ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
From an outsider- How does tipping work?
by Trumpy - 12/02/20 04:26 AM
Happy Thanksgiving
by Trumpy - 12/02/20 04:11 AM
Where is Everyone?
by Trumpy - 12/02/20 03:51 AM
What does your work place look like?
by Trumpy - 12/02/20 03:42 AM
Ground fault remover :-)
by dsk - 11/30/20 03:51 AM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 16 guests, and 16 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Spider Stops Electric Meter #116009 01/29/04 10:54 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,632
Admin Offline OP
Administrator
Member
[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]
Quote
Found this spider in an electrical meter appears he got stuck inside and jammed the rotation of the meter

-alan bergold

Tools for Electricians:
Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter #116010 01/30/04 01:43 AM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,081
T
ThinkGood Offline
Member
Seen recently in the back of a magazine:
[Linked Image from s91748743.onlinehome.us]

Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter #116011 01/30/04 11:20 AM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
M
mamills Offline
Member
Please send me two dozen of these spiders ASAP! [Linked Image] Sounds like a great business opportunity...

Mike (mamills)

Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter #116012 01/31/04 03:33 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
B
Bjarney Offline
Moderator
ThinkGood — Maybe the slightly refined Arachni-Pace system would arouse less suspicion. {The critter just runs around in the opposite direction of the disk, slowing it down.}

Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter #116013 01/31/04 08:46 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 119
C
ComputerWizKid Offline
Member
So what happens if the disc stops? it does not register any use of electricity any more?


Theres always enough room in the junction box.You just need a bigger hammer
Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter #116014 01/31/04 10:32 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
B
Bjarney Offline
Moderator
10-4, CWK.

Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter #116015 01/31/04 11:28 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
S
SvenNYC Offline
Member
So it seems like you don't need much to stall out the "motor" in the meter.....

If that thing were any more powerful it would have just sucked in the spider, crushed it and kept on running.....

Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter #116016 02/01/04 04:44 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 289
:
:andy: Offline
Member
is that for real?? spider stopped it?

i'd never thaught the meter disc has that less power.

Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter #116017 02/02/04 12:45 AM
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 394
B
Big Jim Offline
Member
The spining disk is much more akin to a meter movement than a motor. It only has to turn the dials andthat, through gear reduction. A little, hard bodied spider could easily stop it from turning.

Re: Spider Stops Electric Meter #116018 02/03/04 11:06 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 2
E
electroman68 Offline
Junior Member
this spider has definitely been working out!

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Featured:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

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

 

Member Spotlight
TOOL_5150
TOOL_5150
Bay Area
Posts: 61
Joined: August 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Trumpy 20
Popular Topics(Views)
272,183 Are you busy
206,069 Re: Forum
194,078 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3