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#111752 - 02/10/07 01:00 PM Plumbing Service
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4229
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
From P38J, another bomb!

This is in a friends home he just bought. It has been built and remodled for the past 100+ years. It looks like the plumber had help installing the service. I didn't get to critique it much other then the missing KO's and romex fittings. He's "thinking" he may need it replaced. On a better note, I guess I will be adding to my antique collection with some of the old switches that are in the house.
Regards, Jerry

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#111753 - 02/10/07 01:40 PM Re: Plumbing Service
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
They really need to get a KO seal on that 4" rd box.
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#111754 - 02/10/07 07:32 PM Re: Plumbing Service
CTwireman Offline

Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 839
Loc: Connecticut, USA
And it's a Zinsco panel! I would just leave it alone.


#111755 - 02/11/07 11:17 AM Re: Plumbing Service
Alan Nadon Offline

Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 398
Loc: Elkhart, IN. USA
Someone really needs to start making 45 degree ells for electricians so we don't have to keep use plumbing materials.
If it was easy, anyone could do it.

#111756 - 02/12/07 06:24 AM Re: Plumbing Service
resqcapt19 Offline

Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
Someone really needs to start making 45 degree ells for electricians so we don't have to keep use plumbing materials.

They do look at page 2 here.

#111757 - 02/12/07 09:05 PM Re: Plumbing Service
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
So now we just need to convince Home Depot to carry Crouse-Hinds malleable fittings

#111758 - 02/12/07 09:06 PM Re: Plumbing Service
EV607797 Offline

Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 756
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
That's a classic! I do have to ask the question: Is that K&T entering the 4" round boxes up top? If not, those bad boys are likely jam-packed for sure. The whole thing looks like an accident waiting to happen, albeit a quite creative installation.

This also looks like a split-bus panel with a two-pole 30 amp breaker in the lighting section. It's hard to tell, but are the poles of this breaker feeding two separate 120 volt circuits? Not that it really matters with this fire trap.

Great viewing for sure.

[This message has been edited by EV607797 (edited 02-13-2007).]

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."

#111759 - 02/14/07 08:14 AM Re: Plumbing Service
P38J Offline
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Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 8
Loc: Arlington, WA.
I will need to do more exploring in the next few weekends, the house is full of K&T and I wasn't really ready to dig into the electrical while visiting. EV, I think you're right about the 30's on the lower side though, they look like 2 separate circuts.... maybe they forgot the "tie-bar" (insert, "Nail") for the cb's and the water heater gets tied together somewhere else on that circut. On the boxes above you mentioned, it looks like K&T leaving the boxes and the old ungrounded romex going to the panel.
Sorry about the bad pic's, I'm new to the phone camera thing


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