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#113919 - 11/12/02 02:05 PM Interesting Transformer Vault
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Here is an interesting transformer and vault. The vault has no means to lock. Inside is a pole transformer on a rotten pallet. Luckily the house next to it is being demolished and the transformer has to be relocated.

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#113920 - 11/12/02 02:51 PM Re: Interesting Transformer Vault
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It wouldn't fly here.It would stay underwater
....Where was this located?
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#113921 - 11/12/02 03:02 PM Re: Interesting Transformer Vault
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High Pucker Factor and then some. Is this located in the US?

Coming across something like that would give me a heart attack…unless it was one of those “11-year temporaries.”

In the first two frames, could that possibly be NM-B or SEU sagged across the ground into the pit?




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#113922 - 11/12/02 03:36 PM Re: Interesting Transformer Vault
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This must be a Halloween spoof from those hilarious, always joking “Call Before You Dig” guys.

{If you phone in the first 48 hours, you win a free clown nose and a pack of those illegal-even-in-Louisiana fire crackers.}




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#113923 - 11/12/02 03:38 PM Re: Interesting Transformer Vault
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That is the rebuild.

Here is what it replaced. ;-(




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#113924 - 11/12/02 03:39 PM Re: Interesting Transformer Vault
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The piece of 12/3 UF did not enter the pit. It was coming out of the house going to a garden shed.
The transformer from what I understand was there for quite sometime. Thank goodness it is finally be eliminated. It was a horrific site to say the least.

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#113925 - 11/12/02 05:07 PM Re: Interesting Transformer Vault
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Kinda wish i had my own transformer in my backyard, lol, It could actually increase the home's value, sell it to someone that intends to bypass the meter for homegrow

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#113926 - 11/13/02 09:34 AM Re: Interesting Transformer Vault
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Based on primary bushing height--looks like roughly 7200V ø-grd.

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#113927 - 11/13/02 11:35 AM Re: Interesting Transformer Vault
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How much EMF radiation do you get from living that close to one of those things?

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#113928 - 11/13/02 12:04 PM Re: Interesting Transformer Vault
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Just my luck trying to slide the metal cover off and one corner “dips” into the pit. :/ {A perfect Monday.}

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