ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Recent Posts
Do You Wrap Your Receptacles?
by gfretwell - 02/20/24 10:48 PM
Cable Chase Code Requirement
by renosteinke - 02/16/24 07:00 PM
Do we need grounding?
by gfretwell - 02/16/24 10:37 AM
Cordless Tools: The Obvious Question
by gfretwell - 02/08/24 07:28 AM
Is this really a thing
by renosteinke - 02/07/24 01:15 PM
New in the Gallery:
This is a new one
This is a new one
by timmp, September 24
Few pics I found
Few pics I found
by timmp, August 15
Who's Online Now
1 members (Scott35), 45 guests, and 19 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#112609 07/29/01 11:21 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,682
Likes: 3
Admin Offline OP
[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]
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.


#112610 07/30/01 02:25 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,392
It is a very good example of the term "existing"

#112611 08/04/01 10:20 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 218
Run screaming to the truck, slam the door and throw gravel as I speed out of the parking lot?

#112612 08/05/01 06:37 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,392
the thing is, U will never, ever find parts for this........

#112613 08/05/01 09:17 AM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 507
****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.


#112614 08/05/01 01:41 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,392
golf junkie;
i take it no stray ammo was found?

#112615 08/07/01 06:18 PM
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3
Junior Member
I hope you will be able to make a profit!

#112616 08/12/01 04:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 642
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.

#112617 08/22/01 07:20 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 545
Definitely not a workmanship type manner.

The Golden Rule - "The man with the gold makes the rule"
#112618 08/22/01 07:42 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,294
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!

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians

* * * * * * *
2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2023 NEC + Exam Prep Study Guides Now Available!
* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman


Member Spotlight
Posts: 3,682
Joined: October 2000
Top Posters(30 Days)
maxecn 5
Admin 3
Popular Topics(Views)
317,954 Are you busy
242,875 Re: Forum
226,875 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5