The boss getting frustrated with the dishwasher that he's hooked up and spent close to 3 hours trying to figure out why it's not getting power. He finally got so pissed off he grabbed the wire tail that was hanging out of the wall and yanked on it .. only to fall on his ass because the wire only went into the wall about 6" and was stappled to make it look like it went somewhere
[*]The bathroom bar light fixtures. Someone cut a hole in the drywall and dropped in about 4 ft of wire.
... 1. The difference between a CSA and non-CSA faucet was the lable. The purchasing agent got the supplier to hand deliver CSA lables. I would put the CSA label on the faucets when they were sent to the floor. The lables were hidden in the parts room and I was the only one who knew where they were kept. That did not comply with CSA standards at all, as the labels were to be put on only at the factory.
2. CSA wiring was crinkled and had paper covering. The sales department did not always stamp the build orders "CSA" so some coaches were built w/UL wiring. Now the inspectors were not stupid, and would pull the covers off of some of the receptacles and switches. So we were told to remove the wiring devices, wire nut CSA wire onto the UL wires, wire the devices and poke the extra wire back into the box. Of course, sometimes the existing wire was too short, especially if the staple was placed properly. You really had to pull on the UL wire to get enough length to wire nut the CSA wire, then you had to push all that extra wire and nuts back into a box that was not designed for that much wire. But a screwdriver and hammer usually made it all fit. ...
Splices in the middle of the wall, no box, one side wrapped with electrical tape, no wire nuts. Several of these in one house.
Bathroom light circuit run off one side of the 220 breaker for the water heater. Same house. We spent quite a while looking for the breaker that shut off the bathroom, before finding it several hours later when we shut off the water heater.
Didn't see this one myself, but we were working on a second story on a garage, the home owner comes out of the house and asks what it might mean if shutting off the main breaker won't kill power to the bathroom.
How about this one- an old house we remodeled- 1 circuit fed by 2 breakers. Apparently to turn off power to the south bedroom, you had to flip the breaker for the south bedroom and the kitchen (North side of the house on a different floor).
I am confused about the guy leaving as a ghost.. so he died?
True, I can understand it when it's an old house and the original wiring is done funny if that's just how they did things back then. But I just worked on an old house where I tore off some drywall to find a j-box just dangling inside the wall cavity with some relativaley new wiring in it, no cover and wires left exposed.The older the house, the more probability that a diy or handyman has "worked his magic" at some point.
I think he means he left, ghost meaning he wasn't there.