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#123759 - 05/08/06 07:29 PM Too Close For Comfort!
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
This is 13,800 volts. It is easily reachable from the roof top.

Bill (LearJet9)

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#123760 - 05/08/06 07:35 PM Re: Too Close For Comfort!
mahlere Offline

Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 514
Loc: New Jersey
Just a little advice - Don't Touch it

#123761 - 05/08/06 07:49 PM Re: Too Close For Comfort!
mbhydro Offline

Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 340
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
I would be worried about the roofers when they put their metal safety barricades around the edge of the roof.

I can picture one of the barricades falling onto the secondary and giving a nice big spark as it shorts.

#123762 - 05/08/06 09:20 PM Re: Too Close For Comfort!
Hemingray Offline

Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 195
Loc: Lehigh Acres, FL
Wouldn't the primary make a bigger spark?

#123763 - 05/09/06 03:19 AM Re: Too Close For Comfort!
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
What on earth?

Are we actually seeing two separate buildings here with only a few inches between them, or is this one structure which has been built around the pole?

Edit: Nevermind, I've just realized what I'm looking at. At first glance I thought the paved area on the ground was actually part of another flat roof.

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#123764 - 05/09/06 03:23 AM Re: Too Close For Comfort!
Av-guy Offline

Registered: 12/28/04
Posts: 22
Loc: Bangkok,Thailand
Hope the HVAC guy servicing that CDU(ConDensing Unit)doesn't run a piece of copper tubing into that or *KABOOM*. :Rolleyes:

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#123765 - 05/09/06 03:53 AM Re: Too Close For Comfort!
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA

#123766 - 05/09/06 04:46 AM Re: Too Close For Comfort!
steve ancient apprentice Offline

Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 170
Loc: west springfield,mass
Haveing only put in large fuses in a vault what is the flashover for 13.8KV???

#123767 - 05/09/06 05:34 AM Re: Too Close For Comfort!
NJwirenut Offline

Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
Wondering if those black marks on the roof are the remains of the last guy who got too close...

#123768 - 05/09/06 08:22 AM Re: Too Close For Comfort!
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
I see a guy wire attached to the pole. Where is the other end attached? To the building , maybe, if the separation is so minimal?

Mike (mamills)

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