Interesting and dangerous electrical repair in an apartment - Photo

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I came across something very interesting and extremely dangerous in an apartment yesterday. Are you kidding me?

 

I have never seen such an attempt to repair a light switch, and I would not recommend doing such a repair as this one. Electricity is not something to be taken lightly, hire a qualified professional to make any improvements or repairs.

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Lenn Harley
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I don't get it.

Where's the "repair".

Apr 15, 2014 04:44 AM #3
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Oh my goodness!  I can not even imagine how anyone would find this acceptable even on a temporary basis.  

Apr 15, 2014 04:51 AM #4
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Wow, that is a little shocking, thanks for sharing.

Have a Big day,

Randy

Apr 15, 2014 05:49 AM #5
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Suzanne Otto
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Hmmmm....I'm trying to think of what would make a person think "This should work!"

Apr 15, 2014 07:35 AM #6
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I had to look twice at this, I couldn't believe that someone would do this Debbie.

Apr 15, 2014 05:24 PM #7
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This is a first for me too John.

Apr 15, 2014 05:24 PM #8
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You are right Lenn, there are many things here. The metal hook for one; also the broken switch on the left, the bad paint job, the silicon caulk around the switch cover, or maybe the rusty screws. We removed everything shown.

Apr 15, 2014 05:25 PM #9
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The resident may have reasons for these repairs that they did without management knowing Karen.

Apr 15, 2014 05:25 PM #10
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Could be very shocking Randy.

Apr 15, 2014 05:25 PM #11
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Suzanne - Drugs, alcohol, mental illness, paranoia... and that's just the ones that I'm aware of.

Apr 15, 2014 05:26 PM #12
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Best wishes for a successful transaction. The home sellers know that they are in good hands when they use your services.

Apr 15, 2014 08:52 PM #13
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Jay Markanich
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Well, hopefully this was at the kitchen sink, so the person using that switch would be wearing rubber gloves.

Yes, that comment was just as sarcastic as you think it to be.

Apr 15, 2014 09:48 PM #14
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Peter den Boer
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Tom - Really? I would ask what were they thinking...but the obvious answer is, they weren't.

Apr 15, 2014 11:50 PM #15
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Whitney Watson
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Wow, just wow. And the person that did this is still alive and breathing?!

Apr 16, 2014 05:35 AM #16
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I hope they do ABRG!

Apr 16, 2014 10:48 AM #17
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I was in the bathroom Jay, but I wouldn't touch it even with gloves on.

Apr 16, 2014 10:48 AM #18
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Definitely not thinking Peter!

Apr 16, 2014 10:48 AM #19
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Yes, I saw them moving. Perhaps luckier than he realizes Whitney!  :)

Apr 16, 2014 10:48 AM #20
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Money is always well spent when invested in the kitchen and bathrooms. Timely tips for this hot selling season.

Apr 16, 2014 08:29 PM #21
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Hmmmm...

Did you read the post ABRG?

Apr 17, 2014 07:03 AM #22
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