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Multi-Meter Service #167195
08/07/07 10:54 PM
08/07/07 10:54 PM
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Check out this service in Wildwood, NJ.

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Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Admin] #167196
08/07/07 10:57 PM
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Hemingray  Offline
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Lehigh Acres, FL
shocked shocked shocked shocked

Good lord that's ALOT of cables! and 31 meters in there!


Cliff
Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Hemingray] #167197
08/07/07 11:08 PM
08/07/07 11:08 PM
renosteinke  Offline
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Shouldn't this be in the 'violations' area? Looks like there is no main disconnect, and there's more than 6....

Edit: OOPS... that's main to the left ... all those cables are on the 'load' side ..... what a mess!

Last edited by renosteinke; 08/07/07 11:19 PM.
Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: renosteinke] #167198
08/08/07 01:07 AM
08/08/07 01:07 AM
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Levittown, PA
I think the correct title for this post is 'Spaghetti Factory."

What a mess! shocked shocked shocked frown

Ian A.


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Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Theelectrikid] #167205
08/08/07 04:21 AM
08/08/07 04:21 AM
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Elviscat  Offline
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Seattle Washington USA
that has to be the most hideous code-compliant installation I have ever seen!!!
it looks to me like the electricians who installed this took quite a bit of care to make those cables straight and neat, but with that many it'd be a herculean task... there has got to be a dozen better ways to do this...

but imagine the look on the EC's face when he found out the job requirments for this laugh

-Will

Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Elviscat] #167209
08/08/07 06:32 AM
08/08/07 06:32 AM
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LarryC  Offline
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Winchester, NH, US
It looks like the original install was about a dozen meters, then someone decided to double the number of units. The bottom layer of cables look nice and secure, and then the second layer was ty rapped on top of the original install.

Larry

Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: LarryC] #167211
08/08/07 08:30 AM
08/08/07 08:30 AM
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Vienna, Austria
Good lord, another reason against centralised metering!

Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Texas_Ranger] #167214
08/08/07 09:37 AM
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Cedar City, Utah
What about cable de-rating???


Mike Wescoatt
Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Mike Wescoatt] #167215
08/08/07 10:41 AM
08/08/07 10:41 AM
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EV607797  Offline
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Fredericksburg, VA, USA
I can't believe anybody, no matter how inexperienced could walk away from that job and consider it to be done properly. That is really, really bad.


---Ed---

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."
Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: EV607797] #167219
08/08/07 11:12 AM
08/08/07 11:12 AM
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Brick, NJ USA
A large number of motels in the Wildwood area are being converted to condominiums, which may explain the "reason" for this install. NO, that is no excuse for the sorry looking install.

John


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