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Old 02-19-2015, 08:10 PM   #1
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There are only a few neighborhoods in my city that are even close to old.

This one is from 1933.





The JB is a bit large but, it's what was on the truck




The original service was probably 3 K&T fused circuits.

It was upgraded around the late 50's? to be able to install a new fangled air conditioner contraption, which all seemed to be 3 phase at that time.



I have not seen a panel like this before. There is only one bus finger attached to the high leg and there would have been one 3 pole breaker installed.



They sucked all the insulation out of the attic so I get to replace all the wiring.



And, it's a real attic that you can stand up in. Those are non existent here after 1930's

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Old 02-19-2015, 08:44 PM   #2
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I've only seen a small handful of those high leg panels, the delta breakers were a lot more common, probably cheaper.
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I think the panel looks good!

Usually attic work SUCKS but being able to stand up and no insulation almost makes it too easy!
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Was the original meter really high or is the new one really low?
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A house built in 1933 in Phoenix is like a house built in colonial days here.
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A match would have cleaned that house up.
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A match would have cleaned that house up.
That would be a waste of a perfectly good match.
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Nice job! Wow the old panel was a mess!
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Wow it sure is different in other parts of our beautiful country. Houses built in the 30s are very common around here, the average house being about 1955 in my estimation. Post WWII boom. Actually having the insulation removed from an attic would be a dream.......... Thankfully we don't do resi anymore, just our commercial customers homes etc.

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There are only a few neighborhoods in my city that are even close to old.

This one is from 1933.





The JB is a bit large but, it's what was on the truck




The original service was probably 3 K&T fused circuits.

It was upgraded around the late 50's? to be able to install a new fangled air conditioner contraption, which all seemed to be 3 phase at that time.



I have not seen a panel like this before. There is only one bus finger attached to the high leg and there would have been one 3 pole breaker installed.



They sucked all the insulation out of the attic so I get to replace all the wiring.



And, it's a real attic that you can stand up in. Those are non existent here after 1930's
























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By the way, that JB is a bit large.
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Is it romex to the j-box and individual conductors to the panel? It seems like our inspector sometimes allows romex in the conduit and sometimes not. He won't give an exact length of what he will accept. He has passed 24" and a 2" LB on the outside.
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I miss getting old rewire jobs like that. Those type of jobs not only do i enjoy they produce a decent profit.
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The new service looks good.

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So when was Phoenix settled by people anyway?
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By the way, that JB is a bit large.
Why the can anyway? didn't want to wrestle with an LB?
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