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Interesting how they were so proud of the way in which the splices were made.

No insulated bushings, what's wire bending space, and the size of the box!

I like the total weight for the scrap for the 10 stories (I was told) and what it brought to the till for the people who pulled this stuff out.

PS:MCM is now Kcmil

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Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
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That's certainly tight in there.

When was the term MCM phased out in favor of Kcmil?

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The use of the term MCM was changed to kcmil in the 1999 NEC.

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
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Bailing wire and solder?!
When was that legal?
I've seen a few. And usually date them for the '20's, early 30's.
Any idea how old it is?

Mark Heller
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Dang that must've been a pain in the rear to get in there!!! Not to mention with all the soldering & wrapping strands in there, this looks like it would've taken about a day a conductor! How would a splice like this be made nowadays??? (Besides with a much larger can!)


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