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#50234 - 03/27/05 04:39 PM Going on the Tulip Time Cruise
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I will take many pictures of the electrical wiring, any suggestions?

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#50235 - 03/27/05 04:47 PM Re: Going on the Tulip Time Cruise
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Have a great time and forget about electricity for a little while.

OK at least have a great time.

Bob
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#50236 - 03/27/05 05:13 PM Re: Going on the Tulip Time Cruise
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Thanks Bob, I will make sure that the electrical systems are not in the same pictures as the Tulips.
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#50237 - 03/27/05 05:23 PM Re: Going on the Tulip Time Cruise
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Take a small screwdriver. Open boxes, receptacles, etc. Photo industrial control panels- including the switch on the machine. Visit a construction site.

Here's what too look for:
- Trenches chiseled in masonry to run smurf tube;
- Smurf tube ending near/ within round plastic boxes, without use of connector;
- "wedge" clamps on devices that are supposed to engage inside of box when attachemnt screw is tightened;
- "choc blocks" rather than wire nuts;
- different wire colors;
- three phase power to residences;
- Industrial control panels that have entire front covers of thick clear plastic, with small hand-hole to access items often re-set, etc.; and,
- machines with switches with three marks...a "O", a "Y", and a triangle. have someone explain the meaning.

You might want to take a rock with you...since Holland is built on swamp/ sea bed/ mud, most may never have seen one before :-)

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#50238 - 03/27/05 05:44 PM Re: Going on the Tulip Time Cruise
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Joe
Since you are going to take pictures anyway

Try to see what the differences are from there to here.
I would be more interested in that than violations.

Lighting

Devices

Wiring methods

See if you can talk to an inspector and find out what their procedures may be.
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#50239 - 03/27/05 05:59 PM Re: Going on the Tulip Time Cruise
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Joe,
We actually have a Member here from the Netherlands, Arend.
For a wee bit of a primer before you go, here is a link to some pictures of Dutch metering and switchboard work.
Happy travels.
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#50240 - 03/27/05 07:04 PM Re: Going on the Tulip Time Cruise
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Registered: 02/12/05
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Loc: North Fork, CA USA
Your going on VACATION!!!!!
and you tell us...>>I will take many pictures of the electrical wiring, any suggestions?
Your nuts, granted you help but notice it. I do every where I go, but.. forget about work for a while Joe.

Have a great time.
Rob

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#50241 - 03/27/05 09:41 PM Re: Going on the Tulip Time Cruise
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Someone told me he found an old light bulb in a train station in Europe. From Edison's era. He went to unscrew it to "borrow" it and all the lights in the station went out.

Take pictures of good installations as well as the bad.
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#50242 - 03/28/05 03:53 AM Re: Going on the Tulip Time Cruise
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Everyone

Thanks for the ideas and well wishes, it will be fun and I will try to have a "vacation" but .... how can I pass up those nice and neat installations and different systems and materials.

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#50243 - 03/28/05 08:11 AM Re: Going on the Tulip Time Cruise
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Look at this site, there are some switchboard pictures there.

www.meterkasten.tk
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