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dust inside a 240v fuse block, it was in use btw:

This thing was a monster. The door weighed as much as a modern replacement.:laughing:
 

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if they still made those, id put one in my house. fuses are far superior when installed correctly
 

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TOOL_5150 said:
if they still made those, id put one in my house. fuses are far superior when installed correctly

How do you install a fuse incorrectly? Isn't every product better when installed correctly? I don't get your logic. Are you also sold on sodium light fixtures and rubber coated conductors?
 

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How do you install a fuse incorrectly? Isn't every product better when installed correctly? I don't get your logic. Are you also sold on sodium light fixtures and rubber coated conductors?
incorrectly: 30A fuse on #14
correctly: 30A fuse on #10

Sodium fixtures suck, rubber coated conductors are stupid, but a fuse will open every time, weather it be new or 60 years old, a circuit breaker is mechanical, and have a lot more points of failure. Thats my point.
 

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AFCI's are a waste of money, i install em, but not in my house. we need to back to the bare knife switches too... population control.
 

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An old electrician friend of mine use to say fuses are better because sooner or later the home owner would have to go to town to buy more.
 

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AFCI's are a waste of money, i install em, but not in my house.
I installed them in my house on the old 1946 two wire circuits, before I rewired everything. I've read contradictory information about whether they are any good at this though.
 

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I thought i was the only pro fuse person here .

My cabin will have fuses & 12 gauge

A bad DOG

A Fearless Owner . With a well defended property line .

You want to check if i have AFCI's

Thought not .



Pete
 
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