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#208873 - 02/16/13 04:53 PM Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1]
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Ha. Well at least it wasn't made to 220v
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#208909 - 02/20/13 07:39 PM Re: Free electric? [Re: CZap]
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IDIOT !!!

YOU FORGOT THE GROUND WIRE !!!

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#208910 - 02/20/13 07:59 PM Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1]
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But he has it taped up with green tape, so that should have it grounded good enough.... grin

Also it is a tamper resistant receptacle.


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#208912 - 02/20/13 08:34 PM Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1]
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That's a specification grade quality job....

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Even as a temp power patch it makes zero sense.

Why not patch in after a 15Amp 120 C/B?

Why not patch in a GFCI receptacle?

Why not just run an extension cord -- for there has to be some receptacle within range.

How does one explain the break-in to the meter pan to the meter reader?

Why give up a clean path to the GEC?



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#208915 - 02/21/13 07:15 AM Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1]
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This was found by a POCO troubleshooter who noticed the center cover off of the two meter pan. One of the meters was booted, and apparently someone needed 120 volt!
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#208917 - 02/21/13 09:36 AM Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1]
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If he had put this in a Bell box, piped out of that top hub KO, with a GFCI and an in use cover it may have survived for years.
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#208918 - 02/21/13 09:54 AM Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1]
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Hmmm, maybe there's a grow house nearby?
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#208921 - 02/21/13 04:46 PM Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1]
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Greg:
It may have survived...until either the meter guy, or a POCO 'drive by'!! They allow nothing from the meter pans/stacks.

The booted meter tenant is facing a theft of services charge. They pulled one leg boot off the meter for 1 hot leg in the apt.
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#208954 - 02/23/13 10:59 AM Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1]
harold endean Offline
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John,

I noticed that he cut open the center panel. Those old PSE&G locks were very difficult to break open.
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