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#151952 - 07/23/03 09:54 AM Old Service
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Located in Bob Vila's Studio and offices in Boston, MA

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#151953 - 07/23/03 10:51 AM Re: Old Service
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Wow!

Question: Bottom left, there is what appears to be a series of 6 holes in the cover to a (?) device box. Explain, please.

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#151954 - 07/24/03 08:22 AM Re: Old Service
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That fitting is an E condulet (E for END) the covers used to be porcelain, but are now some sort of composition, or metal with bushed holes.

Used where rigid conduit ends up behind an open switchboard.

This one looks like at one time there was a meter there, an old A-Base meter. Regards. Creighton


Thaks Creighton!!
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#151955 - 07/24/03 06:25 PM Re: Old Service
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joe, what kinda meter is this? it would go nice in my collection. is this service still beig used?

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#151956 - 07/24/03 08:27 PM Re: Old Service
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This meter is still in use and

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It looks like a GE C6, 3 wire, single phase meter, manufactured begining in 1905.

Bud
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#151957 - 07/24/03 08:34 PM Re: Old Service
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Aaack! Joe and Bud, you beat me to the punch.

Dave Dahle [watthourmeters.com] may be able to narrow in on it. My guess it's a 2-stator 3ΓΈ 3-wire meter. http://www.watthourmeters.com/generalelectric/d3.html






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#151958 - 07/26/03 06:52 PM Re: Old Service
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well there goes the collecting idea! shoot!

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#151959 - 08/05/03 09:19 AM Re: Old Service
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Well...there's my General Electric 240 volt A-type meter that I'll soon be hooking up.

Erwin was kind enough to give me the cover for the terminal block and Dave Dahle (does he also hang out on this website?) also recently emailed me a diagram on how to jumper the meter so it runs properly on 110 volts.

Thanks guys!!!!!

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#151960 - 08/05/03 03:53 PM Re: Old Service
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Speaking of Bob Vila. This is from the Boston Globe.

At least it wasn't listed as a fixer-upper, but TV handyman Bob Vila and his wife, Diana M. Barrett, unloaded their 5,710-square-foot 13-room home at 8 Highland St. in Cambridge (near Brattle Street) to Ernestine and Philip Y. Denormandie for $4.5 million. Listed in assessing records as being ''in good condition'' - one would certainly hope so - the house was built in the late 19th century. It has six bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms and was assessed last year for $4.1 million. Vila and Barrett purchased the house in 1996 for $1.05 million.




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#151961 - 08/05/03 05:37 PM Re: Old Service
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And they say real estate prices in New Jersey are "out of site"

Not bad, a 3 mil profit in 7 +/- years!

Way to go Bob Villa.......who needs a TV show, endorsements, books, etc???? (ME)

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