Monday, March 29, 2010

Fuses replaced with pipe. Dangerous!!!

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Here is an old fuse panel that has pieces of metal cut and fitted into where the safety fuses belong. This is a dangerous situation!! The wiring is older then dirt. The fuse box is is so corroded that you could rip it apart with your bare hands. This is the kind of nightmare situation  find in the basement of some homes that were not maintained.

Too often this is in the homes of the elderly who never thought that they needed to up date their electrical systems.  There was a time when handymen would just put a penny in the fuse box to fix an electrical problem. In this case they used copper pipes. Now, this circuit is no longer fused. There is nothing stopping it from drawing too much power. The wire can become like toaster coils and start a fire.
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