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#105000 - 03/19/04 01:41 PM 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Huh?? 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood.



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#105001 - 03/19/04 03:51 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!
sparked Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
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AHHH!!! When will the plumbers ever stop messing with our wiring?
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#105002 - 03/20/04 04:57 AM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!
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Registered: 06/08/03
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Loc: Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
Take a look at the grounding/neutral? Is this a service panel?

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#105003 - 03/21/04 06:50 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!
ThinkGood Offline
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Registered: 08/07/02
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI
That's outright criminal...
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#105004 - 03/22/04 07:48 AM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1691
Loc: New York City
Might this little getup be a "retro-fit" where the breaker replaced a pony-cleat socket that was being used as a fuse holder?

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 03-22-2004).]
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#105005 - 03/22/04 10:59 AM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!
BigJohn Offline
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Registered: 03/06/04
Posts: 391
Loc: Boston, MA
Thank goodness I'm not an inspector, because if I stumbled across this mess, I'd be so dumbfounded I wouldn't even know where to begin: "That's in violation of everything... just... just get rid of it."

-John

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#105006 - 03/22/04 05:34 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!
Sir Arcsalot Offline
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Registered: 11/17/03
Posts: 127
Loc: Lynden, Washington
The character who did this is probably related to the same person who began using Lincoln Fuse Protectors. ARGGGHHH!!!!!
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#105007 - 03/22/04 06:07 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!
Bill Addiss Offline
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This panelboard is Amazing ....


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#105008 - 03/23/04 03:07 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!
pwood Offline
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Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 67
Loc: castella,calif usa
BIG JOHN,
as an inspector one of my favorite replies is"i can't find anything right!hire a licensed electrical contractor and have him call for re-inspection"
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#105009 - 05/28/04 12:13 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!
wirenut73 Offline
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Registered: 05/24/04
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Loc: Kansas City MO
I think Thomas Edison himself wouldve busted a gut on this one.
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