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#114461 - 03/22/03 06:50 PM Three Violations:
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This is a main panel fed off of a transformer mounted at the top of the stairs in the loft of a commercial leased space. To the right of the stairs, about 12' away, is the man door (main entrance) and an over head garage door, both of which lead outside. The transformer has a means of disconnect on the line side. The panel has a main breaker. The overhead lighting is by switched via the breakers. No GEC or GE. Grounding is dependent upon the GRC of the interior conduit system.
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They decided to partition off the big warehouse. This is a straight through pull box with no splices.
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This is a ceiling mounted "dock light" switched by a wall mounted snap switch.

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#114462 - 03/23/03 12:48 PM Re: Three Violations:
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Websparky:
Out of burning curiousity, how is the meter at the panel wired????
Seems to be 3/4 conduit??
John
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#114463 - 03/23/03 01:12 PM Re: Three Violations:
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HotLine1,

You are correct...3/4 conduit.

Wiring? I was affraid to open the panel!
I just happened upon it and took the photo.
It is in one of the empty lease spaces.

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#114464 - 03/23/03 01:25 PM Re: Three Violations:
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There must be CTs in that panel to drive the meter.

I imagine it to be a old version of the digital meters we install when a landlord wants each tenant to pay for what they use.
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#114465 - 03/23/03 06:40 PM Re: Three Violations:
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Don't look likr any CT meters from my area.
Looks like a straight "line" 1 phase KWHr meter and a "old base"

Looking at it again, perhaps it monitors the load on the time clock.....must be a nice mess, using the panel as a wireway.
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#114466 - 03/24/03 03:11 PM Re: Three Violations:
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Hete, in Ont, Canada, 1P CT meters are outwardly undistinguishanle from their 200A
counterpart, and in fact use the same bases.

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#114467 - 03/27/03 03:44 PM Re: Three Violations:
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I notice the receptacles under the panel. This supports my contention that every panel ought to come from the factory with a receptacle as an integral part of the panel. One good sign: Hoffman sells a receptacle for mounting on DIN rails.

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