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60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood! #105000
03/19/04 04:41 PM
03/19/04 04:41 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Huh?? 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood.

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Courtesy: Raymond Wand Home Inspection Service www.nachi.org


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Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood! #105001
03/19/04 06:51 PM
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sparked  Offline
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Raleigh
AHHH!!! When will the plumbers ever stop messing with our wiring?

Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood! #105002
03/20/04 07:57 AM
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PCBelarge  Offline
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Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
Take a look at the grounding/neutral? Is this a service panel?

Pierre


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Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood! #105003
03/21/04 09:50 PM
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ThinkGood  Offline
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Milwaukee, WI
That's outright criminal...

Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood! #105004
03/22/04 10:48 AM
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SvenNYC  Offline
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New York City
Might this little getup be a "retro-fit" where the breaker replaced a pony-cleat socket that was being used as a fuse holder? [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 03-22-2004).]

Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood! #105005
03/22/04 01:59 PM
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BigJohn  Offline
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Boston, MA
Thank goodness I'm not an inspector, because if I stumbled across this mess, I'd be so dumbfounded I wouldn't even know where to begin: "That's in violation of everything... just... just get rid of it."

-John

[This message has been edited by BigJohn (edited 03-22-2004).]

Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood! #105006
03/22/04 08:34 PM
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Sir Arcsalot  Offline
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Lynden, Washington
The character who did this is probably related to the same person who began using Lincoln Fuse Protectors. ARGGGHHH!!!!!


No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.
Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood! #105007
03/22/04 09:07 PM
03/22/04 09:07 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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NY, USA
This panelboard is Amazing ....

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Bill

Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood! #105008
03/23/04 06:07 PM
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pwood  Offline
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castella,calif usa
BIG JOHN,
as an inspector one of my favorite replies is"i can't find anything right!hire a licensed electrical contractor and have him call for re-inspection" [Linked Image]

Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood! #105009
05/28/04 02:13 PM
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wirenut73  Offline
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Kansas City MO
I think Thomas Edison himself wouldve busted a gut on this one.

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