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Paint My Conduit Up, Jim

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What is that I spot? There upon yonder wall? Has someone forgotten to put a conduit lid on that box? Why yes, and the painter has dutifully included it in their efforts!


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February 24th, 2015 at 11:36 pm

Calling No-one

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When testing a fire alarm system, my test key got stuck in a call point. Fair enough, sometimes the key can get caught on an internal spring. So I took the face off:

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Only to find out that there was nothing inside!

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It has been removed now, but it is very dangerous to have a call point that won’t trigger the alarm. Not good at all!


I Have A Crush On You

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Terminating onto the sheath of the cable can be extremely destructive- the device can function when re-powered, but the poor quality connection will eventually start arcing and overheat. It can lead to problems like: What Happens When You Terminate On The Insulation

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January 22nd, 2013 at 1:46 pm