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#125677 - 09/01/04 02:06 PM Adequately Covered Existing NFPA Documents!
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Adequately Covered Existing NFPA Documents!, Which ones please?

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#125678 - 09/04/04 07:11 AM Re: Adequately Covered Existing NFPA Documents!
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Now then, what have I missed?

The NFPA Standards Council and their decision to deny my request was not based upon the "real world"!

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 09-04-2004).]
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#125679 - 09/06/04 08:58 AM Re: Adequately Covered Existing NFPA Documents!
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Hey, c'mon Joe... expecting big utilities and municipalities to actually follow a standard?

Dare I call you an idealist?

#125680 - 09/06/04 06:58 PM Re: Adequately Covered Existing NFPA Documents!
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ

You know that I admire you and know that you are only hoping to make this a safer world electrical wise. I don't think that anyone can tell the utilities what they can do. We had a problem in one of my towns where a 13,000 volt line fell on the ground and was burning and jumping and sparking away. My friend Hank the fire chief called the utility, they told him that they were busy and that someone would TRY to get there within 2 hours! Hank went nuts and yelled at them that the wire was jumpimg around on a major street/sidewalk, the traffice was be redirected to avoid the area and there had better be someone there within 15 minutes! The POCO finally did send someone there. The POCO's around here are laying off all of their top men and then su contracting out to the private sector for help. The problem is that when you need help, no one is around. The only thing that we can do is to call our Board of Public Utilities (BPU). They are the only ones who can tell a utility what they can/can not do. Maybe if enough of us start complaining the BPU will get on the local POCO's BUTT!

#125681 - 09/06/04 07:40 PM Re: Adequately Covered Existing NFPA Documents!
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
i think in saw enough of how the NFPA's 'real world' worked when they trashed a multitude of proposals re 210.12 last cycle with bogus rationale....

$$$ rules our trade

you safety guys are just along for the monetary ride the manufactures and administrators get outta the deal

they love you too...

give yourself a raise...



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