How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener - Fine Homebuilding

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How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener

comments (2) March 23rd, 2011 in Blogs
TheTimberTailor Matt Jackson, member

Video Length: 2:49
Produced by: TheTimSeattle


DIY Gone Bad

This starts out looking like a bad temporary wiring job and quickly evolves into an unbelievable concoction of code-busting absurdities.

Credit Where Credit is Due

Thanks to TheTimSeattle for capturing this video and granting permission for me to post it here for FHB viewers to watch in wonder.  Wonder how on earth the whole thing didn't go up in flames, that is.



posted in: Blogs, electrical, garage, appliances

Comments (2)

arcflash arcflash writes: thats door rated cable (and extension chords), and he has plenty of electrical tape and staples. What's the problem?
Posted: 5:18 pm on March 26th

rwotzak rwotzak writes: I had a similar situation in my house when I moved in. The previous owner powered a little workshop in his shed with some 12-gauge romex that he buried about 4 inches under the lawn! It's a good thing he never decided to plant any shrubs back there...One good scoop with a spade and ZAP!

The guy ran the cable underground from the shed to the filter pump for the above-ground pool, then under the gravel around the pool, and then stapled it to several deck joists before he sent it into the basement to connect it to the BX cable feeding the basement lights.

He also thought vinyl siding made a good wire chase for feeding exterior electrical boxes.
Posted: 12:46 pm on March 23rd

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