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#50952 04/16/05 10:16 PM
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A customer in his 50's asked me if we do "heavy ups". I had heard this term used about 6 years ago and remebered someone telling me its another way of saying panel upgrade or service upgrade. Does anyone know where this term "heavy up" came from. Thank you.

#50953 04/17/05 01:12 AM
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my guess is it would be Heavy Duty Uninterupted Power Supply

#50954 04/17/05 08:42 AM
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It means to upgrade the service "Heavy it up" as in "Beef it up".
Apparently it is slang in the MD / D.C. area, as David Shapiro (the author who resides in that region) uses the term in his books and magazine articles.

#50955 04/17/05 10:50 AM
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Maybe old school like 120 to 220 volt changeovers, porky pull installations. These are a couple I have heard in the past from old timers

#50956 04/17/05 10:14 PM
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In the DC area it was an upgrade when I lived there (typically 100a to 200a).


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