OK, I'd like to hear about the scariest electrical you have ever encountered.
Here is my opening contribution (pics to follow next week):
My next big job requires commercial electrical and plumbing in a medium sized, two story building. "The plumbing is easily access from underneath in the basement," says the owner. "But the basement is a little flooded. You'll have to install a new sump pump."
Down we got into the basement and I can see abou 1 1/2" of standing water in the 50'x35' finished portion. "Where can I see the space under the flooring," I ask.
"Turn left," he says as I hit the standing water, holding onto the wall ... so I turn left and in front of me is ... wait for it ... a 20' wall full of main and breaker panels, many of them with rust on the doors.
Before I do anything more next week, that basement will be pumped out till bone dry.