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#105184 - 06/21/04 04:32 AM Live Exposed Wiring on Farm Property
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#105185 - 06/21/04 06:08 AM Re: Live Exposed Wiring on Farm Property
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Is that a contactor in the right box?

is there a part of the case missing or is that an "totally open frame" type

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#105186 - 06/21/04 07:32 AM Re: Live Exposed Wiring on Farm Property
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Looks like the righthand enclosure may have been for an indoor ~size-1 magnetic starter, possibly with integral motor-overload relay at one time. The present is an consumer-appliance-grade ‘definite-purpose’ contactor. Note that the appliance contactor has no arc-quenching features associated with its open contacts—that would be expected with NEMA-standard starters. I’ll be it spits pretty well if switching a significantly inductive load—like a stalled motor.

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#105187 - 06/21/04 10:33 AM Re: Live Exposed Wiring on Farm Property
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Notice the egc wrapped around the nm cable thereby providing suitable grounding of the jacket. uh hu

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#105188 - 06/22/04 08:20 PM Re: Live Exposed Wiring on Farm Property
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Very nice background graphic to set the photo in, Joe. Too cool.

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