Originally Posted by Excella CM
... This chart now resides on the inside of the fuse box door. ...
In what appears to be a thing of the past, the house I grew up in had electric wall heaters in each room and a cental fuse
box, as opposed to a breaker
box, to supply power to everything. Although the house was only 1500
or so square feet in size, the box had quite a number of fuses.
Times then were lean, and my dad, who was extremely uncomfortable around electricty, used to pull the 200A cartridge-fuse main anytime he had to replace the outlet behind the sofa after it got smushed when one of the three kids launched ourselves, from a running start, into the television's best viewing spot.
Entering my early teenage-years, I discovered a certain fascination with electricity & home wiring, and decided to create a chart showing which fuse controlled what since, by proving that I had yet to electrocute myself, my dad "allowed" me to take over smushed outlet replacement responsibilities.
It was a glorious chart constructed with a straightedge & an Underwood Standard typewriter. I should have called the Tullahoma News to snap a shot of it.
Subsequent to it's construction, if a light switch quit or an outlet went kaput, one quick look at The Chart revealed exactly which fuse needed to be removed for the offending part's R&R process.
Then, one day Mother's dryer quit. Opening the fuse box's door, I found that one of the two fuses on the dryer's 240 volt circuit had literally
blown with enough fanfare to totally incinerate
I still remember that smell of smoked bakelite.
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