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Multi-Meter Service #167195 08/07/07 09:54 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 09:57 PM
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Hemingray Offline
shocked shocked shocked shocked

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

Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Hemingray] #167197 08/07/07 10:08 PM
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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 10:19 PM.
Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: renosteinke] #167198 08/08/07 12:07 AM
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Theelectrikid Offline
I think the correct title for this post is 'Spaghetti Factory."

What a mess! shocked shocked shocked frown

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Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Theelectrikid] #167205 08/08/07 03:21 AM
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Elviscat Offline
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


Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Elviscat] #167209 08/08/07 05:32 AM
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LarryC Offline
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.


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

Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Texas_Ranger] #167214 08/08/07 08:37 AM
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Mike Wescoatt Offline
What about cable de-rating???

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Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: Mike Wescoatt] #167215 08/08/07 09:41 AM
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EV607797 Offline
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.


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Re: Multi-Meter Service [Re: EV607797] #167219 08/08/07 10:12 AM
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HotLine1 Offline
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.


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