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#206345 - 06/17/12 06:38 PM Really into his work!!
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Solar grid tie in switchgear.

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#206384 - 06/25/12 02:43 PM Re: Really into his work!! [Re: HotLine1]
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Hope the switchgear is not hot. I was actually on a job one time and saw the electrician tie a rope around his waist and crawled into a HOT switch gear to do maintenance. He said the rope was for " EMERGENCY USE" just in case he didn't come out frown I guess he thought he was tough, but I call it stupid and foolish.
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#206385 - 06/25/12 04:50 PM Re: Really into his work!! [Re: HotLine1]
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sparkync:

NO, this faciliy was in utilit shutdown for a solar gridtie.

With the existing conditions prevnting access other than him slithering into the rear of the gear, this was the only choice.

Safety is paramount; SOP is that after inspection by AHJ, and POCO inspector, everyone is cleared out before the line crew re-energizes the line side of the service.








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