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#167195 - 08/07/07 07:54 PM Multi-Meter Service
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Check out this service in Wildwood, NJ.

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#167196 - 08/07/07 07:57 PM Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Admin]
Hemingray Offline

Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 195
Loc: Lehigh Acres, FL
shocked shocked shocked shocked

Good lord that's ALOT of cables! and 31 meters in there!

#167197 - 08/07/07 08:08 PM Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Hemingray]
renosteinke Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
Shouldn't this be in the 'violations' area? Looks like there is no main disconnect, and there's more than 6....

Edit: OOPS... that's main to the left ... all those cables are on the 'load' side ..... what a mess!

Edited by renosteinke (08/07/07 08:19 PM)

#167198 - 08/07/07 10:07 PM Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: renosteinke]
Theelectrikid Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 854
Loc: Levittown, PA
I think the correct title for this post is 'Spaghetti Factory."

What a mess! shocked shocked shocked frown

Ian A.
Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

#167205 - 08/08/07 01:21 AM Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Theelectrikid]
Elviscat Offline

Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 214
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
that has to be the most hideous code-compliant installation I have ever seen!!!
it looks to me like the electricians who installed this took quite a bit of care to make those cables straight and neat, but with that many it'd be a herculean task... there has got to be a dozen better ways to do this...

but imagine the look on the EC's face when he found out the job requirments for this laugh


#167209 - 08/08/07 03:32 AM Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Elviscat]
LarryC Offline

Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 782
Loc: Winchester, NH, US
It looks like the original install was about a dozen meters, then someone decided to double the number of units. The bottom layer of cables look nice and secure, and then the second layer was ty rapped on top of the original install.


#167211 - 08/08/07 05:30 AM Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: LarryC]
Texas_Ranger Offline

Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2349
Loc: Vienna, Austria
Good lord, another reason against centralised metering!

#167214 - 08/08/07 06:37 AM Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Texas_Ranger]
Mike Wescoatt Offline

Registered: 06/17/01
Posts: 164
Loc: Cedar City, Utah
What about cable de-rating???
Mike Wescoatt

#167215 - 08/08/07 07:41 AM Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Mike Wescoatt]
EV607797 Offline

Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 756
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
I can't believe anybody, no matter how inexperienced could walk away from that job and consider it to be done properly. That is really, really bad.

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."

#167219 - 08/08/07 08:12 AM Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: EV607797]
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6832
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
A large number of motels in the Wildwood area are being converted to condominiums, which may explain the "reason" for this install. NO, that is no excuse for the sorry looking install.


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