ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#118015 - 07/23/04 09:31 PM Burned Panel on Freeway
electure Offline


Member
Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4259
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Quote:
I spotted this when I pulled off a road to call a friend for directions... This is along the 217 Fwy in Goleta, CA.... I wonder what burned first here... The panel or the brush that was around it!



-Randy








Top
Tools for Electricians:
#118016 - 07/24/04 08:32 AM Re: Burned Panel on Freeway
electricman2 Offline
Member
Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 269
Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
What did this panel supply? Looks like the 2 pole on the right is being used as a back-fed main.
_________________________
John
Top
#118017 - 07/25/04 11:12 AM Re: Burned Panel on Freeway
stamcon Offline
Member
Registered: 03/24/01
Posts: 329
Loc: So San Francisco CA
Is that a field cut oval hole in the back of the panel that the conductors are running through?

steve
Top
#118018 - 07/25/04 02:51 PM Re: Burned Panel on Freeway
Lostazhell Offline
Member
Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1428
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Electricman2,
The only thing I saw in the area here was the sprinkler control cabinet to the left of this mess in the 1st pic....
Steve,
The oval hole looked like a factory job, But the edges didn't appear to be rounded out, nor was there any sign of a bushing being installed... I'm going to try searching some of the local papers online & see if I can get some info on the fire cause..... That opening & the completely bbq'd phase looks suspect, except for I'd think it qould've eaten out a chunk of the opening while faulting!

-Randy
Top
#118019 - 07/25/04 08:09 PM Re: Burned Panel on Freeway
NORCAL Offline
Member
Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 865
Was that a Myers pedestal? You could always recognise them by that nasty green color they used.

P.S. Are the still in business?Since Cooper has the Scru-tite hub line now I was wondering.
Top
#118020 - 07/26/04 04:54 AM Re: Burned Panel on Freeway
electure Offline


Member
Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4259
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Myers still is making pedestals by the gazillions. They've got a place right by our shop in Corona, CA
www.myerscustom.com

Ryco (a subsidiary company) is up in Pomona, CA. I've had them actually build me switchgear on the spot while I waited in the parking lot!! A good bunch...S

(PS, except for the sickening gray/green paint )

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 07-26-2004).]
Top
#118021 - 07/30/04 12:18 AM Re: Burned Panel on Freeway
Lostazhell Offline
Member
Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1428
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Scott,
RSE Sierra in Anahiem does custom switchgear also, & they use Square D parts They've come through for me many times in a pinch! (Not to mention they won't paint it green )


-Randy
Top

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 11/17/00
Posts: 2232
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
2 registered (ampherder, sparkyinak), 56 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 47
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 19
Ruben Rocha 12
Trumpy 9
 
Newest Members
KrmtFrg, Stack, Scotto, Freecrowder, clee512

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals