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#124894 - 01/04/07 07:38 PM Open Meter Box?
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: NY, USA
While searching flickr for a friends vacation pictures that he assured me were up there somewhere I ran across this while drowning in a bazillion vacation pictures from people I didn't know. I dont know who this poor girl is, but I hope she doesn't lean back any further...
I never did find my friends picts, but this was much more interesting. I'm guessing it's a rental property on the beach, that couldn't be live could it?


(Webmaster Note: Picture cropped to keep focus on the Electrical Equipment ... sorry Guys ... )

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#124895 - 01/04/07 08:22 PM Re: Open Meter Box?

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 862
Loc: Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
Very close. good find though.

Obviously there is no power in that batch. it doesn't look like this meter has been bypassed. the mains side could well be alive.
imagine the steel chair frame shorting phase to case

It is handy when you have the user name to do a search or, the name under what the photo's are listed

edited for typo's

[This message has been edited by RODALCO (edited 01-04-2007).]
The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.

#124896 - 01/04/07 09:09 PM Re: Open Meter Box?
NORCAL Offline

Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 805
Unless my eyes are deceiving me, it looks like there may be a glass cover there, another guess is thats it is being installed, notice neutral lug is sans conductors.

#124897 - 01/04/07 09:16 PM Re: Open Meter Box?
Ann Brush Offline

Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 155
Loc: Ohia
I see a plastic or glass cover too

#124898 - 01/04/07 10:09 PM Re: Open Meter Box?
Hemingray Offline

Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 195
Loc: Lehigh Acres, FL
What's that twist-lock photocell for (to the right of her head). That one looks like it was made back in the 1950s or 1960s. (I used to have one like this as a kid from the local power company. It was on the light in front of my old house)

#124899 - 01/05/07 02:31 AM Re: Open Meter Box?
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
I see the plastic cover as well, here is a close up of a meter with the plastic cover.

Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#124900 - 01/05/07 04:20 AM Re: Open Meter Box?
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
There's a meter base in that pic?.
That is the sound of a guy that is about to get married.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#124901 - 01/05/07 04:48 AM Re: Open Meter Box?
Luketrician Offline

Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 273
Loc: Sale Creek, TN USA
Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

#124902 - 01/05/07 06:31 AM Re: Open Meter Box?
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
I'm hoping that the lack of rust or corrosion on that equipment (the meter can ) means that this is a brand new service, not hooked up yet.

Shame on you Webmaster for not showing the entire picture...

Mike (mamills)


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