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Disconnect Too Low? #122865
01/27/06 09:48 PM
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Re: Disconnect Too Low? #122866
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If that was over here, it would already be bent around the pole with tire scuffs/car paint marks all over....

Subject to damage???, vandalism? Someone really planned that work out well! [Linked Image]

Re: Disconnect Too Low? #122867
01/28/06 12:41 AM
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ADA compliant?


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Re: Disconnect Too Low? #122868
01/28/06 03:18 AM
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Those white lines denote the working space.

The panel is fine, just needs bollards for protection. They may have been there prior to some jerk re-painting the parking lines incorrectly. Since when is it OK to park your car half out over the sidewalk?


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Re: Disconnect Too Low? #122869
01/28/06 11:47 AM
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They shouldn't have set that pole in quicksand.

Re: Disconnect Too Low? #122870
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Re: Disconnect Too Low? #122871
01/28/06 01:11 PM
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ROFL! A gem!


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Re: Disconnect Too Low? #122872
01/28/06 02:03 PM
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Ahh ya! thats so you can operate the switch with your foot!

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Re: Disconnect Too Low? #122873
01/28/06 02:22 PM
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I know! That city employs midget meter readers!


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Re: Disconnect Too Low? #122874
01/28/06 04:07 PM
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That is a pretty large disconnect for a 400 amp service. Perhaps it's a three pole, 600v rated disco?

Given the need to place the meter at a readable level, I don't see what else might have been done. There is a real need for combo meter pan / disco out there!

I am actually surprised that the disco has not been locked in the "on" position; it is just so tempting to 'stumble' over that handle. Or- wait- IS that a padlock I see there?

Let's see...pole round, box square....just how secure is that thing mounted? How to seal the "mounting holes" in the back?

I agree about the bollards.

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