Really Bad Wiring Jobs



  • Blogstuff, SFW:

    Part 1

    Part 2



  • wow, thats just a little scary though I have seen similar in the server room of the last company I worked for



  • I like the one where they use the cables to hang the modems like ornaments on a christmas tree.
     



  • I like the trouble light hanging off of picture 3.



  • WTF comb

    WTF pipes 

    I am in awe. 



  • I've seen things like pictures 5-9 in the Philippines (though the signs in the background in picture 5 are in an unfamiliar script to me.... everything in the Philippines would be in English or Tagalog, both of which use Western script). 

    In Makati, I noticed that all of the restaurants and fast food places had generators chained to the stores sitting out on the sidewalk.  Power failures were frequent.

     



  • I like the linked story:

     

    Damn those astronauts and their half-assed wiring!  



  • Electrical wiring jobs like those are pretty common in the Dominican Republic.  Most of the wires connected to the power lines are just someone who hooked on to steal electricity.  They seem to think they have a right to free electricity, and they complain whenever the power goes out (the power company there implements rolling blackouts to cut costs) even though they're the cause of the blackouts (they don't pay, so the power company can't stay running 24/7, so they get mad and refuse to pay, etc, it's a vicious cycle).  It was lots of fun.

     



  • I'd really hate to be near the poles in #7. That just looks like spark bombs and/or an electrical fire waiting to happen.



  • I'm pretty sure the woman using a fiber optic cable as a hair tie is bending it outside (or is it inside?) of it's minimum radius.  Aren't those things labeled with (be gentle, I don't have one in front of me):  Do not bend in a loop tighter than 7in.

     



  • @s0be said:

    I'm pretty sure the woman using a fiber optic cable as a hair tie is bending it outside (or is it inside?) of it's minimum radius.  Aren't those things labeled with (be gentle, I don't have one in front of me):  Do not bend in a loop tighter than 7in.

    The minimum bend radius varies depending on the kind of fibre, but yet, they do have one. Any bend tighter than that will instantly fracture the glass core, rendering it largely useless for data traffic (although there's no externally visible damage and you won't find out until you hook a tester to it. Glass is incredibly brittle stuff, it won't stand up to any punishment at all. 



  • @Critter said:

    I've seen things like pictures 5-9 in the Philippines (though the signs in the background in picture 5 are in an unfamiliar script to me.... everything in the Philippines would be in English or Tagalog, both of which use Western script). 

    In Makati, I noticed that all of the restaurants and fast food places had generators chained to the stores sitting out on the sidewalk.  Power failures were frequent.

     

     If you're still wondering, I'm pretty sure those signs are in either Hindi or Bengali
     


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