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#118608 - 10/13/04 09:18 AM Watch Where You Are Drilling!
Webmaster Offline


Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
This Pandmounted Transformer came into our shop for repair. I wonder why. This hanger looks like it was attached with a self drilling screw. It must have taken the electrician a while to drill through 1/4" steel. What a surprise once he was through. I'll bet you he was running real fast.

Mark V. Randazzo õ¿õ¬

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#118609 - 10/13/04 09:42 AM Re: Watch Where You Are Drilling!
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
Hi Mark: I'm assuming that he used a screw of such length that he tapped into one of the windings inside?

OOOWWWWWW! That must've hurt!

Any pix of the interior?

Mike (mamills)

#118610 - 10/13/04 10:33 AM Re: Watch Where You Are Drilling!
mvrandazzo Offline

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 105
Not yet, Mike. I will send another photo once we open it up. Hopefully it wasn't a long screw.


#118611 - 10/13/04 11:18 AM Re: Watch Where You Are Drilling!
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Wow Mark!.
By the looks of things, he struck oil anyway.
What size transformer is this BTW?.

Mike :]

P.S: Reminds me of a guy here that drilled into the side of a Stainless 25000 litre Milk vat with a holesaw thinking it was a double skin type.
Oops, only single skin and full of milk!.

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[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 10-13-2004).]
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#118612 - 10/13/04 02:25 PM Re: Watch Where You Are Drilling!
mvrandazzo Offline

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 105
The size was a 75KVA. I say WAS besause it ended up being scrapped. There were other issues to address and it wasn't worth fixing. From the looks of other units the core is around 8" from the side depending on the size of the transformer.

Blessings, Mark

#118613 - 10/13/04 09:38 PM Re: Watch Where You Are Drilling!
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Why would anyone think of such a thing...................
Mark Heller
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