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Another Day at the Office #118458 09/17/04 12:17 PM
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Re: Another Day at the Office #118459 09/17/04 08:29 PM
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Gee, Dave,
I'm sure glad it's not my office that looks like that [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Re: Another Day at the Office #118460 09/17/04 09:23 PM
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It's kinda interesting to see three generations of services here - past, present, and future.

The SqD fusible panel doesn't look too bad, except for being obsolete. Are you leaving the can in place as a J-box to the new panel, or is a complete rewiring in order?

Mike (mamills)

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Re: Another Day at the Office #118461 09/17/04 09:47 PM
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All of the old will be removed on this one, Mike. The original fusebox is one of the best I've ever seen, except that the snap-in of the 240 volt fuseholders are weak. The small sub-panel is wired in from lugs on the main at 100 amps, another very nice feature.

Dave

Re: Another Day at the Office #118462 09/18/04 12:59 PM
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Those 1/2-1" eccentrics on the bottom of the meter allwys want to break out to a 3/4 when your putting the 1/2 ground pipe in. I gave up and just use reducing washers from the start.

Tom

Re: Another Day at the Office #118463 09/20/04 07:51 AM
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Would that water spigot stay there?

Re: Another Day at the Office #118464 09/20/04 12:54 PM
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I'll mention that to the homeowner, chi spark. It may stay though, there's a hose reel, so they'll only be conecting and disconnecting the hose a couple times a year.

Dave

Re: Another Day at the Office #118465 09/26/04 09:20 AM
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Uh....did all of this actually pass inspection, or did they even get one? Yikes!


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Re: Another Day at the Office #118467 09/29/04 12:51 PM
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This did pass inspection, but it looked better than the first three pictures when I finished.

It was a timely upgrade. The lower main lug on the fusebox spun rather than unscrewing (fourth picture).

The fifth picture shows a little creativity in metal-work by a previous electrician, and the sixth picture was my lesson that you can't bash a plastic part in the middle with lineman pliers to remove the knock-outs.

Dave

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