The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by aussie240
Today at 02:39 AM
Photo Upload Tutorial
by DanK
Yesterday at 11:35 PM
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
12/02/16 04:24 PM
On Delay Relay with Auto Reset
by Potseal
12/01/16 09:59 AM
Wow, that was close!
by jraef
11/28/16 07:06 PM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 13
HotLine1 9
Texas_Ranger 8
sparkyinak 7
Trumpy 6
Who's Online
0 registered (), 109 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#28237 - 08/15/03 06:30 AM Somebody had to do it...
ThinkGood Offline
Member

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
OK, let's get it over with

My power was out from 4:10 PM Thursday through 12:00 AM Friday.

My first act, after making sure the computers were off (the UPS doesn't last more than about 10 minutes) was to shut the main breaker.

I was one of few people with phone service in my area. My DSL line is copper. My wife's home-office fax line apparently is over fiber--it was out of service. (No dial tone, and when I called it, I got a ring and then a fast busy.) I'll keep my copper, thank you.

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#28238 - 08/15/03 06:42 AM Re: Somebody had to do it...
pauluk Offline
Member

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Well, you beat me to it! I was just chatting with Bill about this and we both agreed that there's a lot to be said for a good old-fashioned copper loop with batteries at the central office.

I was browsing the news reports on the CBS website this morning, and it looks as though the outage was very widespread.

I told Bill not to connect that new high-power server without calling the PoCo first.....

Top



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals