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Free electric? #208870 02/16/13 06:05 PM
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Free electric?

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Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1] #208873 02/16/13 08:53 PM
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Ha. Well at least it wasn't made to 220v

Re: Free electric? [Re: CZap] #208909 02/20/13 11:39 PM
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IDIOT !!!

YOU FORGOT THE GROUND WIRE !!!

grin

Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1] #208910 02/20/13 11:59 PM
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But he has it taped up with green tape, so that should have it grounded good enough.... grin

Also it is a tamper resistant receptacle.

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Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1] #208912 02/21/13 12:34 AM
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That's a specification grade quality job....

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Even as a temp power patch it makes zero sense.

Why not patch in after a 15Amp 120 C/B?

Why not patch in a GFCI receptacle?

Why not just run an extension cord -- for there has to be some receptacle within range.

How does one explain the break-in to the meter pan to the meter reader?

Why give up a clean path to the GEC?





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Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1] #208915 02/21/13 11:15 AM
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This was found by a POCO troubleshooter who noticed the center cover off of the two meter pan. One of the meters was booted, and apparently someone needed 120 volt!


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Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1] #208917 02/21/13 01:36 PM
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If he had put this in a Bell box, piped out of that top hub KO, with a GFCI and an in use cover it may have survived for years.

Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1] #208918 02/21/13 01:54 PM
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Hmmm, maybe there's a grow house nearby?


---Ed---

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."
Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1] #208921 02/21/13 08:46 PM
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Greg:
It may have survived...until either the meter guy, or a POCO 'drive by'!! They allow nothing from the meter pans/stacks.

The booted meter tenant is facing a theft of services charge. They pulled one leg boot off the meter for 1 hot leg in the apt.


John
Re: Free electric? [Re: HotLine1] #208954 02/23/13 02:59 PM
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John,

I noticed that he cut open the center panel. Those old PSE&G locks were very difficult to break open.

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