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#125804 - 03/18/03 09:50 AM Broked Down Receptacle and Bent Switch Handle
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#125805 - 03/18/03 12:00 PM Re: Broked Down Receptacle and Bent Switch Handle
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Joe;
If somebody comes through that door fast enough, they might just knock that entire disco off the side of the building...

Mike (mamills)

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#125806 - 03/18/03 03:19 PM Re: Broked Down Receptacle and Bent Switch Handle
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Joe:
Is the "609" an area code, or the street address??
THere are quite a few of these "receptacles" around, but the door disco is one I have not come across yet.
John
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#125807 - 03/18/03 03:43 PM Re: Broked Down Receptacle and Bent Switch Handle
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All in favor of push-buttons, say "aye!"

Also- this is an older enclosure- note that there is no way to even use a padlock to lock it out. (I've drilled holes in handles, etc., many times to make lock-out possible- many forget that prior to the early '90's there was little provision for locking out made by manufacturers.)

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#125808 - 03/18/03 04:47 PM Re: Broked Down Receptacle and Bent Switch Handle
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609 is the area code in the Atlantic City area.

I wondered if someone jumped up and slammed the handle, or bent it to keep people from operating it or, to stop the theft of fuses.

This is near the bus terminal
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#125809 - 03/18/03 04:53 PM Re: Broked Down Receptacle and Bent Switch Handle
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Looks as though that might be an area code (could be 609-3xx-xxxx), in which case this would be southern NJ. {Edit: OK, Joe beat me to it!}

What does that disco feed that it needs to be outside? Is it an emergency shut-off for neon signage?

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#125810 - 03/18/03 05:34 PM Re: Broked Down Receptacle and Bent Switch Handle
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John Steinke:
If you look real careful...the "handle" has a "guard" to it's right, sorts like a half-moon shape.....at the lower area of the arc, there is a "hole" for a padlock...

Joe: Thanks, thought it was a Jersey job...

Paul:
I doubt it's for neon...possibly the service disco, or an HVAC disc. It's nice to see that they have the "inside" of the neon protected from physical contact/damage by the clear plexi... everyone should do that.

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#125811 - 03/20/03 02:44 AM Re: Broked Down Receptacle and Bent Switch Handle
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The disconnect was the main for the service!!

There were others along the same street!


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#125812 - 03/20/03 01:12 PM Re: Broked Down Receptacle and Bent Switch Handle
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As far as the outlet is concerned...picture this:

Some klutz or vandal breaks off the splash-resistant cover leaving the plastic face of the receptacle exposed to the rays of the sun, wind, rain, temperature extremes, etc.

UV rays and plastic don't really get along, so the plastic gets weak and brittle.

All it takes is one meathead to be rough with a plug for a chunk of plastic housing to break off...and there you go. Look how faded the plastic receptacle-face is.

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#125813 - 03/20/03 01:23 PM Re: Broked Down Receptacle and Bent Switch Handle
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Hi Joe: May well be. It's strange that this appears to be the only disco visible on the front of this entire row of buildings. Where do you reckon the service to these buildings originates - alleyway behind the buildings or UG from the street side? I don't see any power poles to speak of.

Sven:...Kinda hard to see, but it looks like the bottom portion of that duplex has sustained significant damage. Quite a liability for somebody...

Mike (mamills)

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