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Old 12-23-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Obsolete Anchor meter base

Alright, I know somebody has this part sitting on their workbench, or they know where I can buy it from.
Family member has an Anchor meter base from the early 70's, and one of the jaws went bad. Due to budget restrictions, at this time, I am looking to repair the existing meter base rather than replace (not my usual style).

Anchor is out of business, and my supply house can't locate parts.
It is a narrow 200 amp meter base, paper label with model number is long gone, but the model number of the jaw I need is 123029.

Help me please...

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Old 12-23-2009, 07:15 PM   #2
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post up a picture of what it is you're looking for.

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a meter socket can't bankrupt anyone!
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a meter socket can't bankrupt anyone!
No, but the meter can.

Ask anyone who was in California when Enron raped us for billions.
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These folks have some used meter base stuff.
http://www.mooseindustrialsurplus.co...ures_page.html
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Family member? I just fix it and whatever!!! We are family!
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Usually, jaws are jaws.

The only thing I run across is a slight depth difference.

Get a meter can, pull out the jaws and insert them in the old can.






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You do hot underground can work? I thought I was the only one dumb enough to try that.
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You do hot underground can work? I thought I was the only one dumb enough to try that.
Anyone ever change out a socket in an old round meter-base when it was hot? My boss didn't feel like getting the extension ladder off the truck and cutting the hots loose. So we care fully loosened the lug (With out touching the side of the meter base) and I held the wire so it wouldn't move and touch anything, he then handed me a short piece of carflex to slip over the end of the hot while he pulled the old socket out and and put the new (used replacement) back in.
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You do hot underground can work? I thought I was the only one dumb enough to try that.
If POCO leaves it on, I will work it hot.

If I get hurt or die, someone will sue the schit out of them.

On the last one I did, they didn't even bother to leave a note saying it was hot.





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Overhead is one thing but underground gives me the heebie jeebies sometimes. I guess that is because I watched someone blow up a new meter can before.

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