Every single time.


Also, hey captcha. What about dick games?
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>>1413030
Kek. We should start a diy cringe thread for this guy.

Anon got that one with the hot copper line and the water heater to start it?
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>>1412707
That's actually illegal here believe it or not.
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>>1413430
A Wide Cube container?
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>>1413695
Yep, and some very short, fat men.
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>>1414360
What's story?
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>>1414386
Wire got hot one time
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>>1412724
That's an ordinary glownut, wheres the problem?
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>>1414402
>wire
Pipe.
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>>1415034
Gas pipe to be specific
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>>1415038
Electric heated short circuit gas pipe.
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>>1413454

>For an hour i thought i was having a heat stroke or something. About every 5 minutes would try again and randomly bite it.

Yet you kept going.
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>>1415040

Gas companies HATE this one simple trick.

Gas heats up to like 1000° when you ignite it so if you pre heat it up to 460° you get 1460°. That way you almost cut your gas bill in half!
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>>1412414
Jesus fucking Christ.
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>>1412724
Whats happening here? No ground?
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>>1415092
npt fitting? never seen anyone split one like that. is that like 200 ft lbs?
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>>1415150
this is pretty common
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I have two dripping water leaks in my basement that drip over 5 gallons a day.
I african-engineered plastic drink bottles and pex tubing with hot glue to drain the water into my sump basin, which then pumps into the laundry sink.
I'll fix it when I have time I swear.
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>>1412380
I've seen this shit FAR more often than I should, what is wrong with painters, how fucking hard is it to paint AROUND outlets?
>>1412414
I assume their using a plastic junction box if any at all, I'm surprised that the circuit isn't tripping.
>>1412724
How has this not already started a fire? The photographer should have turned off the circuit before taking that pic. What/how is that bus mounted anyway?
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>>1412380
That's pretty common for shitty office buildings, the lowest bidders can't be fucked to slap some masking tape over the outlets
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>>1415162
seen that exactly once... a leak started in my rv about 5 years after I tightened a brass npt fitting.
didn't gorilla wrench it on either. almost wonder if there was a microcrack that finally yielded after years of temperature cycling.
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>>1412521
I've had this in two houses I've lived in due to shitty diy electrical work by the previous owners, and I always found the problem areas the hard way. Though, what I find the strangest, is that after I got shocked for the first time, I kept touching the object that shocked me repeatedly for several minutes, and after I stopped, my arm was tingly for the next half hour or so, and now I have an electroshock fetish (where I'm the one getting shocked).
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>>1415205
>How has this not already started a fire?
It already did, look at the charred insulation / tape.
Beyond that if there's no fuel, there's no fire.
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>>1412421
There is a really good chance that what you are seeing is nothing more than capacitive coupling to a high impedance input.
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>>1415217
But it would be pretty well coupled to ground also, it would act as a capacitive voltage divider and not show the full 120V, unless he's on eurovoltage. I'm on 240 where I live and I only got 50VAC from capacitive coupling through a USB flyback converter, so I doubt he's getting anything close to that with just a loose wire flopping in the breeze.
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>>1412724
This should be renamed to "light-emitting bolt".
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>>1415476
This all looks perfectly o...nooooo

>Russia

Oh wait let me put on my surprised face.
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>>1412414
I have that exact same multimeter!
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>>1415162
I was thinking they put too much teflon tape on it and crammed it i there anyway
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>>1415137
No fuse, by the looks of it.
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>>1415514
Are there actually morons out there that think this would work? How poor do you have to be to resort to something like this?
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>>1415518
obviously it did work because they're not broken and i doubt the person that placed those there is the one that took the picture
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>>1412380
About ten years ago I worked in a government school infrastructure grants programme here in Australia. I don't know if it's still the case, but a single government owned company in a state here in Australia had the legal monopoly on all school maintenance, refurbishment, repairs, etc. There were actually two states like this, but I only visited one of them. They wouldn't do what you have there, but they wouldn't mask off shit either, so there'd be random paint strokes over outlets and switches, and paint all around the sides, paint dripped on carpet and desks. Just generally really shitty workmanship, and teachers/administration would complain to the government but nothing would get done. Same company operates in other states without that monopoly and their standards suddenly raise.
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>>1415518
If it gets you from your house to the autoshop, it is not stupid.
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>>1415190
in 3rd world countries
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>>1415530
that's what i call an energizing shower!
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>>1412380
>holes even accessible at all

