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Creative Fuse Clip Clamps #119277
12/14/04 07:49 PM
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This is a motor starter for a 200 HP pump which was installed in the early 60’s and is scheduled to be replaced soon. Appartently, the fuse clips loosened and someone got creative with beam clamps.

SteveE
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Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps #119278
12/14/04 10:14 PM
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Whatever works! [Linked Image]


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Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps #119279
12/14/04 10:37 PM
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Anyone see any particular hazard here?

A listing and labelling violation, for sure, but nothing serious compared to most of the other pics that get posted here. Certainly seems a good temporary fix, until new fuse clips (or proper clamps) could be obtained.

BTW, the inside of this panel is in REAL NICE shape for being 40-odd years old!

[This message has been edited by NJwirenut (edited 12-14-2004).]

Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps #119280
12/15/04 06:25 PM
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AT least there are fuses there and not a piece of copper pipe.


Theres always enough room in the junction box.You just need a bigger hammer
Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps #119281
12/15/04 09:47 PM
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How many amps are those fuses good for? They look huge to me, or are the labels just small?

Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps #119282
12/15/04 11:25 PM
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You can learn something new every day. Maybe I could use beam clamps instead of split bolts to save $. It looks like they have a yellow crimp connectors double tapped on top of the fuses. Didn't they know they could have just used 1/4-20 screws into the beam clamp holes. The 1st wire at the top crimp looks a little scorched. Maybe they need a beam clamp to hold the wire tight in the crimp connector.

Tom

Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps #119283
12/16/04 12:03 AM
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As much as I hate to admit it, if they made those clamps in copper, it would be a darn good idea to me. (OK, bomb me [Linked Image])

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Certainly seems a good temporary fix, until new fuse clips (or proper clamps) could be obtained.

Well, 40 yrs might be slightly pushing the envelope of "temporary" [Linked Image]

Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps #119284
12/16/04 04:18 AM
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Not Listed but, if most "fixes" were as neat and functional as that one, the world would be a bit safer

Re: Creative Fuse Clip Clamps #119285
12/16/04 12:04 PM
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Go to the bottom part of this page for a listed clamp for this application.
Don


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