My old fuse

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  1. Lightfire

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    I have asked my father if how old this fuse is. He answered me that it aged 70 years plus.;)

    I have looked at many different houses' fuses, and this one seems to be very classic and dangerous.

    Eh, I'll keep this fuse mine.

    Um, you guys, I know you had much ancient electrical things than mine. Don't you mind sharing it?

    Please no joke. :D

    Lightfire
     
  2. BillO

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    When I was kid back in Ireland we had wire fuses. If the fuse went, you had to replace a bit of wire in a holder. We had several card-spools of wire of different amperage ratings as replacements.
     
  3. Lightfire

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    How old is your fuse? Do you have a picture of it? Is it still in good condition?

    Thanks.... :)
     
  4. BillO

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    That's a mental image from my distant past Lightfire. I don't have a picture or an example I can show. Sorry.
     
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  5. Lightfire

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    Okay.

    Guys, as you may see, my old fuse is composed only of "knife switch" and fuse. :D
     
  6. sp00nix

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    I have something like this still in my basement, it does not even have a box to protect it! It's just mounted to the joist. My house is 77 years old.
     
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  7. Lightfire

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    That's dangerous!:p
     
  8. Wendy

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    A lot of old houses are. There was a book of electrical standards dating over 100 years ago that was a hoot linked on AAC a while back, there has been a lot of learning since then.
     
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  9. mbohuntr

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    We had a ring type cartridge that you pulled out to disconnect the house. I can remember trying to feed 12/2 in there with rubber gloves, and standing on a wooden plank because the floor was always damp. Scared the hell outta me cause the mains were still live, and exposed. :eek: , but I couldn't figure out a better way cause you would have to call the power company to pull the meter each time you wished to split a circuit. I was glad when I finally had the funds to have a modern 200 amp service installed.
     
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