ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat
Recent Posts
Strobing LEDs
by Bill Addiss - 10/07/22 09:45 AM
How's Florida doing with Hurricane Ian?
by Bill Addiss - 09/28/22 12:41 PM
Tough being a lineman's kid
by Bill Addiss - 09/28/22 12:39 PM
GFCI's pops in large numbers
by dsk - 09/26/22 04:35 AM
AFCI’s Revisited
by sparky - 09/24/22 09:58 AM
New in the Gallery:
240/208 to a house
240/208 to a house
by wa2ise, October 9
Now you know.
Now you know.
by Tom_Horne, September 7
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 33 guests, and 12 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,672
Likes: 2
Admin Offline OP
Administrator
Member
Quote
got a call to no power to an A/C unit... Beings this was the only 240V load they had, it was all the homeowner missed! (evidentally, the 120V loads on this phase are not used much?) anyways, walked past the panel & caught a whiff of that of so familiar smell.... At first I thought the smell was coming from the porchlight-gone-outlet which had 2 refrigerators plugged in it! [Linked Image]

- Randy
[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,672
Likes: 2
Admin Offline OP
Administrator
Member
[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 597
E
Member
Your #5 photo, the first of the second three, showing the light fixture mod, is priceless.

Another candidate for the Darwin Awards must be nearby.


Al Hildenbrand
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
M
Member
Randy: That main breaker isn't factory-installed, is it? It looks like an old "Multi-breaker"-style unit that someone cobbled in there.

Kinda curious as to what happened here. It looks like a main conductor burned in two. It also looks like breakers have been moved around in order to compensate for a buss which has been dead for some time. [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 924
Likes: 1
N
Member
Early type CH panels used that style of main breaker, my guess that panel could be 45 years old.(1958-1959 era homes were the last to use the XO panels at least around here.)

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 33
D
Member
hey whats your guys opinions of those CH panels, my mom is looking at buying a house and it has one from the 60's or 70's, it looks in pretty good shape. also when did they use black NM, ive never seen it before until earlier today


Rob

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,438
Member
Mike,
The main in here is original CH equiptment.. I've replaced these panels a few times before due to BBQ'd main breakers (Both this style & the style with the long breaker that backfeeds into the bus)
Norcal,
Youre close! 1957....
Rob,
I'm personally not too crazy about these CH panels... I've replaced quite a few, always due to the main breaker, or something closely associated to it (like the lugs) burning up bigtime! One instance the wires between the meter & the main burned a hole in the can! (Customer said the Poco xfmr on the pole in the backyard was putting smoke off during this also!)

There are also people who like these as well.. & there are some good points (Copper bus for one) & I have yet to see one of these newer than 30 years old.. So I can't comment if there's a newer design either...

-Randy


Link Copied to Clipboard
Featured:

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians
 

* * * * * * *
2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2023 NEC Now Available!
 
* * * * * * *

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

 

Member Spotlight
togol
togol
NW In. USA
Posts: 421
Joined: September 2005
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
297,826 Are you busy
228,538 Re: Forum
213,370 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5