>>1415530
for what purpose would a mains power rated knife switch ever have any reason to exist?
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>>1415614
>for what purpose would a mains power rated knife switch ever have any reason to exist?
to keep the Brazilians population in some ranges
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obligatory pick
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>>1412414
Ground fault. Hot wire connection came loose and is grounding on the metal yoke of the device. Yoke (and screw) is energized. The other screw is not making physical contact with the energized yoke and has a 0 potential. The meter picks up the 120v potential off the hot screw, compares it to the isolated screw (0 potential) and shows the 120v. If you touch that hot screw and anything else contuctive it gonna bite ya son.
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>>1415190
In trap houses...
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>>1415067
HVAC is fun
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>>1415530
had one of these when i was in kenya. really nice middle class man rented his upper floor to me and a few friends for a couple of weeks and holy shit was this terrifying. thankfully due to water shortages (water was trucked in) we didn't shower too often.
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>>1415524
variable valve timing
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>>1415732
that's what you get for being daft and building a castle in a swamp.
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>>1415747
used these a lot in asia, latin america and africa, never had a problem. Was a bit scary the first times but you get used to it.
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>>1415732
time for somebody to call the dock repair guy
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>>1415715
That is a gas outlet though. Pic is probably from a physics room.
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>>1415715
This kills the jews
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>>1416055
>>1416058
What's going on here? Aren't these just typical crypto-currency farms?
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>>1412724
I'm going to show this to all future people i hear complain about strict rules of electrical fuses and requirements for cable installation.
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>>1415067
>>1415707
I've never done any plumbing, what is going on here?
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>>1415190
Maybe where you live. Here, that kind of stupidity would disqualify you for insurance for 5 years, the exact thing you would hope you had when this inevitably goes wrong. Not saying you can't remember this installation, but when your brother is house sitting for you and suddenly wants to use your conveniently installed outlet for some heavy machinery.
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>>1415643
At least its stuck to the leg of a fiberglass ladder, right guys? heh, right?
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>>1415526
>obviously it did work because they're not broken

You need to try to work with an idiot. One who does this, would almost certainly be so proud of his ingenuity, that he would take a picture before using the thing.
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>>1415735
What am I looking at here?
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>>1416249
Thought the same thing. Figured that it looking like a finely machined piece, i might be a part of an engine or something similar, where a bolt was left, and then stamped (kek) into the steel at enormous force, and chunks of the bolt shattered of and started messing up other areas, and maybe then going out the exhaust and ruining everything from that point on. I might not be correct, but that would be funny.
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>>1416055
To be fair, no one is EVER going to repair that, they'll just rip it out and start ove.... Is that a transformer in the bottom right?
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>>1416250
oh fuck LUL. I just figured out what it was. Some dumbass left a bolt inside of a combustion chamber when putting an engine together.
I never would have thought that an engine produced that much force in the first cycle. I would have thought that the inertia of everything wouldn't have let that happen.
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>>1416242
That's on a refrigeration system. It's a pressure relief safety in case the pressure gets too high it will blow at 450lb. Someone has capt the left one off and ran the stem out closing off the right one.
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>>1416252
the one pic just looks like its a mess i don't see anything wrong from what i can see the second one is wired wrong the com wire should be in a daisy chain pic related
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>>1416252
i see 3 transformers
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>>1415518
>>1415533
See the level of rust on the broken end. It had been been like that for years.
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>>1415735
>>1416250
A piston in an engine that a bolt was dropped into. The engine was started and the bolt was found!
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>>1412724
Cigarette lighter.
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My wife and I looked at a house where they installed a new furnace. They dug through the foundation, just to put a furnace deep in the hole, put it on a concrete block and call it good.

