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#153193 - 07/04/06 10:28 PM Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?  
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#153194 - 07/06/06 07:26 AM Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?  
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I wonder whether the switch to which this was attached was already marked "on" and "off" on the casing?


#153195 - 07/06/06 10:12 PM Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?  
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More than likely.

My guess is that the installer of the heater tagged the switch off, with the customer to turn it on.


#153196 - 07/13/06 06:16 PM Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?  
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Childhood memories!

PECO customers in the 1960 through at least the 1980s had a dual meter setup as they offered off demand rates for electric water heaters. The second meter fed a tamperproof glass enclosed timer hanging from the meter box. This in turn fed a 30a fused disconnect for the water heater. I assue the label would be placed on the disconnect.


#153197 - 07/16/06 09:46 PM Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?  
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Yo Gus, are you originally from Philly?


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#153198 - 08/01/06 10:22 PM Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953?  
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Hey Gus, every mobile home in this park with oil heat still has two working meters on the pedestal, one with a working timer attached. I live in one of 4 1/2 sections to have gas heat. I'll get a pic of one in an empty lot some time this week.

Ian A.
Morrisville PA, Falls Twp.

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