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Your Thoughts on This? #112609
07/29/01 11:21 PM
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Saw this on a bid walk thru. No lites in this old boiler room. Buss feeds 480v 3 phase either 2000 or 4000 amp 1923 frank adams bucket panel.
The local inspectors are discussing this with the owner - but since the building is under a sales negotiation and is currently unoccupied - results will be delayed.

nesparky

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Re: Your Thoughts on This? #112610
07/30/01 02:25 AM
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It is a very good example of the term "existing"

Re: Your Thoughts on This? #112611
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Run screaming to the truck, slam the door and throw gravel as I speed out of the parking lot?

Re: Your Thoughts on This? #112612
08/05/01 06:37 AM
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the thing is, U will never, ever find parts for this........

Re: Your Thoughts on This? #112613
08/05/01 09:17 AM
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****Warning, threadjack in progress******

We replaced a service that looked exactly like this about four years ago for Central Community College, Hastings, NE.

The building was originally constructed as part of a WWII ammunition depot. These building were built from start to finish in something like 30 days!

The service wasn't even the worst part! The building was basically wired with four 100A feeders that ran the length of the attic. Wherever they needed some power they just tapped the 100A feeder. Without any OL protection.

When the remodel was completed they had a new I-line service and subs. All the illegal taps were removed although I think that we left one of the 100A feeders for a sub.

GJ

Re: Your Thoughts on This? #112614
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golf junkie;
i take it no stray ammo was found?

Re: Your Thoughts on This? #112615
08/07/01 06:18 PM
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I hope you will be able to make a profit!

Re: Your Thoughts on This? #112616
08/12/01 04:23 PM
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owners told local inspectors "we are not going to do any thig with it." inspectors said "ok poco remove service" owners "you can't do that how we going to sell this building?" The argument continues
i am no longer going to do a new tenant finish tenant is broke.


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08/22/01 07:20 PM
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Definitely not a workmanship type manner.


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Re: Your Thoughts on This? #112618
08/22/01 07:42 PM
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I saw one that looked like this, but was smaller (1200A), and was in mint shape. Pretty neat, really.
This one sure isn't, though. You are fortunate to have an inspector to condemn this piece of explosive junk.
Some of the guys here on the BB have to fight this kind of stuff all on their own, without any backing Whew, must be tough!

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