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#119918 - 02/10/05 02:36 PM Burnt Meter
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Loc: NY, USA
(submitted via Joe Tedesco)
I thought you might like to have these for your album. The first one went up in flames as you can tell by the wall. I wonder how long the new one will last.

Peter Proffetty

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#119919 - 02/10/05 02:58 PM Re: Burnt Meter
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Registered: 08/08/04
Posts: 70
Loc: New Jersey
Is that upside down!!

#119920 - 02/10/05 05:40 PM Re: Burnt Meter
denny3992 Offline

Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 53
Loc: orwigsburg,pa USA
I didnt know they made set screw connectors rated 3r? it does look upside down! and M/C for service entrance?

#119921 - 02/10/05 06:01 PM Re: Burnt Meter
richard Offline

Registered: 08/07/03
Posts: 84
Loc: L.I. New York
it won't take too much rain to fill that up

#119922 - 02/10/05 06:22 PM Re: Burnt Meter
tshea Offline

Registered: 11/22/03
Posts: 14
Loc: racine, wi
The ss connector is rated 3R when it is used below a meter. The meter protects the fitting from having water enter the "top." Of course the meter can being upside down doesn't help!

Bets on the next fire??

#119923 - 02/10/05 08:16 PM Re: Burnt Meter
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
This is classic!

Scorch marks for previus meter explosion.
Liquid tight flex feed is the same from the fire before. Might be the same wire too.(Vandlism is "Subject to Physical Damage")
No ring on the meter, it was set under the cover, when this joker put the seal on himself, live at that maybe.

Cut at street with police escort....
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#119924 - 02/11/05 03:24 AM Re: Burnt Meter
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
This is classic!

You said a mouth full there, in my opinion this is one of the worst violations of code, safety and commonsense that has been posted here!

It just amazes me, did a Power company put the seal on this?????

Even if someone had some seals (I do ) you would think the meter reader would take note.

I would be afraid to touch this at all, for fear of shocks or causing it to 'light up'!

I do not think we are looking at liquid-tight unless the plastic all melted off, (very possible) I think it is FMC entering into a SS EMT connector!

I wonder if there is a bonding busing on that FMC/EMT adapter......?

Like it would help

As for the 'missing ring' this at least is a 'ring-less' meter socket, in my area these have been required for quite awhile. They are much more secure than the ring type especially if the POCO puts their lock on the cover.

Now is the meter itself upside down?

I can not tell, I really wonder which way it spins, do they get a bill or a credit each month?

This should really be reported to the AHJ and the power company.

Still shaking my head....right on a public sidewalk.

Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#119925 - 02/11/05 03:08 PM Re: Burnt Meter
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
I took me several looks to realise what the "upside down" remark was all about...
I believe that the meter pan is upside-down; at the bottom of the can is what appears to be the top piece of a Nema-3R can.
(It was probably put in that way because that's where the hub is)

#119926 - 02/11/05 05:59 PM Re: Burnt Meter
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Upside Down - Absolutely- it's a Cutler- Hammmer In the USA - I don't think so. I believe:
It's Argentina. "CPE" as on the new meter is the Cooperativo Popular de Electricidad. The old meter would have been unreadable due to smoke damage.
No Code, no violation.

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#119927 - 02/11/05 09:09 PM Re: Burnt Meter
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Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 615
Loc: Palo Alto, CA, USA
The sign painted on the window has an accent over the "o"; the "7" has a bar across it. Therefore, I surmise that that picture probably isn't from the United States.

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