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    How not to replace fuses

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    A friend sent me this pic of some fuses.Note the fuse block to the left. That was installed to correct the mess. Note the fuses to the lower right. The fuses were 25A. Voltage was 575V. Motor was rated 12A FLA with a 15% safety factor. No overload protection. The fuses were installed this way a few years before being corrected. Wild...
    "...refresh my memory. When did I start caring about this stuff...?"

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    Holy God man I feel uneasy just looking at it through my computer screen. Scary stuff. Why do I get the feeling that whoever installed it wasn't certified?

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    That's jacked up, haven't seen that yet!!!!

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    Sad thing is...he's certified... He knew better.
    "...refresh my memory. When did I start caring about this stuff...?"

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    Looks like some sort of machine, and was probably fixed by the plant maintnance man when the boss said "I don't care what it takes that machine has to be running right NOW"
    Yeah I did maintenance at a factory for a few years to, and sometimes you have to rig something to get it running, but you still order the correct parts and don't leave it that way for very long.

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    Wow this is a new one. I'm surprised they didn't go for the copper fuses and put them in the block....

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    That proper fuse block on the left better have not been thier when this mess was wired up. That is just WRONG and lazy no pride.

    If he had to leave his picture and signature behind bet he would take pride. You run into someone at the supply house "why does he look so familiar " oh he is the ******* that wired up that unit lol

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    Why does it look like the center terminals on the transformer terminal block burnt off, and somebody took the leads coming out of the transformer and butt-connectered a wire to it.

    This is kind of scary, I think that is why our company pushes lockout/tagout and have your protective gloves on before you take a panel off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMech View Post
    That proper fuse block on the left better have not been thier when this mess was wired up. That is just WRONG and lazy no pride.

    If he had to leave his picture and signature behind bet he would take pride. You run into someone at the supply house "why does he look so familiar " oh he is the ******* that wired up that unit lol
    According to my friend this was a union contractor. What ever happened to "Doin' it right the first time?" He tells me the fuse block was installed within the last month and those fuses had been there about 3 or 4 years. Same tech has been there for 10 years or more. Thats the scary part. Someone who gets all the proper training but ignores it once in the field...
    "...refresh my memory. When did I start caring about this stuff...?"

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    wow

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    there is nothing sadder than sincere ignorance.

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    YIKES!!!

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    Work like that is being done by the bastards that are taking good techs jobs by claiming expertise while working for peanuts....and people are buying it ....

    Shame shame shame ....

    Some one should throw his toolbag in the river....
    mikeacman

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