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#152409 - 03/03/05 09:46 PM Obsolete and Hazardous  
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submitted via Joe Tedesco:
Don't know where to place this category wise, obsolete equipment, or just plain hazardous. This was energized when the photo was taken and still hot when the demolition crew started to do their thing.

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#152410 - 03/03/05 09:50 PM Re: Obsolete and Hazardous  
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Previously a transient was trying to strip the components out for sellable scrap when he tripped the breaker and interrupted service to a business that was also still operating out of the building.
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#152411 - 03/04/05 07:13 AM Re: Obsolete and Hazardous  
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Whew!!!! That scared me. When I saw the title of the thread I thought someone had posted a picture of me.

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#152412 - 03/19/05 08:28 AM Re: Obsolete and Hazardous  
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Vienna, Austria
That's a rather big 4w 3ph service, right?

#152413 - 03/19/05 09:23 AM Re: Obsolete and Hazardous  
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Norfolk, England
Is this 120/208, or 277/480V?

#152414 - 03/20/05 03:15 PM Re: Obsolete and Hazardous  
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Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
I know a shopping center that has this same setup behind it... freaky looking... I don't imagine this being for more than 120/240V ... but I could be wrong....

#152415 - 04/22/05 09:09 AM Re: Obsolete and Hazardous  
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Levittown, PA
"Was still hot when the demolition crew started to do thier thing." Yikes!

Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

#152416 - 05/09/05 07:50 PM Re: Obsolete and Hazardous  
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Yuma, Arizona USA
The electrical was energized when the demolition crew was collapsing the roof.

later they broke the fire sprinker line and didn't know where to shut if down ... likely drowned the neighboring business ( a pool supply of all things) ...

Final demo was the utility room ... I checked it out before they knocked it down and sure enough ... the gas service was still intact inside.

Three strikes and the stop order hit the remaining portion.

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