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    Default Recognize this nozzle on a wall?

    The center portion is white plastic, square with 4 smaller orifices. The outer housing has a firehose-style clip to accept a hose of some sort. The previous owner might have been a mechanic or bodyman. Not access for an interior view of this thing, and no sign of another pipe inside. Is it for compressed air?

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    Termite treatment system for injecting borates into the wall cavities?


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    I'd have to surf the web to know exactly, but it is an electrical receptacle of significant amperage, ( 40 to 60 amp prox ). They are most commonly used for welder receptacles. Cannot tell if it is a three of four wire device from the photo. These have a spring loaded covering cap that appears broken off this device.


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    Exterior cap was probably broken at by same thing that broke the conduit nest to it.

    Do vote for a electric welder connection.


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    I agree with the two Garry's, but have also seen them used for an RV.


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    Thanks, guys. The welder hookup makes sense. There are some unidentified breakers turned off in the panel.

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    John,
    If it was a welder look for a 240v - 30 or 50 amp double breaker.
    Did you test to see if it was hot?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
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    If it was a welder look for a 240v - 30 or 50 amp double breaker.
    Did you test to see if it was hot?
    Not likely if he thought it was a water nozzle.

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    Default Re: Recognize this nozzle on a wall?

    Could it be an older breather vent termination from a regulator or was there formerly a fuel storage tank on the property?

    Looks like damaged raceway containing exposed wire to the left.

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    It looks like a 'Hubble' Box connector. Welder or generator port.


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    Default Re: Recognize this nozzle on a wall?

    Hello All,

    This is an electrical connector called pin-and-sleeve. Hubbell is but one of many manufacturers that make this. Being that it is on a house, a welder or backfed generator is a good guess.

    These are used in all kinds of applications from factories and docks to touring stage shows and concerts.

    Can't tell what size (amperage) from the pix.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Not likely if he thought it was a water nozzle.
    Yes, Gunnar, I did think nozzle, so I didn't test for 240 volts. It looked familiar but it didn't click. I went home with nozzle on my brain, posted it, then woke up thinking, 4 holes, it's a socket.
    It would have tested dead anyway, because I believe the breaker was off. 40 amp supply for a welder, receptacle probably salvaged from a pulp mill or sawmill.
    The cap is broken off, as Garry astutely pointed out.

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