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#102945 - 11/30/01 11:10 PM What is this all about?  
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#102946 - 12/01/01 01:18 AM Re: What is this all about?  
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Looks like somebody tried to install 20A inline fuse links on a 15/20A dual-rated receptacle. Not exactly accessible, are they.

With two fuses, they either have a 3-wire split receptacle, or heaven forbid, they fused the neutral.

I can only imagine what might be upstream from this.

Regards,
Brian


#102947 - 12/01/01 10:42 PM Re: What is this all about?  
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Joe,
Is this inside of a Sub Panel, or is that Zinsco 20/20 inside of something else [maybe a "Spiderbox"], used to protect that 20 amp Receptacle???

Either way, one can only ponder "Whadda Heck Was That Joker Thinking!?!?!"

Imagine someone sticking their finger in there to throw the Breakers' Handle[s]!
That was sure nice of the Installer to leave "Access" on the side of the Receptacle with the Ungrounded Conductors' Terminations!
[pending the Receptacle is wired correctly [Linked Image]]
Need to include a little bit of risk with all installations [Linked Image]

Keep those Popsicle Sticks, Maynard - We will need them to turn on/off the breakers
[Linked Image]

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#102948 - 12/02/01 01:09 AM Re: What is this all about?  
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Where do you guys see wires? [Linked Image]

Joe,

If this isn't a trick photo I have no ideas.
[Linked Image]!!

[Linked Image]
Bill


#102949 - 12/02/01 02:03 AM Re: What is this all about?  
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Bill,

You got me there!!! [Linked Image]

Once again I Ass_U_Me_d [ [Linked Image]] this was an active outlet.

Good call!

Joe,

What's the verdict here??? [Linked Image]

Scott SET


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#102950 - 12/02/01 09:41 AM Re: What is this all about?  
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[Linked Image]
Looks like they have started to clean up this mess! I found these in my mailbox and they were from Alaska.

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 03-05-2002).]


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#102951 - 12/03/01 08:38 AM Re: What is this all about?  
Redsy  Offline
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Pardon my ignorance, but it looks like mini-breakers to me. You know the 1/2" size. I'm not sure of this fuse holder talk.


#102952 - 12/03/01 09:31 PM Re: What is this all about?  
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Those are old Zinsco or GTE/Sylvania twin CBs. I've even seen these with a stab connection for the wire similar to a stab-in receptacle. Also heard (maybe true, maybe not) that these are right behind FPE's for the "no blow" characteristics. Fortunately, they're long discontinued.


#102953 - 03/08/02 07:29 PM Re: What is this all about?  
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You cut and pasted that right. [Linked Image]


#102954 - 03/08/02 09:37 PM Re: What is this all about?  
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Joe
Those are breakers ? Wow, and I thought they were shims to assure the receptacle didnt move.
-Mark-


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