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Mike Sokol

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Jersey City Power
« on: October 26, 2014, 04:47:48 pm »

Just slightly OT of this forum, but I was just in Jersey City, NJ yesterday teaching a sound class, and saw this overhead power feed for houses near the church. This wasn't an isolated connection, since I saw of bunch of similar taps up and down the street. Seems a bit scary to me, but it must pass local code. In fact, one of the guys in my class used to work for the local POCO and he didn't seem worried about it. 
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 06:37:04 pm »

For the right price, it passes local inspection. For a price that is even more right, it doesn't necessarily run through a meter.... 

(My apologies for the stereotypical view of New Jersey and its local governments -- I'm sure there are lots of honest public employees there.  We just don't hear about them in the news out West.)  Mark C.
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 07:07:12 pm »

...I was just in Jersey City, NJ yesterday...
Problem #1 there... :-p

But it could be worse; you could be in Jamaica....
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 07:08:35 pm »

Hey Sokol, yoose gotta problem wit sumpin'? Yeah, I didn't tink so....

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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 07:35:57 pm »

I did meter the power very carefully at the church before plugging in my seminar AV gear. No problems there, but the receptacles were VERY tired. They were installing new restrooms at the church and had all kinds of wiring and switches hanging out of their boxes. I didn't take any pictures of that because I was worried about being called on the witness stand if someone was electrocuted while I was teaching in the hall. Seriously, that's what I was thinking while taking a leak and staring at the bare wires hanging out of the box. Lucky for me, nobody died while I was teaching my seminar. ::)
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 10:07:24 pm »

Just slightly OT of this forum, but I was just in Jersey City, NJ yesterday teaching a sound class, and saw this overhead power feed for houses near the church. This wasn't an isolated connection, since I saw of bunch of similar taps up and down the street. Seems a bit scary to me, but it must pass local code. In fact, one of the guys in my class used to work for the local POCO and he didn't seem worried about it.

Power company wiring is not covered by the NEC.


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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 10:38:09 pm »

Power company wiring is not covered by the NEC.


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Around here the inspectors jurisdiction starts at the demark with the POCO-they inspect my work but the POCO is responsible for theirs.  I just feel bad for the POCO employee that has to go work on this in a thunderstorm with ever thing moving around!
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2014, 10:49:26 pm »

I saw a similar setup outside the Glidden House Hotel in Cleveland, OH
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2014, 12:16:01 am »

A friend went to a town in Cambodia where all electrical enclosures were 50 cal ammo tins and all wiring was don10 army field telephone wire.
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014, 09:34:13 am »

The Glidden House Hotel in Cleveland Ohio is an upper class place right across the street from the Cleveland Museum of Art.
http://www.gliddenhouse.com/
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Re: Jersey City Power
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