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#13030 - 08/22/02 05:00 PM Just another day.....
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
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another day in the hills here, service call, refer & countertop not working, home approx 1970's with BX throughout
( which had been in a barn for god knows how long beforehand...)

the entire cellar had moisture damage, all the bx is rust, and the panel following suit.....

4/0 SEU serv entrance's hole is visible to the outside ( no sill plate) , additional water entry there....

breaker serving outage found and replaced, in doing so i had shut off the 200A main.

On reactivation it sputtered notably as 1/2 the home came & went...the light show lasted about 2 minutes......finally it set.

This all occured with the customer present, whom i suggested a new box.

He simply chuckled and stated he'd 'git ta pluggin' that dern hole'......

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#13031 - 08/23/02 02:34 AM Re: Just another day.....
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Loc: Norfolk, England
Oh yeah.... Kind of familiar!

I'm in an area where there are quite a few old barns and other outbuildings, and I do mean old. Some of the stuff that's been installed in these damp places is in a really bad state thanks to leaks and our generally cold & damp winter weather.


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