What's wrong with this set up?

Originally Posted By: rharrington
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how many issues can you name? ]


Notice at the bottom of the siding corner piece a large wasp nest.

I recommended the electrical system in this whole house be evaluated. multiple double taps... unmarked hot wires.... incorrect mounting screws on main service panel and no cover on one of the sub panels. many reverse polarity and open ground plugs. Quad plugs in a metal box tied to stand in middle of the floor with quickties and the wire was coming up through the floor in a small unprotected hole.

This was used as a beauty salon... can't believe no one was hurt with all the hair dryers next to sinks. No GFCI any where.

Rick


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Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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The wasps are keeping the riffraff away from the service conductors, an important safety innovation.


Were both of those service drops hot or is it all coming in on the triplex with the other abandoned?


Originally Posted By: rcloyd
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Rick,


Sounds like a good call.


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Originally Posted By: rharrington
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Originally Posted By: jpope
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Why don’t I see the wasps nest?



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Originally Posted By: rharrington
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Jeff,


In the picture on the top entry. At the bottom of the aluminum siding corner piece. Sticking out from it is the wasp nest. It has the corner piece rounded out.

Hope that helps.

Rick


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Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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Are wasps a defect? Seem pretty harmless to me.


Originally Posted By: dedwards
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Those dang wasps can be alot of trouble, especially is the house has been emptry for a while. I did one last year that I “bombed” 9 nests before I got done. Those umbrella wasps will work on you and are aggressive little beggers. Worst ones are those damned yellow jackets that live in the ground. I carry benedryl tablets in the truck so if I get popped it helps counteract the histamine.


Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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I guess I live with nature better. I have never been stung by a paper wasp and I don’t usually knock down their nests.


Yellow jackes are another beast. They can get pretty aggressive.


Originally Posted By: dedwards
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ah yep.


Originally Posted By: jmurray
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I would have had to call out the clearance of the wires from the lower roof. If memory serves me correctly there is supposed to be a 3 foot clearance on a 4/12 roof and 9 foot on a flat or low slope roof.



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Originally Posted By: rharrington
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I would have had to call out the clearance of the wires from the lower roof. If memory serves me correctly there is supposed to be a 3 foot clearance on a 4/12 roof and 9 foot on a flat or low slope roof.


John, I had been thinking the same but wasn't sure. You can also stand on the staircase to the second floor "suite" and grab them on the way by. Maybe that's a hand rail eh? I was thinking they should be better protected that way. I recommended the whole electrical system be evaluated by a licensed contractor. This house was a mess.



Thanks,

Rick


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