Seems like removing the old one would have been less effort.

pic related, horrible picture I took.
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>>1414360

HOLY FUCK that makes me nervous just looking at it...
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>>1416467
why americans can't take photos?
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>>1415732
>shitty bayou garbage
>image is 2x as large as it needs to be in dimension and 10x as large as it needs to be in size
>image isn't composed at all, subject is off center, not large enough to be seen in thumbnail

americans need to be banned from smartphone and cameraphone use
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>>1412421
the screws on the cover plate have electricity flowing through them
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>>1417177
theyre supposed to. it's for attaching alligator clips to get an extra plug out of the wall for things that dont use a standard wall plug and just have screw terminals.

retards only think they arent meant to be energized because pajeets and abduls paint over them when they ""renovate"" apartments.
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>>1415908
This. Sometimes you do get a shock through the valves/plumbing, and if you're in Asia or South America they're usually mounted much lower, to where if you're tall-ish and very unlucky with the water's conductivity you can get a decent shock.
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>>1415911

You know you're set once his boots are on the ground.
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>>1417190

That's only with incorrect wiring.

I had one that gave me a gentle buzz one day so I immediately told everyone not to use it. Checked the connections and noticed the ground was loose. Tightened it up and no more buzzing.
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>>1416055
holy shit that's sexy
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>>1415643

>load
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>>1415521
You found my propane bottle hose to propane vehicle regulator
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>>1417467
fuckin' saved
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>>1417190
>>1417311
There's a reason they're known as Suicide Showers.
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>>1417480
what in the actual fuck is going on here

they put the wrong diameter bearing in?
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>>1417158
You can't say it's not grounded at least. That's technically incorrect.
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>>1417496
unfortunately there is no real requirement in most electrical codes to specifically ground extraneous metal parts, only to bond them.
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>>1417177
It's actually not flowing. It must be a plastic box. One of the switches is still grounded, the other is hot through some fault.
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>>1417522
Ground is for rf. If you want electrical protection it needs bonding.

Even a whole 8' copper gound rod isn't a low enough resistance path to trip breakers and shit in all soil conditions. I've seen up to 5 needed
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>>1417522
What

Dont you have to mesure loop impedance

You mesure the resistance between ground and the live wire

So ground has to be conected with the ground of the transformer or the generator
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>>1417542

I could maybe understand this if the holes where spaced out front to back, but all in the same line? How can you be this retarded
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>>1417560
>How can it hold air now? Derp.


So the actual story behind this is it was being pre-drilled so it could be cut in half easier and welded back together. The rim was too wide. Its pretty common on highly customized cars.
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>>1417495
Either that or someone dun goofed with the end support block
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>>1414360
Someone grounded their shit to the hot water line instead of the cold and then had a ground fault. From the heater the current grounded out through the gas line.
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>>1417581
>Someone grounded their shit to the hot water line instead of the cold and then had a ground fault.

funny how 4chan doesn't believe anything like 911 or sandy hook or las vegas, but you fall for this joke. what was it, a fucking 100 amp line? look at a 20 amp conductor and compare to the copper in that gas line. no fucking way would it be glowing at 20 amps; more than that and the breaker trips.

or do you actually believe a 50 or 100 amp line was somehow mixed up with the GAS heater?

lol. 4chan. you gotta love it.
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>>1417597
Im not an electrician but it looks like the house lost there neutral so the whole house is grounding through the gas line and since that flexible is so thin its heating up because there probably is 60 or so amps going through it because there is no breaker on the neutral
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>>1415053
Lost my shit
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>>1417545
Yes we do, anon is retarded..
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>>1412414
This is a classic-seen almost identical situations. That meter is not being fooled. Handyman Hank came along and changed the switch himself, put in a new "3 way" which was actually a single pole switch. He used the green screw as one of the strap legs. Now it doesn't work right from both sides and the actual electrician comes in and fixes it. This of course doesn't blow the breaker on your standard plastic box.
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>>1415206

