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    Here is a roof top pic of a 1957 home zesco panel with some issues

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    Hijacking the thread for a moment... brain fade, what is the correct name for this attachment point.

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    service drop attatchment or connection


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    Michael,

    "Coming loose."



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    Strain relief bracket, but they are normaly porcelin insulated ( at least that's what they require here ).


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    Mike,

    Is that stir fry, or blackened?

    Michael,

    Depends.

    230.26 Point of Attachment.
    - The point of attachment of the service-drop conductors to a building or other structure shall provide the minimum clearances as specified in 230.9 and 230.24. In no case shall this point of attachment be less than 3.0 m (10 ft) above finished grade.
    230.27 Means of Attachment.
    - Multiconductor cables used for service drops shall be attached to buildings or other structures by fittings identified for use with service conductors. Open conductors shall be attached to fittings identified for use with service conductors or to noncombustible, nonabsorbent insulators securely attached to the building or other structure.

    It is an "attachment device". That specific style may have a name, that I am not sure of.

    This is from FPL (Florida Power and Light): "attachment device".

    See 4. Anchorage of Overhead Service Drop Cable or Wires. on page 4 of 22 at http://www.fpl.com/doingbusiness/bui...MtrConnect.pdf

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    Hijacking the thread for a moment... brain fade, what is the correct name for this attachment point. - Thanks
    I call it an anchor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike huntzinger View Post
    Here is a roof top pic of a 1957 home zesco panel with some issues
    Mike, your picture seems to indicate deterioration on the line side of the service. The utility's side looks a little "cooky" to, but not as bad as the SE side. But, I would add, I would hope to look as good if I had been baked in the sun for over fifty years. I believe (or at least would like to) that todays coatings should last longer. But who's to say that just being in the sun caused the deterioration? You stated that it had a Zinsco? From what I understand, that's like playing Russian Roulette with a derringer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon Guinn View Post
    You stated that it had a Zinsco? From what I understand, that's like playing Russian Roulette with a derringer.
    Shannon,

    "that's like playing Russian Roulette with a derringer."

    I like that.

    And having an FPE panel is "like playing Russian Roulette with a double barrel derringer." (gives you twice as many chances to do yourself in)

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    If you look at the the connection made between the two different wires a scorch mark is visable, due to the wind blowing the wires into each other, no insulation from the utility company, normaly done .


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