Just When I Think I've Seen it All...

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

  Just When I Think I've Seen it All,someone sets the limbo bar Jumper MY Circuit expanderon creative and innovative ways of doing things to an alltime low. Need extra outlets in your room addition? Why bother with the hassle of having meddlesome codes inspectors or the expense of an electrician to do things right when you can do things the half-fast way and save a bundle with the handy-dandy "Jumper MY Circuit" expander.
     Run as many extra outlets as you feel you need and plug one end of the "Jumper MY Circuit" expander in one outlet or is that inlet and the other end in the inlet or is that the outlet. Gosh, I'm really getting confused. And Voila!!! There you have it! Power where YOU want it when YOU need it.
    And you think you have it easy being a real estate agent...

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Complete Home Inspections, Brentwood TN 615.661.0297
 

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Rainer
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Randy Holst
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I saw in one house where instead of running wiring through a conduit up in the attic, they just used an extension cord!

October 05, 2011 04:57 PM
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Charles Buell
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Michael, all kidding aside those things are extremely dangerous.  I only have found one of them and I got permission to cut both ends off of it.  When I was in art school I did a series of "conceptual art" pieces where various non-electrical things were made to look like they were wired and plugged into a receptacle.

October 05, 2011 06:07 PM
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Carl Winters

Michael: Just when I think I've seen it all. It's call creative wiring that should have a big DANGER sign attached.

Congratulations on the feature.

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October 05, 2011 06:19 PM
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Lisa Dunham
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Wow, I am not sure if I should laugh or cry!  This is too much ... LOL!

October 05, 2011 08:54 PM
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Marge Piwowarski
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I want one!  It looks safer than the arrangement in a home I showed today....

October 06, 2011 01:05 AM
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Sandy Acevedo
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale
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Hi Michael, Congrats on the feature. This would be funny if it were not so prevalent out there. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

October 06, 2011 01:53 AM
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Carol Zingone
Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL
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But wait, call NOW or in the next five minutes, and you can get some wonderful Ginsu knives that can cut both shoe leather and tomatoes!  Nice post...

October 06, 2011 06:03 AM
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Loreena Yeo
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Not sure if the person should be punished or hail for his great imagination. Either is still not a good practise.

October 06, 2011 10:59 PM
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Michael - I's just like to know what your face looked like when you discovered this - not sure if you smiled because it was so ridiculous or frowned in frustration. It's so bad, it's funny...in a bad way - lol!

October 06, 2011 11:44 PM
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Diane Osowiecki
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They just did that for you!  It is National Fire Prevention Month and all.

October 07, 2011 11:31 AM
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Laura S. Baker
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Oh my, that reminds me of a sit-ye-a-tion I had with some of my renters once.  They decided to rip out a light fixture from the bathroom vanity then preceded to call the city inspector due to what was behind the whole.  Turns out a previous owner used an extension cord plugged into an outlet in the attic, cut off the end and hard wired the other end to the light fixture over the vanity.  And I got the write up!  Oh the joys of being a land lord.

October 08, 2011 04:57 PM
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Randy Ostrander
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

Always scares me when I see someone use a jumper to get power on to a foreclosure that has had the power shut off. Until I know why the power was interupted it scares me to "fire" it up.

October 09, 2011 07:02 PM
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Suzanne Strickler
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Michael - What do you say to your client when you see something like this? Do you laugh or cry?

 

October 09, 2011 07:27 PM
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Laura Cerrano
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hahaha wow, I do not thing I've ever seen anything like that before hahaha :)

October 10, 2011 05:35 AM
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I think electrical things are the easiest for a homeowner to mess up because even Walmart sells lots of cool electrical products that don't require a user manual. LOL

October 11, 2011 12:29 AM
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Howdy and evening Michael

Michael,
folks sure do come up with some really off the wall ideas at times, on how to do things.

Have a good one
Dale

October 11, 2011 09:40 PM
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Wandanna Melliphant
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Hi,
This steals the show!
That's a job of a creative Electrician with extra… extra… imagination.
Thanks for laugh.

October 13, 2011 11:49 PM
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Georgie Hunter
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

I don't get it, what does this accomplish?  It just looks so wrong.

October 14, 2011 07:07 PM
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP

Hi Michael~ Didn't I see that on the home shopping network? If you ordered two for just $19.99, they would send you six for the same low price!

Astounding!

October 15, 2011 01:34 AM
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Janna Scharf
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Oh my gosh, these home inspection kinda photos of the wacky things people do always crack me up!

October 15, 2011 09:56 PM
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