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More FPE from Adam #109988
01/09/06 10:06 AM
01/09/06 10:06 AM
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These are a few more of what I found in my Girlfriends "new" place... Old panel is a "Trumbull" with NO main disconnect... The new one is the infamous Federal WITH Square-D main.


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"This is also what I found in the basement.. Those flying splices from cabtire to speaker wire.. all that is ER WAS 120 V for lights... That has been removed.. Funny thing though thats next on my list to do is that old romex you see spliced with just tape in one of those pictures.. I have found another 3 like that so far!"



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Re: More FPE from Adam #109989
01/09/06 04:26 PM
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IanR  Offline
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what is that connector in picture 5 to the left of the switch?

Re: More FPE from Adam #109990
01/09/06 07:02 PM
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Ian:
By "connector" are you refering to the "box connector" or the entire plug and receptacle itself?

Re: More FPE from Adam #109991
01/10/06 02:40 AM
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I cannot say about the box connector, but the oultet is what Canadians plug their dryer into, and is a standard NEMA 14-30. The Range outlet is similar, except 14-50.

Re: More FPE from Adam #109992
01/10/06 08:22 AM
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I am referringto the white receptacle andt the plug inserted into it. It just seems a little unfamiliar to me. It could just be the way its packaged. It almost looks like a European plug and receptacle. It seems too small to be a 14-30, could be wrong though. Also, I have never seen a 14-30 or 14-50 in white, almost always black or brown.

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Re: More FPE from Adam #109993
01/10/06 09:05 AM
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The plate on that receptacle does look a little different. Is that on a 4-square box?

Re: More FPE from Adam #109994
01/10/06 05:42 PM
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Yes, a 4-square or something like it. 4 5/8 sq, 2" deep (at least ours, the one depicted may be smaller). Standard for Range and Dryer recepticles in Canada.

[This message has been edited by classicsat (edited 01-10-2006).

For the longest time, they were basic brown bakelite parts affixed to a tin plate. There was to cover plate. The past 10 years or so the "Designer" recepticle, as seen there, became vogue.

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Re: More FPE from Adam #109995
01/10/06 06:01 PM
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Ian:
yes that is a nema " 14-30" that serves the dryer in this case, the connecter you see is actually a missing K/O that got plugged.. you will notice at the top of that box the romex is not installed into the connector properly.
Just a note those "new" dryer and stove plugs are a pain to work with, the mounting screws tend to slip out of the 'keyway" that retains the receptacle to the box sometimes... Thety are made by Leviton and come in black and white.. But really who cares its normally behind a stove or dryer anyway, and if you do see it in a laundry room, who really cares anyway right?

Pauluk:
That receptacle is mounted on a 4 11/16" box

Re: More FPE from Adam #109996
01/10/06 11:37 PM
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If that LB is "Plasti-Bond" (PVC-coated steel), well, that's more creativity than I've ever seen...

Running romex into something you can't get at the Big Orange?

Or maybe you can get Plasti-Bond at Big Orange in Canada? [Linked Image]

Re: More FPE from Adam #109997
01/11/06 06:20 PM
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Hahahah you know what I do not actually know what that LB is made of! I will be checking tonight for sure!
If you think thats bad you should see the other end where it goes out into the A/C unit, and the tail of 10/2 coming out of it and into a 50A welder receptacle in a non weatherproof enclosure under the deck! ( originally that circuit had a 40 amp breaker on it as well!)

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