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#120037 - 02/24/05 02:31 AM TEST: What's Wrong With This?
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What is odd about this 400 amp fused bus duct switch?

And no, it's not the 3" KO missing since 1963.




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#120038 - 02/24/05 03:11 AM Re: TEST: What's Wrong With This?
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Switch mounted upside down?

-Most disconnect doors open right to left.

-All disconnect off positions are to be in the DOWN position NOT UP.

-Is that ABS pipe into the switch??

-Greg
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#120039 - 02/24/05 05:28 AM Re: TEST: What's Wrong With This?
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Inclosed ventilated busway?

Or to be a smart aleck,the fact that its FPE.
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#120040 - 02/24/05 05:35 AM Re: TEST: What's Wrong With This?
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What is odd about this 400 amp fused bus duct switch?

It's fpe and their are no scorch marks on it.
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#120041 - 02/24/05 07:06 AM Re: TEST: What's Wrong With This?
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Maybe it's an optical illusion, but it looks like the buss duct runs through the switch instead of the switch mounted on the buss duct.

Also the upside down thing. All visible labels are right side up except the nameplate is illegible. Is the nameplate right side up? The door catches appear to be upside down. Usually you push up on them.

Or is this a violation we can't see because the door is closed (like those meter sockets)?
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#120042 - 02/24/05 07:32 AM Re: TEST: What's Wrong With This?
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Also the missing knockout on the upper right side, or would that be lower left. Looks downside up to me as well.
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#120043 - 02/24/05 11:29 AM Re: TEST: What's Wrong With This?
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It's mounted a bit low for my tastes but I do like that anti-slip floor covering. You did turn the picture upsidedown didn't you Bob.
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#120044 - 02/24/05 04:12 PM Re: TEST: What's Wrong With This?
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You did turn the picture upsidedown didn't you Bob.
If thats the case that must be anti gravity string.
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#120045 - 02/24/05 04:59 PM Re: TEST: What's Wrong With This?
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You know, I think I remember Pauluk one time mentioning that in Great Britain UP is "OFF", and DOWN is "ON"
Looks like I'll have to dig out my old FPE catalogue (What a sick thing to save, huh?)



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#120046 - 02/24/05 05:21 PM Re: TEST: What's Wrong With This?
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I know why it looks upside down, The panel must be in Australia, right?
Sorry, bad joke
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