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Old 01-23-2018, 06:23 PM   #1
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I found this old Westinghouse 150 A fused main breaker panel in my mechanic's shop. Late 60s building. I installed a 20 A circuit for one of his machines and convinced him to change the breakers out too, at least. Interestingly, the building is old enough to have 2-wire T-slot receptacles, but the cable contained a ground, but just #16 copper.

Also inspected the grounding electrode conductor. Some hack back in the 60s obviously didn't have a Kenny clamp and just drilled a hole for the GEC. Despite it not being listed for the purpose, the hole and conductor are in great shape, even in a dirt old mechanic's shop.
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Did you have 480sparky photoshop that for you?
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BUT how many house fires have they had?
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Soooo....did you correct this egregious violation and install a proper bonding clamp?
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That's enough joking around.

You people disgust me.

Would you laugh at a nuclear bomb? Huh?

Didn't think so...

The nightmare only erupts when a voltage spike hits. When that happens, we'll all be dead. Yeah, that's funny, right?

Darn you.
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The really sad part is that SE cable in a commercial environment. That is the dangerous thing. Makes me worry about your friend, and pisses me off at you for not thinking about the big things.
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The really sad part is that SE cable in a commercial environment. That is the dangerous thing. Makes me worry about your friend, and pisses me off at you for not thinking about the big things.
Cool story Sabrina.
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That's enough joking around.

You people disgust me.

Would you laugh at a nuclear bomb? Huh?

Didn't think so...

The nightmare only erupts when a voltage spike hits. When that happens, we'll all be dead. Yeah, that's funny, right?

Darn you.
Well, when you put it that way!
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Well, when you put it that way!
Listen here buster, this is serious business.
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Beautiful Romex installation.
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If you say so.....
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Where'd you find breakers for #16AWG?
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Where'd you find breakers for #16AWG?
You don't terminate grounds to breakers.

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The really sad part is that SE cable in a commercial environment. That is the dangerous thing. Makes me worry about your friend, and pisses me off at you for not thinking about the big things.
Yeah, not much supervision here back in the 60s, but it is a cinder block building with wood framing, so SE and romex isn't too far out of place. All the romex run to a trough in the garage bays and transition to TW in EMT. I ran my new circuit in romex as well, gasp!
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That is not a listed hole!!!!! Looks like someone just drilled their own!!!!

Quick, PM me the address so I can run over there and install some type of non ferrous connector before the conductor rots away from abrasion or dissimilar metals touching.........oh the horror


Is there a lightning storm in the forecast?
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That is not a listed hole!!!!! Looks like someone just drilled their own!!!!

Quick, PM me the address so I can run over there and install some type of non ferrous connector before the conductor rots away from abrasion or dissimilar metals touching.........oh the horror


Is there a lightning storm in the forecast?
It's only been 50 years. Give it some time.
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It must be Canadian too because it's sideways.
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It must be Canadian too because it's sideways.
I thought that was Asian... nevermind.
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It's only been 50 years. Give it some time.
Unbonded GEC, romex, SE cable...what other horrors lurk within this dangerous building?
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