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#126072 - 03/25/03 07:41 PM AC Unit Installed Through Door Into Meter Room!
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA

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#126073 - 03/25/03 11:14 PM Re: AC Unit Installed Through Door Into Meter Room!
nesparky Offline

Registered: 06/21/01
Posts: 650
Loc: omaha,ne
Tinners strike again Must not have had a hammer drill on the truck

#126074 - 03/26/03 04:34 AM Re: AC Unit Installed Through Door Into Meter Room!
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Used to cool off the high-voltage equipment

(Don't try this one at home...)

Seriously, a few things that come to mind:

1. Surely the installation does not comply with the manufacturer's instructions.

2. The power cable would need to be supported in a way to prevent pinching in the metal door.

3. The power cable will be flexed every time the door is opened and closed.

4. Notice the rust stain (to the right of "E" in VOLTAGE). Water+Electricity+Metal=???

5. Only tall people who can reach the lock need apply to work there. (OK, I guess they don't use the door that much, then...)

6. If there is a need to place a warning on the door:

a. It's not very useful now that they cut part of it away
b. When it was readable, was it compliant (ANSI warning sign standards, OSHA, etc?)

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#126075 - 03/26/03 07:29 AM Re: AC Unit Installed Through Door Into Meter Room!
stamcon Offline

Registered: 03/24/01
Posts: 322
Loc: So San Francisco CA
What's that cable/cord running along the side of the building and entering the jamb at the top left corner?

#126076 - 03/26/03 08:29 AM Re: AC Unit Installed Through Door Into Meter Room!
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
I wonder if the gasket installed around the sides of the A/C indicates there is a problem with rain blowing into the room?

I hope the A/C is "pitched" properly to allow condensation water to drip outside the room.

What kind of heat producing/heat sensitive equipment would be in here? Discos, transformers maybe...? If there are discos in here (I would be inclined to think that there are), who would have access to them in case of an emergency?

Mike (mamills)

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#126077 - 03/26/03 09:54 AM Re: AC Unit Installed Through Door Into Meter Room!
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
I wonder about the flying metal chips during hole making in a live switchgear room. Were they carefully contained or even cleaned up when the install was finished?


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