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Re: Old Electrical Parts #103399 08/01/02 11:05 PM
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A "switched outlet". [Linked Image]
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This is made by Arrow, part #8668X. Stamped on the face of the receptacle and on the yoke, one can read "10 A. 250 V." The snap switch mechanism is two pole, single throw with a pair of brass terminal screw for the line at the top (as shown in the photo). As set of brass load terminal screws are on the bottom. I found the device connected to a 120 volt hot and neutral, but the load terminal screws weren't used for anything down stream.

Al


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Re: Old Electrical Parts #103400 08/02/02 08:06 AM
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Al;
Thanks for posting the pic. of the switch/receptacle! I remember seeing one exactly like this many years ago in a friend's house when I was living in Denver. I couldn't begin to describe it because it was so strange looking.

Mike (mamills)

Re: Old Electrical Parts #103401 08/07/02 05:02 PM
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Mr. Tedesco:

I have attached 2 pictures.

First is a junction box that has some loom-covered K&T coming into it via some ceramic "Federal Bushings" as well as some old BX.

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The second picture shows the splices inside of the junction box.

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This wiring has been taken out of service due to a leaky sewer pipe incident, which is a another story...I hope I can find the pictures from that one.

Feel free to use the pictures as you see fit.

All the best!



[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 08-07-2002).]


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Re: Old Electrical Parts #103402 08/08/02 08:23 AM
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mamills Offline
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Gotta love those old ceramic bushings, insulators and tubes... [Linked Image]

Thanks for the pix!

Mike (mamills)

Re: Old Electrical Parts #103403 08/15/02 09:47 AM
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Joe Tedesco Offline OP
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Rubber and Friction Tape

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I found this in an old furniture store on the 3rd floor, and the splices look original and are probably like those we have discussed here.


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
Re: Old Electrical Parts #103404 08/15/02 09:55 PM
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harold endean Offline
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Joe,

Just try to remove that splice to work on it. CRACK! I can hear the insulation crumbling beneath my fingers right now. You are left with 2 thin pieces of bare #14 ga wire. I have seen way too many of those splices in my time. Thank you anyway. (GRIN)

Caper

Re: Old Electrical Parts #103405 08/16/02 08:39 AM
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Joe: was it left uncovered/exposed like that when you found it? It also looks like there is some kind of "goop" in there with the wires. I assume this is still energized...

Mike (mamills)

Re: Old Electrical Parts #103406 08/16/02 09:10 AM
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Like a pretzel for sure, and the cover was still missing and I believe the "goop" was probably floor wax!


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Re: Old Electrical Parts #103407 08/18/02 01:01 PM
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Joe,

Is there a single gang floor box cover that is UL listed for this application? There is one that everyone uses however if you read the instructions, it is meant for show window floors only.

Caper

Re: Old Electrical Parts #103408 08/19/02 07:11 AM
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In Austria connections were either twisted or screwed with bolt and nut and taped with only cloth friction tape. (i also found band aid, installed by electricians!)
BTW, does anybody know if that tape stuff is still available anywhere in the world? It was much handier than today's PVC tape.

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