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Keep U Face Out #117623
06/26/04 05:41 PM
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iwire  Offline OP
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Went in an electric room the other day and saw this.

It was apparent that it had been this way for a very long time judging from the dust on it.

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]


Bob Badger
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Re: Keep U Face Out #117624
06/26/04 06:05 PM
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Hmmm...
Looks like someone is getting some FREE Electricity

Bill

Re: Keep U Face Out #117625
06/26/04 06:14 PM
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iwire  Offline OP
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Bill, my guess is a bank branch.

This is not to far from you, New Rochell (sp?)

Bob


Bob Badger
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Re: Keep U Face Out #117626
06/26/04 09:47 PM
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What's inside, Bob?

Re: Keep U Face Out #117627
06/26/04 10:00 PM
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It is a 200 amp 480 volt meter socket with the bypass lever in bypass.

That lever prevents the real cover (presently tied to the EMT on the right) from being installed.

As Bill said free power for now.

Bob


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts
Re: Keep U Face Out #117628
06/26/04 10:48 PM
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New Rochelle? "Keep U Face Out" sounds more Brooklyn to me! [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

-Randy

Re: Keep U Face Out #117629
06/26/04 10:51 PM
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For extra safety, wouldn't a ½-inch sheet of asbestos board under the sign do the job?

Re: Keep U Face Out #117630
07/08/04 07:01 PM
07/08/04 07:01 PM
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uksparky  Offline
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It is a 200 amp 480 volt meter socket with the bypass lever in bypass.


You have a BYPASS switch in your meterS?? [Linked Image]

This 'free power' is a bit in-your-face isn't it? At least over here we have the watchmakers drill and 5A fusewire...or a concealed supply tail behind the mounting board!!! That example is...taking the p*** [Linked Image]


If hindsight were foresight, we'd all be millionaires!
Re: Keep U Face Out #117631
07/08/04 09:20 PM
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Not all meter sockets have them. The bypass lever is used when changing out a meter. It allows the meter to be pulled without interrupting the downstream load, and is sometimes coupled to the jaws in such a way as to clamp/unclamp the meter blades when operated. The bypass lever also shorts the secondaries of CTs on CT operated meters to prevent high voltages from being developed.

The handle is arranged in such a way as to prevent the enclosure cover from being closed/sealed with the meter bypassed.

Re: Keep U Face Out #117632
07/09/04 12:53 PM
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uksparky  Offline
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Thanks NJW, I was wondering what you'd legitimately use the bypass for!! I only realised you could 'unplug' your meters when looking at a pic on this site. Ya learn something new every day [Linked Image]

In the UK we still go through the rigmarole of de-tailing, removing, replacing then re-tailing... No power for the duration!

At least I don't have to worry 'bout those jobs; utility's area, and they aren't too chuffed if we interfere with their toys [Linked Image] Some of them get quite irate if we even cut the seals to put new tails to a d/b or suchlike...they'd officially rather we either got them out at ££££££ per go or left the live tails dangling whilst we work! yea RIGHT! [Linked Image]

Thanks for your reply tho'!


If hindsight were foresight, we'd all be millionaires!
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