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#153193 - 07/04/06 07:28 PM Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?
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#153194 - 07/06/06 04:26 AM Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?
pauluk Offline

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Loc: Norfolk, England
I wonder whether the switch to which this was attached was already marked "on" and "off" on the casing?

#153195 - 07/06/06 07:12 PM Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?
classicsat Offline

Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 449
More than likely.

My guess is that the installer of the heater tagged the switch off, with the customer to turn it on.

#153196 - 07/13/06 03:16 PM Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?
Gus99 Offline

Registered: 08/11/05
Posts: 26
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Childhood memories!

PECO customers in the 1960 through at least the 1980s had a dual meter setup as they offered off demand rates for electric water heaters. The second meter fed a tamperproof glass enclosed timer hanging from the meter box. This in turn fed a 30a fused disconnect for the water heater. I assue the label would be placed on the disconnect.

#153197 - 07/16/06 06:46 PM Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?
HCE727 Offline

Registered: 11/11/05
Posts: 190
Loc: Delaware County, PA, USA
Yo Gus, are you originally from Philly?

#153198 - 08/01/06 07:22 PM Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?
Theelectrikid Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 854
Loc: Levittown, PA
Hey Gus, every mobile home in this park with oil heat still has two working meters on the pedestal, one with a working timer attached. I live in one of 4 1/2 sections to have gas heat. I'll get a pic of one in an empty lot some time this week.

Ian A.
Morrisville PA, Falls Twp.

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