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Plumbing Service #111752
02/10/07 05:00 PM
02/10/07 05:00 PM
electure  Offline
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,265
Fullerton, CA USA
From P38J, another bomb! [Linked Image]

This is in a friends home he just bought. It has been built and remodled for the past 100+ years. It looks like the plumber had help installing the service. I didn't get to critique it much other then the missing KO's and romex fittings. He's "thinking" he may need it replaced. On a better note, I guess I will be adding to my antique collection with some of the old switches that are in the house.
Regards, Jerry

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Re: Plumbing Service #111753
02/10/07 05:40 PM
02/10/07 05:40 PM
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
They really need to get a KO seal on that 4" rd box. [Linked Image]

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Re: Plumbing Service #111754
02/10/07 11:32 PM
02/10/07 11:32 PM
CTwireman  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 840
Connecticut, USA
And it's a Zinsco panel! I would just leave it alone. [Linked Image]


Re: Plumbing Service #111755
02/11/07 03:17 PM
02/11/07 03:17 PM
Alan Nadon  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 399
Elkhart, IN. USA
Someone really needs to start making 45 degree ells for electricians so we don't have to keep use plumbing materials. [Linked Image]

If it was easy, anyone could do it.
Re: Plumbing Service #111756
02/12/07 10:24 AM
02/12/07 10:24 AM
resqcapt19  Offline
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,148
Someone really needs to start making 45 degree ells for electricians so we don't have to keep use plumbing materials.

They do look at page 2 here.

Re: Plumbing Service #111757
02/13/07 01:05 AM
02/13/07 01:05 AM
Lostazhell  Offline
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,431
Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
So now we just need to convince Home Depot to carry Crouse-Hinds malleable fittings [Linked Image]

Re: Plumbing Service #111758
02/13/07 01:06 AM
02/13/07 01:06 AM
EV607797  Offline
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 745
Fredericksburg, VA, USA
That's a classic! I do have to ask the question: Is that K&T entering the 4" round boxes up top? If not, those bad boys are likely jam-packed for sure. The whole thing looks like an accident waiting to happen, albeit a quite creative installation.

This also looks like a split-bus panel with a two-pole 30 amp breaker in the lighting section. It's hard to tell, but are the poles of this breaker feeding two separate 120 volt circuits? Not that it really matters with this fire trap.

Great viewing for sure.

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"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."
Re: Plumbing Service #111759
02/14/07 12:14 PM
02/14/07 12:14 PM
P38J  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 8
Arlington, WA.
I will need to do more exploring in the next few weekends, the house is full of K&T and I wasn't really ready to dig into the electrical while visiting. EV, I think you're right about the 30's on the lower side though, they look like 2 separate circuts.... maybe they forgot the "tie-bar" (insert, "Nail") for the cb's and the water heater gets tied together somewhere else on that circut. On the boxes above you mentioned, it looks like K&T leaving the boxes and the old ungrounded romex going to the panel.
Sorry about the bad pic's, I'm new to the phone camera thing [Linked Image]


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