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#152796 - 01/11/06 08:11 AM HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT
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Recently aquired six of these. Can anyone date? Building was built in 1922. I don't think they're that old.

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#152797 - 01/11/06 08:24 AM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT
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they appear to be from around that time.
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#152798 - 01/12/06 03:13 AM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT
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They could well be from that time period, but they are still around today. We used to call them "door" fuses.

Can you guess why we consider them a REAL PITA???

Regular shotgun stick won't work. Fusing stick has nothing to grab. You've gotta climb/bucket up, remove it and replace it hoping it ain't faulted, or find a large closing fork and try it very sloppy.

I HATE when these things happen!!!
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#152799 - 01/15/06 06:49 AM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT
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Yeah! The newer ones are made of fiberglass I was told by a trouble person from Hydro.. He also told me they are more prone to arcing and burning up than the older porcelain ones. ):
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#152800 - 02/12/06 06:15 PM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT
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Many of them have gone into flames on the poles around here. Most have been replaced, but there are still the replacement doors hanging on the crossarms.

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#152801 - 02/16/06 05:32 PM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT
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Wow. I've heard linemen refer to primary cutouts as "doors", which never made sense to me. Now it does. Kinda like "cord cap", and "solid neutral", terms that recall a time when there were both solid and fused neutrals, etc.
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#152802 - 02/17/06 07:39 AM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT
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So what is the origin of the "cord cap" term?
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