Saw it often in public buildings where prison labor has been used to paint as well.
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>>1417748
How the ever loving fuck do people fuckup the wiring of an outlet, they are practically idiot proof E is for earth (green), N is for neutral(black or blue) and L is for live(red or brown).
Then there is light fixtures and junction boxes the shit people do there is phenomenal.
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>>1417597
I'm really happy i keep seeing this as a video or gif online. This happened in a city not 25 minutes away from my house ahahaha. A couple was trying to rob a convenience store, and this was her grand getaway plan.
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>>1415137
did you not notice the nut is GLOWING RED
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>>1417496
a baggy of dirt is not ground.
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>>1417797
It will get heat dumped into it if there is moisture, won't it? Very low effective threshold proportionate to volume though
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>>1417820
There's no path for current to flow. A proper grounding rod will allow excess current to flow back to the generator/substation through it.
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>>1417542

idgi, what is this person trying to achieve?
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>>1412414

Buddy says 120 AC is right.
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>>1415790
>that's what you get for being daft and building a castle in a swamp.
>>1416399
>4832158.jpg

What, the curtains?
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>>1418312
I don't think you're supposed to have current on the screws.
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>>1418362
>current
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>>1418312
lol
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This whole thread reminds me of when I used to work for a living. Good thing they stuck me in an office.
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>>1418312
Obviously those are not screws but light-switch test-pads, very common.
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same shit
pasta images
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>>1417536
kek, thought that was the drive shaft for a second
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>>1413457
What are dick games?
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>>1418752
The ones which do not involve balls
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>>1415735

imagine the noise....
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>>1417787
Not really a getaway plan... More like panic induced retardation. Her boyfriend was being arrested at the front of the store, she ran to the back to try and get out but back door was locked. She found a ladder in the back room and crawled up into the ceiling for some mission impossible inspired hijinks.... The .gif is the end result of said hijinks.
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>>1418691
As an electrician/low voltage tech, it always annoys me when they decide to add wainscoting without telling anyone.
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>>1415485
fuck man, our state issued apartment back in Russia was built by army recruits and prisoners. half the shit was stolen. including the floors and the toilets..
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>>1419639
as a fellow electrician I also get annoyed with stuff like this... but hey I was just supposed to know every little thing they were thinking right?
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>>1415530
>>1417467
Are those water heaters?
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>>1415530
Pretty common in south america
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>>1415514
>>1415518
You see this in developing countries all the time. Some people gotta do what they can to get by.
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>>1415530
AGHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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>>1417467
Has to be a joke
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>>1419930
Oh, so you've never been to latin america
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>>1419964
Man, I just got back from a week climbing in central Mexico. Amazed the whole country hasn't burned to the ground. Even toddlers know not to touch metal on the street or any dangling wire ANYWHERE because there's about a 50% chance it's got 24-220V running through it.

Mexico is an entire country built on the principle of "good enough, don't touch it, we'll fix it later when it breaks".
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>>1419930
Nah. In El Salvador, that would be considered a pro job. I mean, c'mon, they used ACTUAL ELECTRICAL TAPE
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>>1417495
Chinese lineo-orbital drive. Fancy stuff.
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>>1414402
You say "wire" but that's the gas line. The GAS LINE seems to have been electrified!
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>>1415150
>>1415190
>>1415548 >>1415701 >>1416244
Common way to steel electric, in 3rd world countries, Europe, and backasswoods of US
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>>1417467
>ifeardeathbutalsolongforit
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>>1417787
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>>1420043
Climbing where?
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>>1421234
Mexico.
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>>1421238
Would it hurt to share the places u went climbing?
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>>1417475

