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01/14/19 12:12 PM
A friend showed me a classified ad for a 1970s Siemens RCD in Israel (just for laughs) and that piqued my curiosity in Israeli wiring. I quickly found a few Youtube videos showing electrical work, unfortunately most of them very short and teaser-trailer style. The things they do show are interesting enough. Apparently the wiring system is similar enough to central European practices, with 230/400 V mains supplies for homes being fairly common, harmonised colours and DIN rail consumer units. Not sure if this chap is a bit of a cowboy or whether the regs. are more relaxed than in Europe though - some of the videos show things that'd be downright illegal here, like using the green/yellow core as a phase in order to supply two sockets from individual MCBs instead of one (he does run an earth wire, borrows it from a nearby wall light) and some of the wires look fairly undersized.

Have fun with the videos from a part of the world I haven't seen before!
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01/12/19 10:43 PM
Thanks for the info,

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Non-US Electrical Systems & Trades
01/12/19 07:37 AM
Hi Mike, just happened to look on the ECN forum today, and noticed your latest post here.

I was trying to find an old post re unusual Voltages used in Italy in the early days of electricity production, can't remember if I posted that here, but an unusual Voltage of 160/275 Volts was also used in remote areas instead of the normal 127/220/380 Volts.

My apologies for being slack lately. Just too busy with work, family and fiddling with my new 25 kVA Lister diesel generator I bought ex Telecom Wellington late last year.

I am busy with YouTube video's on and off
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01/12/19 12:36 AM
well i did that. i am done with this project.. thanks for your earlier help. this forum is great.
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General Discussion Area
01/11/19 05:36 AM
Put it on the circuit with the Wi Fi router. They will track down the fault right away. wink
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01/09/19 01:15 PM
When I do an inspection I start with the thing that's hardest to do in the toughest place to get to.
If they did that right there's a very good chance they did everything else right and my day will be an easy one.
If they screwed it up I know that I'm going to find lots of shortcuts and workarounds in things that are easier.
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01/08/19 08:01 PM
Same as we do for house that has plastic supply pipe, additional rod (although this one probably didn't need it because we took out the pipe at the water meter which was about 30 ft from house).
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NEC & other Code issues
01/07/19 01:03 AM
I think letting someone else have this fun might be the best choice. It is an interesting problem but I might not be worth pursuing.
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General Discussion Area
01/03/19 07:30 PM
I have to agree with Greg 100% on supporting the local supply houses, be they of the corporate groups, or the slowly vanishing 'mom & pop" shops.

You can't call Amazon 'after hours' to get something you need in an emergency! But, most mom & pops and the corp houses offer 'emergency' services. (Perhaps for a price, but if you are a steady customer, you should be OK)
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01/03/19 01:42 AM
Sorry, I've been so busy over the Xmas break, it all seemed like a blur.
I will say this though, I wish everyone here a very Happy New Year and many more to come......

Mike T.
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12/17/18 07:33 PM
My house in Md had a strange panel (built in 1971) (Federal Pacific)
It had a 200a main breaker but the panelboard was 2 pullouts and ~20 plug fuses.
One of the pullouts was a dryer and I used the other one to feed a sub panel in the garage.
Everything else was gas.
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