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Your laziness and stupidity is still making me richer!

Did a bunch of stuff for a home sale closing the HI found. Four of which were receps that showed open ground.

 

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Haha, my sparky looked up in the attic at the current remodel, came down and said to me, cha-Ching!
 

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Nice! It's because it would have taken so much longer to hook up that extra wire. :laughing:

Just curious how you remedy an open ground (per the HI addendum ) in older houses when there's no ground (like when they replaced a two-prong receptacle with one with the ground socket) Do you mostly reinstall a two prong receptacle?
 

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Nice! It's because it would have taken so much longer to hook up that extra wire. :laughing:

Just curious how you remedy an open ground (per the HI addendum ) in older houses when there's no ground (like when they replaced a two-prong receptacle with one with the ground socket) Do you mostly reinstall a two prong receptacle?
GFI or just put on the NEG sticker.
 

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Your laziness and stupidity is still making me richer!

Did a bunch of stuff for a home sale closing the HI found. Four of which were receps that showed open ground.

"Don't need no stinkin' ground. It's one a' them thar g.f.c.i. thangs." :thumbsup:
 

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Your laziness and stupidity is still making me richer!

Did a bunch of stuff for a home sale closing the HI found. Four of which were receps that showed open ground.

Is this box also in violation on the cu. in. requirement? Even if not I detest trying to cram a bulky GFCI into a small box. I prefer the 4 in square w/plaster ring if a single
 

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Is this box also in violation on the cu. in. requirement? Even if not I detest trying to cram a bulky GFCI into a small box. I prefer the 4 in square w/plaster ring if a single
Kinda hard to install those in a remodel.....
 

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Very important for those blue boxes to be grounded
It is in Canada, we have to ground all plastic boxes.

That's why the ones w/o grounds arn't CSA/ULC listed.



Is this box also in violation on the cu. in. requirement? Even if not I detest trying to cram a bulky GFCI into a small box. I prefer the 4 in square w/plaster ring if a single
It's a retro box, see the ears?
 

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how the hell can you get rich, fixing someones fuk-up. it's just another job.
i get called in many times to "help" others finish, never got rich on any of those jobs.
I actually try to avoid other peoples messes.
 
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how the hell can you get rich, fixing someones fuk-up. it's just another job.
i get called in many times to "help" others finish, never got rich on any of those jobs.
I actually try to avoid other peoples messes.
I didn't say that one job paid for my retirement. But if the stupid lazy dipwads did a proper job, I wouldn't make ANY money fixing their fook-ups.
 
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how the hell can you get rich, fixing someones fuk-up. it's just another job.
i get called in many times to "help" others finish, never got rich on any of those jobs.
I actually try to avoid other peoples messes.
Or if you are like me you underestimate the extent of the screwups on your quotation and end up making very little money. :whistling
 

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how the hell can you get rich, fixing someones fuk-up. it's just another job.
i get called in many times to "help" others finish, never got rich on any of those jobs.
I actually try to avoid other peoples messes.
Not sure if he meant it literally, just saying that jobs that aren't completed right just mean more work for him.
 

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Surprised they do not bond the wooden stud too.

Or maybe the leave that to the siding guys to do that for them when using 2.5"-3" nails!
 
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