Trucks of Art
Our first day in Wildwood we discovered an electrical problem. Actually an old problem we have lived with off and on for a while. Previously it only consisted of me resetting a breaker about every 2-3 weeks.
I do not mind trouble if I can fix it. It gives me a chance to show off. LOL. So this time I reset the breaker, and it laughed at me. It kicked again. Determined to show it, I reset it again and said, “If you were a fuse, I would put a penny behind you!” (You kids have no idea what that means, do you?)
It showed me, and kicked again.
So I rewired that particular area that dealt with our inverter. An inverter is an electrical device that changes battery power to Standard house power (120 volts).
Anyway it has been dealt with, and I won. Hahaha
Old fuse box, up to about 1950s in most homes:
Most folks over 65 know what a ‘Fuse Box’ is. Before electrical breakers most homes used the screw in fuse. If a circuit went out, it required a new fuse. Most men after a circuit blew four or five fuses would unscrew the blown fuse put a penny behind it and screw the burned out fuse back in and effectively do away with the fuse
The breaker replaced the fuse, now we just reset the breaker.
Dangerous? Yeah, but personally I never knew of a fire because of it. Mainly because lights, a fan, a radio or the weekly electric iron, were the only electricl devices in a home.. The iron was usually the one that blew the fuse because it drew the most current.
That was long before the home hair dryer. (Today's culpret!)
This is the last problem........... isn't it? hahahaha