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Hot Water Service Tag From 1953? #153193
07/04/06 10:28 PM
07/04/06 10:28 PM
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Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953? #153194
07/06/06 07:26 AM
07/06/06 07:26 AM
pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
I wonder whether the switch to which this was attached was already marked "on" and "off" on the casing?

Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953? #153195
07/06/06 10:12 PM
07/06/06 10:12 PM
classicsat  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 456
More than likely.

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

Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953? #153196
07/13/06 06:16 PM
07/13/06 06:16 PM
Gus99  Offline
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 24
Los Angeles, CA
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.

Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953? #153197
07/16/06 09:46 PM
07/16/06 09:46 PM
HCE727  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 186
Delaware County, PA, USA
Yo Gus, are you originally from Philly?

Re: Hot Water Service Tag From 1953? #153198
08/01/06 10:22 PM
08/01/06 10:22 PM
Theelectrikid  Offline
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 810
Levittown, PA
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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