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Should this type of unused material be removed? #51270
04/27/05 05:08 AM
04/27/05 05:08 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Abandoned electrical systems are required to be removed in many areas. How about your area?

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Re: Should this type of unused material be removed? #51271
04/27/05 06:25 AM
04/27/05 06:25 AM
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iwire  Offline
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In this area, MA and RI I have never heard of any such rule for the removal of equipment like the equipment in the photo.


Bob Badger
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Re: Should this type of unused material be removed? #51272
04/27/05 10:44 AM
04/27/05 10:44 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Here are some other typical problems -- be careful not to come into contact with these wires, they may be energized, or abandoned.

I think that they should be removed, especially if the property values are to be elevated in your part of the world or if you want the kids to see their next birthday!

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Re: Should this type of unused material be removed? #51273
04/27/05 12:26 PM
04/27/05 12:26 PM
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resqcapt19  Offline
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If the equipment or wires are still connected to a power source, then then must be covered, protected or removed. If they are not connected to a power source, they are not an electrical safety hazard.
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Re: Should this type of unused material be removed? #51274
04/27/05 04:48 PM
04/27/05 04:48 PM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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This is just silly. [Linked Image] You are showing apples and oranges. Of course the wiring in the pictures should be denergized or made safe. However once that is done I see no hazard with leaving it or equipment in place.

Re: Should this type of unused material be removed? #51275
04/27/05 06:05 PM
04/27/05 06:05 PM
Scott35  Offline

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Around here, those Zinsco Breakers would have been removed long, long ago, by another type of "Cult"
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("Cult" referring to the tagging on the electrical equipment of the 1st image)

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Re: Should this type of unused material be removed? #51276
04/28/05 07:06 AM
04/28/05 07:06 AM
Trumpy  Offline

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Scott,
Maybe the tagger was more right than you think?.
I'm guessing C.U.L.T = Cover Up Live Terminals.
Sorry. [Linked Image]


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