Originally Posted By: psabados
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OK, after seeing all the other garbage going on with the electrical system, went back in to the shop area to look at the rest of the equipment.
Back in the center of the room, looked over the furnace and hot water heater. Water heater TPR had been leaking for along time. I saw an unusual looking vent fan in the wall
(Sorry, picture wont load-keeps linking to nachi.org page. Cant figure out whats wrong. Its a JPG. ??)
The vent stack had a rag stuffed into the clean-out. A vent fan was installed on the wall. First I thought may-be a paint booth or hobby room
What the picture is showing is the back wall of a fiberglass tub enclosure, fan mounted right above it. Wired with 14-2, one leg used as a ground and the original 2 wire fan cord.
What I didn't get a picture of was the top of the ceiling. Cords laying over and in direct contact with copper water supply lines.
That's the vent fan viewed from the room. Couldn.t remove ceiling tiles to find other problems. It's not as bad as having a breaker box in that location, but I wouldn't want any of my friends or family using it.
Toilet and sink had problems, but the GFCI next to the sink was installed and working
Then the home owner decided he needed a kitchette installed right off the bathroom.
Hey whats the difference, hot tub, hot sink hot boxes. C'mon over to my house fella's you'll get a real charge out of it.
This is the kind of house that you wished you had a small production crew with camera's. A good 2 hours of video just on the electric
Watch what you touch out there people