ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
Pool Lights?
by Papa - 09/18/20 05:26 PM
Ever been afflicted by Gout?
by mbhydro - 09/15/20 05:50 PM
Questioning the electrical norms
by gfretwell - 09/13/20 01:17 PM
120/208 gives 240? please clarify
by NORCAL - 09/13/20 01:08 AM
Lock-down Thread
by Trumpy - 09/11/20 11:17 PM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 15 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
A "Temporary" Fix? #113199 03/24/02 09:53 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,630
Admin Offline OP
Administrator
Member
[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]
Quote
This is a "temporary" fix for a bad underground service. Been there at least 2 years I know of! No connector, runs right in the open top of the socket.

Take care,
John

Tools for Electricians:
Re: A "Temporary" Fix? #113200 03/24/02 10:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 36
N
NoShorts4Me Offline
Member
Looks like a PG&E job. They are notorious for this.

NS4M

Re: A "Temporary" Fix? #113201 03/25/02 11:16 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,630
Admin Offline OP
Administrator
Member
[Linked Image]
Quote
Here's another. Found this in a motel laundry. There was a second panel to the left of this one!

- J.

Re: A "Temporary" Fix? #113202 03/29/02 09:38 PM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 280
M
motor-T Offline
Member
Yeah this is a good one, This looks like the work of three people, Curly, Larry and Moe.

Re: A "Temporary" Fix? #113203 03/30/02 12:21 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 53
N
NonLinearLoad Offline
Member
HEY!!!what do mean temp?They all look this good when we get done. There's protection on those wires!!!!

Re: A "Temporary" Fix? #113204 04/15/02 11:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5
S
shortcircuit1 Offline
Junior Member
At least they thought about weather proofing..

Re: A "Temporary" Fix? #113205 04/16/02 12:25 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
B
Bjarney Offline
Moderator
At least the netting will save the mosquitos from electrocution. [Don't know about fire ants.]

Re: A "Temporary" Fix? #113206 04/16/02 06:28 PM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
M
mamills Offline
Member
Bjarney:
I have learned that ABSOLUTELY NOTHING can deter fire ants. They cause terrible problems here in Southeast Texas. I replaced a contactor on my Air Conditioner condenser unit a couple of summers ago because of these things. I haven't the slightest idea what draws them to electrical equipment.

Mike (mamills)

Re: A "Temporary" Fix? #113207 04/16/02 08:44 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
B
Bjarney Offline
Moderator
I can't speak for fire ants, but little critters like earwigs and pillbugs seem to be drawn to silver in contacts, to the point of suicide squished under mating pairs of contacts. I'll bet more than a few contactors and water-pump pressure switches have been replaced without looking for or knowing about a flattened little pest.

Re: A "Temporary" Fix? #113208 09/09/02 08:42 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 103
J
jes Offline
Member
There really are miracles...
Hapened to notice this weekend that the 'temporary' service had been removed. Must have installed a new underground because the same meter socket is in place.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Featured:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
noderaser
noderaser
Portland, Oregon, United States
Posts: 404
Joined: March 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Trumpy 8
NORCAL 3
Popular Topics(Views)
269,932 Are you busy
204,358 Re: Forum
192,577 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3