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#212888 - 02/26/14 06:21 AM Re: Article about PV system
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John,

I was reading the NFPA magazine when I came upon this article about the PV fire here in NJ. Go to this website and see if you can read it.

http://www.nfpa.org/newsandpublications/...s/perfect-storm

You might have to copy and paste the link.

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#212889 - 02/26/14 09:54 AM Re: Article about PV system [Re: harold endean]
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It says WI.

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#212895 - 02/26/14 12:33 PM Re: Article about PV system [Re: harold endean]
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Harold:
The link goes to an article about a structure in Wisconsin??

Or, am I missing something?
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#212902 - 02/26/14 05:45 PM Re: Article about PV system [Re: HotLine1]
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...the fire started in Jersey, spread to Wisconsin which made it catastrophic...
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#212903 - 02/26/14 05:57 PM Re: Article about PV system [Re: harold endean]
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Now that's not funny.....
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#212916 - 02/27/14 07:56 AM Re: Article about PV system [Re: harold endean]
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Perhaps the implication is that there's nothing of consequence between New Jersey and Wisconsin??
I wonder how the fire worked its way past Lake Michigan.
:p


It's a good article regardless and well worth reading.
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#212917 - 02/27/14 08:46 AM Re: Article about PV system [Re: harold endean]
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As polluted it can get, I wouldn't be surprised...
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#212920 - 02/27/14 09:46 AM Re: Article about PV system [Re: harold endean]
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The thing I found interesting is the Le Farge fire department drained the municipal water system and had to truck in water from a lake.
I did not realize a municipal water system was that fragile
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#212925 - 02/28/14 03:17 AM Re: Article about PV system [Re: harold endean]
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Good article Harold. Thanks for the link.

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#212926 - 02/28/14 05:55 AM Re: Article about PV system [Re: harold endean]
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I did some work at a hospital that was right on the border betwene the 2 towns that shared it and was hooked up to both water mains.
They never tested the fire pump at full output for more than a few minutes because it would actually suck the water out of the mains so fast that both towns would end up with a 'boil order' due to the lowered pressure in the mains.
I never figured out how they managed to get fire insurance without someone making them put in a water tower...
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