I have been zapped by fridges, dish washers, washing machines and computer monitors as well.
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>>1421240
youre mum ass
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>>1420473
I'm not sure there even is a right was to deal with that, when you can't notch the beam.
Best I can come up with is turning shoe at an angle and connecting waste and overflow with a wye.
Anyone else got better ideas?
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>>1421341
>Anyone else got better ideas?
yeah leave it alone, it probably works fine.
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>>1421442
I meant original install.
if you ended up as in pic, there's no way to snake it without going underneath and disconnecting, vs normally just going through the overflow.
Can't imagine that drains so fast either
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>>1421447
>>1421442
>>1420473
>>1420472
OC originator here.i did what I could. Tub stopper didn't work. I had to put a floor stop in the bathtub
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>>1415521
>Gotta make sure there's a good seal
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>>1421240
Sierra Madre
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>>1412397
Fuckn I hate Phillips head screws
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>>1420468
>steel
why not copper? or tin?
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>>1415787
>>1415524
clearly, this is a slipping differential
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>>1421841
nigga all my drains are in a slab so who knows how they're configured. I'm assuming there are traps as I dont smell like ass according to friends. I snake that shit out as needed, most of the crap gets caught in the strainers/first trap and all you need for that is a pair of hemostats and one of the joint compound lid seal tools with some notches cut in it.
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>>1412414
just found something like this [spoiler]at home[/spoiler]. When turned off the light switch, the bulb with leds still were glowing, though mor hollow than when on. I wasnt aware of this voltage leak(?) before changing the bulb to this LED-bulb. I guess the switch (which has also some leds for nightlights has to be replaced. it's like 30 year old
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>>1423452
You probably didn't have current flowing back before switching to LED-bulbs. LEDs have a lot less resistance, and so now you notice that the switch is faulty.
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>>1423452
It's pretty unlikely that you've got a resistance across your switch in the order of kΩ, but it is possible. It's not just the capacitor in the bulb feeding the LEDs for a few seconds after turning off?
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>>1415514

Would be fine if they cut on the bottom and attached hose clamps between the spring the "cup"
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>>1424002
it wasnt seconds, but minutes. only checked it with a voltage detector pen before changing the bulb to a regular , but it indeed had some power there.
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>>1424195
How much power does it draw? It's unlikely that it lasts a few minutes just off a capacitor but still possible.
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>>1413457

Use clover instead of chrome for 4chan
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>>1424690
This
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Kitchen ceiling fan stopped working, so my buddy came and took a look at the new dome light we got for it. Turns out the wires are constantly hot, the switch no longer works, and now the back porch light doesn't work. Clusterfuck of wiring from the 60s and I'm raging hard
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>>1424715
pic related please kill me
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>>1424716
and the switch
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>>1424716
Outside of some moron not wiring up the thing correctly when they replaced the fixture it looks fine.

>>1424719
Everything looks good there except that it is old. Federal went under years ago. Well, and the wallpaper is a mess. Wiring seems okay.
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>>1424715
>Raging hard

Just got a wire crossed. Quit being a mellodramatic fag who has to call his boyfriend to fix a lightbulb.
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>>1420472
>>1420473

seen and done worse many many times, don't worry
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>>1424716
see that pair of wires not connected to anything? yeah one of those wires is meant to be connected to live. it loops around to the light through the switch.
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>>1421234
Pena de Bernal
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>>1424751
the wallpaper (besides being ugly) was fine, but since we're planning on ripping it off and painting anyway we pulled off some to get to the switch

>>1424763
you right, its the entire house that's making me rage though not this light. its from the 60s and pretty much everything is a hackjob

>>1424869
that's good to know, I'll take a look at it when I get home from work
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>>1419650
do you know how a hair dryer works?
It's the same concept, only that it's bigger and heats water instead or air
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>>1417536
Haha this looks like my first exhaust mod back in high school
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>>1415470
>>1415473
What's sad about this is that the person probably doesn't lack in ability, they're just so bad at math they can't develop angles properly.
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Behold frankenplumbing.
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>>1416247
look at the amount of rust in the broken-off part of the spring you smartass
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>>1425799
I'm more concerned with the wiring job. Jesus, did monkeys put that house together?
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>>1425822
Wiring wasn't done yet, waiting for the electrical panel to come in above that.
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>>1421271
Where?
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>>1417772
It is the old adage: You make something idiot proof someone makes a better idiot.
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>>1425836
ponos
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>>1425844

