Fantastic wiring job!!
Posted 05 March 2007 - 08:47 PM
Posted 08 March 2007 - 11:45 PM
But the strangest one I have seen lately is a house I just worked in. They said it was built in the 20's and they have lived in it since the 50's. I went downstairs to shut the power off to the range and I found the 1920's again. Knife switches and open fuse holders. Tube and loom wiring all exposed. The scary part was pulling the handle on the triple knife switch that handles the main power for the house and knowing when I was done with the range, I would have to push it back to on and watch it spark.
Baron Von Frankenstein would be proud of me! "Throw the switch Igor!"
Posted 02 April 2007 - 09:06 AM
The j-box is rusted almost through, it has a large knife switch, the 20A main fuse, and 10A sub fuse... the meter is also ancient and all the metal sheet parts feel like crispbread...
I told the man he should have the power company wire him a new switch, box and meter inside the house, with 3 phases for that size of house, and ONLY THEN will I consider doing "some wiring"... I'm not doing ANYTHING involving tinkering with that box, and there's little I can do inside the house, that hasn't already been done, with a single phase 10A circuit.
- Ken Olson, Digital Equipment Corporation (1977)
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