Friday, September 19, 2008

This is Scary

Posted on/at 8:41 PM by Sparky

More from yesterdays post, This is the panel from the home that has the exterior electrified.
The neutral bar is completely oxidized and deteriorated. This panel is in need of replacement. The thing we couldn't believe is there was a real estate ad in this house and has this home listed as $169,000 and its on .03 acres? wow people are nuts.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Posted on/at 6:20 PM by Sparky

Wow what a day. Just when I thought i seen it all I come across this house. Its been a few years but I have seen this before a home with a foil based wrap under the siding that has become energized. The only reason we went to this house is a contractor we do a lot of work for had an employee get hit yesterday while working on an insurance job here. the contractor wanted someone to look to see what the problem was so he isn't blamed for it in relation to the insurance job he doing on the home.

After about five minutes in the house it was evident that they had done nothing. notice the harry homeowner job on the left where they used a piece of wood molding and finish nails to partially conceal this wire, and no this had nothing to do with the other problem.

Then in a closet we found this wire laying up against the end of a nail and it appears to have been smashed into the nail a number of times.These are only a few of the things we found I will put some more up soon.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Old Fireplace

Posted on/at 6:49 PM by Sparky

Old house's amaze me I love all the history and looking at all the old stuff so you can get an idea how people used to do things, really makes you understand how easy we really have it. can you imagine having to use this fireplace to cook with every day from getting the firewood to the big kettle and just imagine how hot it would get in there on a hot day,by the way it was 90 one day last week.

This switch isn't really that old but it was in such good shape still. most of the ones like this I have run across over the years are broken. this would be fun to try and wire hot.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Damaged Wire

Posted on/at 4:32 PM by Sparky

This is the wire a guy hit the other day, he is lucky it didn't break the messenger cable and fall on him. The power company was supposed to come out on Friday to cut it loose but as you can see its still hanging around. They were told of the condition of it to but didn't seem to concerned with it. guess if it falls on someone its their lawsuit.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Back To The Basics

Posted on/at 6:19 PM by Sparky

A small refresher for everyone since we all forget from time to time.