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Residential Upgrade #118537
10/05/04 08:31 PM
10/05/04 08:31 PM
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Re: Residential Upgrade #118538
10/05/04 09:36 PM
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aww... you should have taken some "before" pictures too

Re: Residential Upgrade #118539
10/05/04 10:10 PM
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This IS the "before" pictures!!! Can't you tell that crack in the second picture needs to be caulked?

This is a very typical service in my neighborhood. The vertical conduit ran through a concrete pad. When the pad settled it pulled the conduit out of the meter socket. I did a service across the street last year that had done the same thing.

The distribution panel is a Federal Pacific. The electrical contractor saved where he could, as breakers were available at the time.

This was a pretty good job except the commute was a killer (90 seconds).

I was going to post some "after" pictures, but I'm not sure I want the vultures picking on my bones.

Dave

Re: Residential Upgrade #118540
10/06/04 06:51 AM
10/06/04 06:51 AM
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Fullerton, CA USA
Hi Dave,
What's the white wire coming from the top right switch down to the neutral bar for?? (4th picture). [Linked Image]

Re: Residential Upgrade #118541
10/06/04 08:10 AM
10/06/04 08:10 AM
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SI,New Zealand
That's not a neutral for a GFCI is it,
Electure?.
Just a wild guess.

Re: Residential Upgrade #118542
10/06/04 07:01 PM
10/06/04 07:01 PM
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That's two different wires, guys. It does look like one, but they must cross on the right to look like one. The upper connection was a 240 volt circuit for the clothes dryer.

Dave

Re: Residential Upgrade #118543
10/07/04 12:43 AM
10/07/04 12:43 AM
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The pipes pill out of the meters around here too. They say with groung freezing things can move around a bit. Plus not compacting the soil. We take those uot and put in a underground pedistal.

Besides the meter did you pass your inspection Dave? Doesent anything pass in Crystal Lake?

Tom

Re: Residential Upgrade #118544
10/07/04 11:11 PM
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Re: Residential Upgrade #118545
10/08/04 03:11 AM
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Is that a new idea on phase id? Black, black, black, black, black, black, red, red.


Mark Heller
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Re: Residential Upgrade #118546
10/08/04 05:47 AM
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My work passes everywhere,Tom, doesn't yours? The colors are the different wire guages.

Dave

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