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#105000 - 03/19/04 05:41 PM 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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Huh?? 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood.

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#105001 - 03/19/04 07:51 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!  
sparked  Offline
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AHHH!!! When will the plumbers ever stop messing with our wiring?


#105002 - 03/20/04 08:57 AM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!  
PCBelarge  Offline
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Take a look at the grounding/neutral? Is this a service panel?

Pierre


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#105003 - 03/21/04 10:50 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!  
ThinkGood  Offline
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That's outright criminal...


#105004 - 03/22/04 11:48 AM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!  
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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).]


#105005 - 03/22/04 02:59 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!  
BigJohn  Offline
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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

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#105006 - 03/22/04 09:34 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!  
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.

#105007 - 03/22/04 10:07 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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This panelboard is Amazing ....

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Bill


#105008 - 03/23/04 07:07 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!  
pwood  Offline
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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]


#105009 - 05/28/04 03:13 PM Re: 60 amp service with metal strapping holding breaker in place on block of wood!  
wirenut73  Offline
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I think Thomas Edison himself wouldve busted a gut on this one.


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