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Murdoch

Retirement after 52 years ........

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Murdoch

Took this out today:

 

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Only 3 circuits were still in use!

 

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Good stuff this old kit:

 

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The earth bar is a bit suspect!

 

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to be continued!

 

continued ... but I can't add any more pickies!

 

 

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ProDave

I thought YOU were retiring.

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Blue Duck

Where's the mixed wiring colours notice? There's usually one regardless of colours....

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Murdoch
Just now, ProDave said:

I thought YOU were retiring.

 

no such luck!

Just now, Blue Duck said:

Where's the mixed wiring colours notice? There's usually one regardless of colours....

 

I refuse to use them ................

 

Sorry all - can't upload the other pictures as the forum max has been hit!

Edited by Murdoch

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ProDave
Just now, Murdoch said:

I refuse to use them ................

 

Are you working on the basis that if you can't work out the colours without the aid of a notice, then you have no business touching it?

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Murdoch
4 minutes ago, ProDave said:

Are you working on the basis that if you can't work out the colours without the aid of a notice, then you have no business touching it?

 

Im working on the basis that approximately 17 years ago the colours changed...... why the need for a warning ?

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Sharpend

I took this one out 3yr ago!! 98528B76-BF64-49DB-B407-7CBAADF0B0F2.thumb.jpeg.254d20e762f4a57e18d143cf6eddbef6.jpeg

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Tony S

Our companies board room had a DB installed somewhere, could I find it, like hell I could. The cleaner was laughing as she watched me hunting about. Eventually she showed me a section of oak panelling that hinged out to reveal the elusive DB. It was a beautifully hand crafted oaken “death trap”.

 

I found a meter readers card from the town corporation’s electric company in the intake cupboard dating from the 1920s when the supply was 220-0-220V DC.

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kerching

I am particularly fond of the Death Wish fuses where the fuse wire is EXTERNAL to the porcelain carrier and runs in a groove across the front face

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roys
3 minutes ago, kerching said:

I am particularly fond of the Death Wish fuses where the fuse wire is EXTERNAL to the porcelain carrier and runs in a groove across the front face

That is such a good idea :), just think you would actually be able to see if it had blown, none of the time consuming pulling fuses out to test malarkey.

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Evans Electric

Oh Yes !! thats what you call  a real fuse !!!!     Instant diagnostics  .

On 08/01/2020 at 18:23, ProDave said:

I thought YOU were retiring.

Me too  !!  

 

How come those fuseboards havn't burst into flames ....all that wood  , not even plastic!!!

 

In piccy  #2   where do you fit your RCD  , SPD  & AAD   ?   

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Murdoch
37 minutes ago, Evans Electric said:

Oh Yes !! thats what you call  a real fuse !!!!     Instant diagnostics  .

Me too  !!  

 

How come those fuseboards havn't burst into flames ....all that wood  , not even plastic!!!

 

In piccy  #2   where do you fit your RCD  , SPD  & AAD   ?   

 

By the time I retire I will have worked for 52 years and my state pension will be precisely the same as somebody who has signed on for 35 years - thats simply not right IMHO

 

Re the fuseboards - a miracle really, that said the incoming live and neutrals were so tight I struggled to undo them!

 

re RCD, SPD and AFDD - ha ha ha (still haven't fitted a SPD or AFDD)

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Evans Electric
4 hours ago, Murdoch said:

AFDD - ha ha ha (still haven't fitted a SPD or AFDD)

AFDD    thats it ...I'd forgotten what they call them . 

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Geoff1946
On 09/01/2020 at 17:35, kerching said:

I am particularly fond of the Death Wish fuses where the fuse wire is EXTERNAL to the porcelain carrier and runs in a groove across the front face

First house I remember details of, (1950s) had "pepper-pot" fuses. The porcelain cover unscrewed to allow the wire to be replaced between two fixed terminals.  There was also a glass fronted fuse box with a slate panel inside mounting open terminal fuses.

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kerching
Just now, Geoff1946 said:

First house I remember details of, (1950s) had "pepper-pot" fuses. The porcelain cover unscrewed to allow the wire to be replaced between two fixed terminals.  There was also a glass fronted fuse box with a slate panel inside mounting open terminal fuses.

And two brass covered porcelains sp switches with the "dollies" connected by a mahogany bar to provide DP isolation for,said fuses

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Sharpend
13 hours ago, kerching said:

And two brass covered porcelains sp switches with the "dollies" connected by a mahogany bar to provide DP isolation for,said fuses


blimey next you’ll want a chair with some straps to rest in!! 

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Phoenix

Is that only 52 years old?, I'd have guessed older

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Murdoch
1 hour ago, Phoenix said:

Is that only 52 years old?, I'd have guessed older

 

My bad maths. 

 

62 years

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