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Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by jshimmin, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. jshimmin

    jshimmin LawnSite Member
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    Found this on a subdivision entrance we're doing. This was the "enclosure" used for a junction on some UF. It's a tube of silicone cut in half with the wire nuts placed up inside it.

    It's not the worst thing we've found there so far.

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  2. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You have to give them some points for inventiveness.

    Around here we have a contractor who uses Marrette 333's and then fills them with silicone. (no this doesn't work) All this effort, mess, and ineffectiveness to save a few cents per connection.
     
  3. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    At least an attempt was made to protect it. I usually come across wirenuts with electrical tape.
     
  4. RLI Electric

    RLI Electric LawnSite Senior Member
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    I found a baby food jar once inside a fluorescent light fixture with taped connections. I think the jar was UL listed
     
  5. sal rodriguez

    sal rodriguez LawnSite Member
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    the phone company uses a setup similar to that around here in california. It's a plastic bottle with epoxy in it. cut off the top; and insert wires. wait till dry and bury in ground or in a valve box with the phone company name on it.

    sal
     
  6. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Its that 'wait til dry' thing that kills me. :laugh: Only an employee would consider this a good use of time!

    If this was a Union shop I'm sure they would push for the use of a slow cure silicone or resin & hardener. :laugh:
     
  7. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ha, Unions! :laugh: You took the words right out of my mouth James.
     
  8. RLI Electric

    RLI Electric LawnSite Senior Member
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    I worked for the phone company down here for a bit. They would start one of those splices right at the end of the day so they can wait till dry while reading a magazine on overtime. Most ridculous waste of time and money you have ever seen.
     
  9. RLDesign

    RLDesign LawnSite Member
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    Hello Bob,

    That sounds really productive. Thanks for the call yesterday. My phone died. Please call me anytime you need anything or have more time to talk. We have jobsite Olympics to keep our guys tuned up through the season: speed crawling on knees is one event (like under a crawlspace), speed of perfect stripping (of wires), and trenching 50 ft. with the 4" hand trencher (sandy soils). We compete as individuals and race on jobsites. It keeps things fun and gets stuff done.

    Take your next team and have a challenge. Offer lunch as reward. It really gets boring on jobsites unless we make it fun!!

    Talk soon.

    Tanek
    Reynolds Lighting
     
  10. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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