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Caption This for 12/30/11

Posted December 29, 2011 4:45 PM by Kaplin

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12/29/2011 5:57 PM

Sure it will pass! I couldn't find anything in the code book specifically saying anything against doing this way!

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12/29/2011 5:59 PM

I don't need no stinking code books I am a licensed contractor.

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12/29/2011 8:12 PM

A rare view inside John Hutchinson's Apartment/Laboratory.

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12/29/2011 9:39 PM

Is this what they mean, when they say to try to balance the load?

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12/29/2011 11:23 PM

Believe it or not... the conductors feeding this panel actually ran up the raceways supporting it.

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01/01/2012 12:29 AM

I can believe it. What does surprise me is that nobody has commented on the open panel box on the wall or the various stripped unterminated wires.

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12/30/2011 2:07 AM

NEMA-1 exercise, with a loose Romex clamp off to the left; maybe someone stepped on that wire.

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12/30/2011 3:16 AM

I've seen worse.

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12/30/2011 3:22 AM

Brown & Root Construction G job... All it needs to do, is kinda work!

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12/30/2011 4:06 AM

We are Electrons we demand our right to freedom from the tyrany of tidiness ha ha haaaaaa
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12/30/2011 4:20 AM

So long as the juice doesn't spill out of the box onto your fingers!

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12/30/2011 5:22 AM

Honored Sirs,

I am designing electricy substation in desert for nucleer plant. I am not understaning meaning of word insulation. Plese explan with exemples wear it is used. I have pikture of first pilot projet.

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12/30/2011 5:51 AM

To attack pikture, hav .jpg or .bmp or .gif file close to hand. From menu bar, pick symbol that look like camera. Paste filename into little white window. Eezy!

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12/30/2011 5:58 AM

I know when it jacks down it will wipe the gauge off the pipe. So move the pipe.

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12/30/2011 6:11 AM

What? Haven't you seen a RBJB defore?

Really Big Junction Box

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12/30/2011 6:46 AM

The plasterers will finish this off.....

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12/30/2011 7:34 AM

What, all they told me was 42" off the floor? See...it fits!

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12/30/2011 8:37 AM

It needed to be that big, the centripetal, structural, forces caused by the electrons traveling that curve in the cable are huge.

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12/30/2011 8:37 AM

Obviously some of the best shipboard wiring I have ever seen!!

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12/30/2011 8:50 AM

But Boss, my wire was too short and I didn't want to pull another one so I thought this would work ok too.

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12/30/2011 9:12 AM

What you can't see is this next to it...This is what happens when an electricians helper decides to wire his friends house with left over parts....

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12/30/2011 9:59 AM

"Field to fit, wire to work, paint it to match."

You will find this somewhere on every major construction job. Sigh.

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12/30/2011 1:17 PM

At first I thought this was a picture of my Dad's basement, but then I realized no duct tape.

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12/31/2011 9:17 AM

What would you expect in this neighborhood?

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01/03/2012 8:24 AM

This is what it looks like when you have more engineers per capita than in any other country in the world.

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01/12/2012 12:53 PM

What kind of bird lives in this nest?

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An illegal.

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01/01/2012 1:37 AM

This is what the beating heart of a five star hotel looks like.

Extortionate room rates pay for this......

....quality.

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01/02/2012 5:23 PM

An example of an electron drip tray.

As you can clearly see the down pipes are used to return unused electrons to a reservoir for reused later.

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01/13/2012 12:37 PM

What's wrong with it?

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