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#168986 09/23/07 10:12 AM
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Owner didn't understand what was wrong with this temporary service (TUG). The meter was at the time the picture was taken.

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Must have been the same guy I caught "cleaning and oiling" the breakers the other day. frown

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I know....I know the answer!!! crazy It's sOOOOO obvious.

There's a 200 Amp main breaker, but only a 150 Amp meter socket!


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Installations like this bring to mind the old ceremonies for drumming a disgraced officer out of the corps....

I can see it now:

Assembled in the town square, neatly lined up, are all the AHJ's, Licensed Contractors, Journeymen .... and, with the best view, the apprentices.

The accused is paraded forth. His Carhartt's are removed, to be replaced by some poly-cotton jumpsuit. His electrical tools are, one by one, dropped into a vat of molten metal. His hands are liberally coated with Gorilla Glue, then inserted into his pockets. Finally, his hard hat is replaced with a funnel.

Then the disgraced is taken to a soup kitchen, nearest the bus station. Good Riddance.

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I'm having trouble finding anything right, other than the bubble cover on the GFCI (though a cover plate too would have been nice...)

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Finally, his hard hat is replaced with a funnel.


lol! [ strains of "If I only had a brain...." ]



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Can someone tell me where the red and black wires go...Are they tied to anything? The GFCI perhaps....Why are they so nicely taped up?

It looks like a work in process.

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Originally Posted by RSmike

It looks like a work in process.


Get rid of the small (12 AWG? 10?) wire from the meter socket to the main lugs, and then I might accept that. That's the part that screams "hack" to me.

Maybe that wire is being used as the main fuse ... wink

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I'd guess the red and black go to the permanent panel inside the house; when the temp is no longer needed, this panel will be removed and the red and black lines will be pulled into the meter can. They are taped up so they won't accidentally touch anything. The GFCI is connected to the lone 20A breaker and to the ground bar (with both ground and neutral in the same hole). The 12ga back to the meter is the main fuse; the 200A breaker is just the disconnect :-)

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hopefully no one's around when that "fuse" decides to go!

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