Recently someone asked if there was anyone that had used this sensor in the field, so I thought I would pass this along.
I was sent to troubleshoot a water heater that was blowing 30 amp fuses in a disconnect. The amp reading on each leg,(after I replaced one blown fuse), was 15.5 on each leg (220 volt 1 phase), so I took out my trusty IR thermometer, model 470, and read 70 deg F on one leg, and 100 deg F on the other, on the line side of the disconnect. When I opened the trough up, I found a loose bug nut.
My question is, is this tap legal(as far as the five foot tap rule is concerned), and if so, do you see any hazards with this setup? (said with a straight face).
The copper water pipe sneaking by with valve placed conveniently at disconnect height appears to be the least of the problems. It looks like a buffet of fuses here, and the objects to the left of the screw in type fuse are either dimes, small knockouts or... slugs to solve blown fuse problems? lol.
Good catch, and great use for that meter!
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