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Old Stuff from LK #123519
04/08/06 11:11 PM
04/08/06 11:11 PM
Trumpy  Offline
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I'll let Les fill you folks in on what's going on here:

[Linked Image]

All yours Les. [Linked Image]

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[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 04-08-2006).]

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Re: Old Stuff from LK #123520
04/08/06 11:30 PM
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LK  Offline
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When this was installed in 1937, they used 1 1/2" nips to connect from one box to another, back then they din't use bonding locknuts or bushings, so the entire system is all loose bonding, dependant on pipe and locknuts, i think we do a better job of bonding in todays installations.

Re: Old Stuff from LK #123521
04/09/06 05:36 AM
04/09/06 05:36 AM
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Great photo. I like the old meters and switchgear.
As per chatroom discussion 9th of April I hope you get the mystery 7 Amps sorted out, but I think you have it already under control Les.
Regards Ray


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Re: Old Stuff from LK #123522
04/09/06 05:35 PM
04/09/06 05:35 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
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Les,
What are the white cylinders at the top of the pic?

Alan


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Re: Old Stuff from LK #123523
04/09/06 06:23 PM
04/09/06 06:23 PM
renosteinke  Offline
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Alan, you see an insulated pipe, probably a drain line, with the insulation interrupted by a hanger.

Re: Old Stuff from LK #123524
04/09/06 06:28 PM
04/09/06 06:28 PM
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iwire  Offline
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I was thinking a steam pipe. [Linked Image]

I think that shows the difference between where Reno and I live.

New England vs the desert.


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Re: Old Stuff from LK #123525
04/10/06 11:30 AM
04/10/06 11:30 AM
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Wharton, Texas, USA
I really enjoy looking at pix of old installations such as this. Things have come a long ways, with modern inventions such as wire gutters and circuit breakers [Linked Image].

I have a panel in my collection, very much like the first four shown on that long wall. The panel is typically sealed by the POCO, and inside there is a single 30 amp main fuse, an EXO switch, and also a small knife switch inside the box - I presume to shunt the meter out of the circuit for testing or replacement. The customer's fuses (all two of them) are in a little "appendage" on the bottom of the panel with a little door that swings up.

It would be interesting to know what is in the main disconnect switch [Linked Image].

Mike (mamils)


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