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#152796 - 01/11/06 12:11 PM HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT  
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Recently aquired six of these. Can anyone date? Building was built in 1922. I don't think they're that old.

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#152797 - 01/11/06 12:24 PM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT  
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Lehigh Acres, FL
they appear to be from around that time.


#152798 - 01/12/06 07:13 AM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT  
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Lorton, Va USA
They could well be from that time period, but they are still around today. We used to call them "door" fuses.

Can you guess why we consider them a REAL PITA???

Regular shotgun stick won't work. Fusing stick has nothing to grab. You've gotta climb/bucket up, remove it and replace it hoping it ain't faulted, or find a large closing fork and try it very sloppy.

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#152799 - 01/15/06 10:49 AM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT  
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Yeah! The newer ones are made of fiberglass I was told by a trouble person from Hydro.. He also told me they are more prone to arcing and burning up than the older porcelain ones. ):

#152800 - 02/12/06 10:15 PM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT  
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Levittown, PA
Many of them have gone into flames on the poles around here. Most have been replaced, but there are still the replacement doors hanging on the crossarms.

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#152801 - 02/16/06 09:32 PM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT  
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Posts: 288
Austin, Texas, USA
Wow. I've heard linemen refer to primary cutouts as "doors", which never made sense to me. Now it does. Kinda like "cord cap", and "solid neutral", terms that recall a time when there were both solid and fused neutrals, etc.

#152802 - 02/17/06 11:39 AM Re: HIGH VOLTAGE CUT OUT  
pauluk  Offline
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Norfolk, England
So what is the origin of the "cord cap" term?

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