Fixed that for you
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>>1425876
>>1425844
I love using those Wallnuts best thing ever and can put them together/on with one hand.
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>>1425876
Didn't know that aluminium can be stranded
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>>1425881
Check out the wires on shitty Chinese ceiling light fixtures.
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It's tripping for a reason guys...
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>>1425881
I know it's extremely common in Industrial/commercial HVAC controls
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>>1412414
I've done this before, it's actually an ingenious method of redundancy in case the switches themselves go bad. If that happens, I'm able to turn on the lights by simply holding a paperclip to both screws. I doubt any of you "experts" would be familiar with this since none of you have the prerequisite IQ levels to enjoy the deep and complex humor of Rick and Morty.
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>>1413041
>>1413429
>>>/b/

>>1416244
>caring about insurance when you're stealing electricity

ok

>>1416333
which means it works just fine.

>>1416302
>a mess
not really, compared to most closets of electronics or networking..
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>>1418312
retards
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>>1424716
>>1424719
what's so bad about it? looks pretty standard. better actually since it's old as fuck and you actually have a ground wire there. Most don't.
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>>1417581
>From the heater the current grounded out through the gas line.
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>>1425881
lots of shit uses it..
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>>1424940
>Entire house makes me rage

Welcome to home ownership. I shit my pants for a week when I saw a water spot on the ceiling and presumed I'd be dropping $7,000 for a new roof. Water heater? Leak in the basement? Creaky floors? Sump pump fucked? Did I renew the insurance? Wife wants a remodeled ______? <5 million other things>

I love owning a house, but I also loved being in an apartment where I had free heat ( shoulda cranked that up and subleased it as hot yoga) and beat the shit out of everything. I made cherry liquor and tested the disposal to see if it would eat the pits.
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>>1425799
>Monkeys
Yes, spics.
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>>1425876
>>1425844
How do these compare to Wago? (Srs, be nice. I'm in Burgerland.
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>>1426411
If they are certified and made in 'murica - probably OK.
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>>1426454
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>>1426455
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>yeah the painters did a skim coat and they clogged up some of the outlets, can you go and replace a few of them for me?
Took fucking days.
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>>1426455

How did he even make turns more than 15°?
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>>1426481
Not my photos. Found them here a few years back. I'd love to know the story and aftermath.
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>>1426480
back charge time... easy money and fuck the wall up a little while you are at it to teach the dumb fucks what is up.
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classix
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>>1426411
they really do know how to make those connectors look yummy
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>>1425880
you know, the one issue i've had with wire nuts recently is that i was twisting the bastards tight enough that the wire poked out the back end.
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>>1426713
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>>1426720
wtf
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>>1415614
>tfw you pop your sockets cherry
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>>1415530
Beam me up Scotty
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>>1415485
I thought it was Mexico
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>>1417467
nigger-rigged: the picture
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>>1426480
really? it took days..

I could clean 10 of those in 10 minutes with a exacto knife. So curious as to what method you used.
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>>1427742
Asthetically, yes. But your efforts are for not electrically.
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>>1415530
Ah the suicide shower. There were A LOT of terrified olympians at the games in Rio.
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>>1424940
My house was built in the 50s. I work on a building built in the 60s. If you're going to do electrical, learn electrical, and learn where your circuits run. 1st rule of working on electrical, learn your breakers, and use them. Don't trust the switch on the wall the first time you play with it.
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>>1424940
>you right, its the entire house that's making me rage though not this light. its from the 60s and pretty much everything is a hackjob
The house doesn't make you rage, not knowing how to DIY is causing your rage.
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>>1417166
>salty yuropoor
remember who invented the transistor you poor poor fool
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>>1427742
Every socket and switch had to be replaced and shimmed out to match the new wall thickness.

Not everything was wired correctly and a lot of time was wasted getting that sorted.
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>>1412428
>i haven't been screwing in the ground all the way, just wrapping it around

how fucked am I?
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>>1427965
Probably ok if it's solid-core, provided it's not in an environment where it will oxidise.
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>>1427951
Lilienfeld, apparently German.




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