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#44193 - 10/30/04 12:55 PM Hi Everybody!
mxslick Offline
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Registered: 10/24/04
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Loc: Atomic City, ID USA
/That subject makes me think of Dr. Nick on the Simpsons/

After "lurking" here for some time, I've finally joined in! I must compliment you all as this is one extremely informative (and entertaining) forum!

A little background: I've been working with things electrical since I was about five (none of my dad's power tools escaped my wrath!). I have worked at apprentice level for a few electricians (some of whom felt I had more journeyman level knowledge than their own journeymen, wow) and currently work in the cinema business. I build, rebuild, install and repair film projectors, sound equipment and, to a lesser degree, lighting systems. That work frequently involves spec'ing or working in subpanels (which are usually amongst the worst I've seen).

The highest voltage I've had live encounters with is 12kv distribution (thanks to a friend in a major California utility) and the HV ignitors for cinema Xenon arc lamps which run anywhere from 10-25kv pulsed. (And they hurt when they hit!)

As I encounter strange or dangerous things in the biz I'll try to get some pictures to post for discussion. I am awaiting my next trip to an OLD theatre here in So Cal to get you pics of the original Frank Adams "Major System" switchgear which is still in use!

Mxslick (Tony Bandiera)
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#44194 - 10/30/04 01:20 PM Re: Hi Everybody!
Ryan_J Offline
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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1374
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
Hi MxSlick!!!
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#44195 - 10/30/04 01:38 PM Re: Hi Everybody!
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Registered: 09/08/04
Posts: 15
Loc: Amite, LA
Welcome mxslick, I am new to the group also, There is alot of information here that includes things you would never incounter. Your area in the feild sounds very interesting.
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#44196 - 10/30/04 01:53 PM Re: Hi Everybody!
Attic Rat Offline
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Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 524
Loc: Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
...Welcome Home mxslick,
...As you already made note of,there's a GREAT bunch of people here with a wealth of info to share.Don't be a stranger,and jump in wherever you see fit..Have fun...
Russ
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#44197 - 10/30/04 02:27 PM Re: Hi Everybody!
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Loc: Norfolk, England
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#44198 - 10/30/04 02:30 PM Re: Hi Everybody!
Dave55 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/04
Posts: 697
Loc: Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
Welcome aboard, mxslick, glad to have you & looking forward to those pictures.

Dave
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#44199 - 10/30/04 02:40 PM Re: Hi Everybody!
Roger Offline
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Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1716
Loc: N.C.
Welcome Mxslick and Rlc3854, good to have you aboard.

Paul, I like your style.

Roger
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#44200 - 10/30/04 06:34 PM Re: Hi Everybody!
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4259
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Welcome to both of you!!

Glad to have you "Come out of the shadows"

(Did somebody say pictures?? Send 'em on over and I'll stick 'em up)
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