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#108812 01/29/04 11:04 PM
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[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]
I'm not a member of the site, but I wanted to submit these for discussion.

I went to this abandoned(?) house to test for lead/asbestos, and this is the first thing that caught my eye.

These have been rusted badly that the breakers are non-opreational. I checked for service - dead. No cable from the pole (good thing)

The second picture scared me more than the first one.


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#108813 01/30/04 07:36 AM
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That second pic looks just like many of the old storage sheds found in this area, often associated with farmyards. You really need coveralls and gloves before venturing into them, as you never really know what you're going to find.

#108814 01/30/04 11:15 AM
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My wife's grandmother had a tornado shelter that looked very much like this, buried in the ground behind her house in north Texas. She was always afraid to use it because it was so appealing to snakes.

I think I'd rather take my chances on top of the ground with the tornado [Linked Image]!

The panel looks sorta like an old Cutler Hammer "SafetyBreaker" model...and a Nema 1 at that... [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)

#108815 02/02/04 09:46 AM
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Be carefull when you plug in the dryer not to pull loose those flying splices above. Not only will you get a pretty light show, you could win a pine box as well.


It is best for a leader to be both feared and loved. But since this usually cannot be done, it is safer to be feared.
#108816 02/02/04 04:00 PM
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Is that really what that is, just outside and above the door in the second picture, a dryer receptacle with two 12/2 romex coming out of it ??? [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Mean Gene (edited 02-03-2004).]

#108817 02/02/04 07:54 PM
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It sure looks like the surface-mount type hi-amp receptacles I've seen used for stoves and dryers.

Is that a lake of water I see on the basement floor? When are they coming to pick up the washing machine they left behind? [Linked Image]

#108818 02/03/04 06:10 PM
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umm. I guess im slow... I dont see anything scary in that second pic? [Linked Image]

#108819 02/04/04 06:43 PM
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umm. I guess im slow... I dont see anything scary in that second pic?
Me either?

Theres always enough room in the junction box.You just need a bigger hammer
#108820 02/04/04 08:36 PM
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Take a look at the "doorstop" [Linked Image]
Is that a 30 or 50 amp recepactle hangin' from 2 wires, or do my (crappy) eyes deceive me?

#108821 02/05/04 11:55 AM
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In the upper right corner of the second pic is a surface mount dryer plug hanging from the wires. The face is turned away, but if you look closly, you can see the cable clamp and the mounting holes. My guess is that is the dryer in the picture. Just plug it in and go! [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by strangedog (edited 02-05-2004).]

It is best for a leader to be both feared and loved. But since this usually cannot be done, it is safer to be feared.
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