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Open Meter Box? #124894 01/04/07 10:38 PM
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While searching flickr for a friends vacation pictures that he assured me were up there somewhere I ran across this while drowning in a bazillion vacation pictures from people I didn't know. I dont know who this poor girl is, but I hope she doesn't lean back any further...
I never did find my friends picts, but this was much more interesting. I'm guessing it's a rental property on the beach, that couldn't be live could it?

[Linked Image]

(Webmaster Note: Picture cropped to keep focus on the Electrical Equipment ... sorry Guys ... [Linked Image] )

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Re: Open Meter Box? #124895 01/04/07 11:22 PM
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Very close. good find though.

Obviously there is no power in that batch. it doesn't look like this meter has been bypassed. the mains side could well be alive.
imagine the steel chair frame shorting phase to case

It is handy when you have the user name to do a search or, the name under what the photo's are listed

edited for typo's

[This message has been edited by RODALCO (edited 01-04-2007).]

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Re: Open Meter Box? #124896 01/05/07 12:09 AM
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Unless my eyes are deceiving me, it looks like there may be a glass cover there, another guess is thats it is being installed, notice neutral lug is sans conductors.

Re: Open Meter Box? #124897 01/05/07 12:16 AM
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Ann Brush Offline
I see a plastic or glass cover too

Re: Open Meter Box? #124898 01/05/07 01:09 AM
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Hemingray Offline
What's that twist-lock photocell for (to the right of her head). That one looks like it was made back in the 1950s or 1960s. (I used to have one like this as a kid from the local power company. It was on the light in front of my old house)

Re: Open Meter Box? #124899 01/05/07 05:31 AM
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iwire Offline
I see the plastic cover as well, here is a close up of a meter with the plastic cover.

[Linked Image]

Bob Badger
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Re: Open Meter Box? #124900 01/05/07 07:20 AM
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Trumpy Offline
There's a meter base in that pic?.
Ouch!. [Linked Image]
That is the sound of a guy that is about to get married. [Linked Image]

Re: Open Meter Box? #124901 01/05/07 07:48 AM
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Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

Re: Open Meter Box? #124902 01/05/07 09:31 AM
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mamills Offline
I'm hoping that the lack of rust or corrosion on that equipment (the meter can [Linked Image]) means that this is a brand new service, not hooked up yet.

Shame on you Webmaster for not showing the entire picture... [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)


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