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#103637 - 10/18/02 05:12 AM Is the tape listed for this use?
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Duct tape was not available!
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#103638 - 10/18/02 07:13 AM Re: Is the tape listed for this use?
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Wheres the Service cable? Inside the pole? Maybe the tape is temporary while he's gone to get his drill(yea right).

It is very common site around here to see the handhole covers on streetlighting poles taped on by the poco.(concrete poles)
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#103639 - 10/18/02 07:14 AM Re: Is the tape listed for this use?
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Yikes!

I would say no.

Don't think electrical tape is that strong...and it probably won't stand up to the hot sun and the rain either.

Is the tape actually holding these boxes tight against the pole or just keeping the meter box cover closed?

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#103640 - 10/18/02 07:27 AM Re: Is the tape listed for this use?
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Is this one of those "South of the Border" specials?

Mike (mamills)

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#103641 - 10/18/02 07:53 AM Re: Is the tape listed for this use?
bobp Offline
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Whoever, did this should be severely chastised. I mean, after all, what self-respecting person would find themselves without duct tape.

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#103642 - 10/18/02 09:57 AM Re: Is the tape listed for this use?
Joe Tedesco Offline
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I found this in Elmira, New York while exiting a small store area.

I was in a rented car and drove it from the airport nearby.

If someone in that area can take a look when they pass that area I would bet it is the same way.

I don't know why the tape was used? May have been to keep the cover on the meter socket enclosure.
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#103643 - 10/18/02 11:13 AM Re: Is the tape listed for this use?
mamills Offline
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Joe:
Is the pole tilted at an angle in order to keep rain out of that load center/disco/whatever-it-is? Looks kinda like a homebrew cover...(maybe that's the reason for the tape)

Mike (mamills)

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#103644 - 10/18/02 01:42 PM Re: Is the tape listed for this use?
Sean WB Offline
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Registered: 09/15/02
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Is that a padlock on the service panel?? big no no. Must be accesible. I would like to know where the SE cable is well I guess the tape would deem it inaccesible too unless its that "jap-wrap" brand LOL

[This message has been edited by Sean WB (edited 10-18-2002).]
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#103645 - 10/18/02 02:20 PM Re: Is the tape listed for this use?
Bjarney Offline
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Er, a literal plethora of tape colors are out there, including black. www.thetapeworks.com/398.htm

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#103646 - 10/18/02 03:09 PM Re: Is the tape listed for this use?
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I say use Red....


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