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#125952 - 09/28/03 04:13 PM Fuses Blow During Rains Storms!
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
From: ERFERTT (Sep 28, 2003 13:57 MDT)

I run into this far too often ... and it normally comes to my attention as a complaint that the fuses blow during rain storms and the tenant gets shocked when he changes them .. and he's always careful to pull the disconnect.

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#125953 - 09/28/03 10:06 PM Re: Fuses Blow During Rains Storms!
CaOperator Offline

Registered: 04/17/03
Posts: 56
Loc: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Boy oh boy this is ugly.... I cannot even be really sure what all I am seing here, between the chopped conductors above the bottom conduit, frayed wire covering, and a taped splice (Is there a wire nut in there somewhere?). Then there are the free flying conductors being pinched by the disconnect handle, and is it my imagination, or are the knives still closed despite the handle being in the open position.

And they should have put the drain hole on the bottom not the top!

At least the fuses are new!

#125954 - 09/29/03 03:44 AM Re: Fuses Blow During Rains Storms!
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
dead tenants don't complain much eh?

#125955 - 09/30/03 08:55 AM Re: Fuses Blow During Rains Storms!
C-H Offline

Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 1508
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
At least the fuses are new!

That's the worst part.

#125956 - 09/30/03 11:44 AM Re: Fuses Blow During Rains Storms!
SvenNYC Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Yeah, those knife contacts certainly look closed to me. Looks like the link on the bar got broken off....

And then there's the missing knockout slug.

Rust on the box. Not a good sign. Is this outdoors?

Also do you notice where the wires on the right-side of the box are frayed at a point where the bar would probably touch them when it's pushed back up?

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 09-30-2003).]

#125957 - 09/30/03 03:17 PM Re: Fuses Blow During Rains Storms!
ZackDitner Offline

Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 46
Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
looks like it is outdoors, and is that an offset nipple on the bottom, if so, offset to what!

really old A/C disconnect, or someone just loves 30A fuses


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