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#119277 - 12/14/04 03:49 PM Creative Fuse Clip Clamps
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This is a motor starter for a 200 HP pump which was installed in the early 60’s and is scheduled to be replaced soon. Appartently, the fuse clips loosened and someone got creative with beam clamps.


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#119278 - 12/14/04 06:14 PM Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps
electricman2 Offline

Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 234
Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
Whatever works!

#119279 - 12/14/04 06:37 PM Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps
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Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
Anyone see any particular hazard here?

A listing and labelling violation, for sure, but nothing serious compared to most of the other pics that get posted here. Certainly seems a good temporary fix, until new fuse clips (or proper clamps) could be obtained.

BTW, the inside of this panel is in REAL NICE shape for being 40-odd years old!

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#119280 - 12/15/04 02:25 PM Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps
ComputerWizKid Offline

Registered: 09/20/03
Posts: 116
Loc: Connecticut, USA
AT least there are fuses there and not a piece of copper pipe.
Theres always enough room in the junction box.You just need a bigger hammer

#119281 - 12/15/04 05:47 PM Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps
sparked Offline

Registered: 09/23/03
Posts: 101
Loc: Raleigh
How many amps are those fuses good for? They look huge to me, or are the labels just small?

#119282 - 12/15/04 07:25 PM Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 684
Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
You can learn something new every day. Maybe I could use beam clamps instead of split bolts to save $. It looks like they have a yellow crimp connectors double tapped on top of the fuses. Didn't they know they could have just used 1/4-20 screws into the beam clamp holes. The 1st wire at the top crimp looks a little scorched. Maybe they need a beam clamp to hold the wire tight in the crimp connector.


#119283 - 12/15/04 08:03 PM Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
As much as I hate to admit it, if they made those clamps in copper, it would be a darn good idea to me. (OK, bomb me )

Certainly seems a good temporary fix, until new fuse clips (or proper clamps) could be obtained.

Well, 40 yrs might be slightly pushing the envelope of "temporary"

#119284 - 12/16/04 12:18 AM Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps
Big Jim Offline

Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Denver, CO USA
Not Listed but, if most "fixes" were as neat and functional as that one, the world would be a bit safer

#119285 - 12/16/04 08:04 AM Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps
resqcapt19 Offline

Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
Go to the bottom part of this page for a listed clamp for this application.


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