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#69815 - 09/19/06 11:53 PM Here's a funny service call!
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Loc: Huntington Beach, Ca.
Got a service call last week. Westminister High School Gymnasium. Some coach thought it would be a good idea to change out the 6 hour timer switch (for the 30- 400watt MH high bays) with the Clapper (u know clap on/ clap off). Well during a game that night, when everyone applauded... (u can probally guess what happened). The contactors went bezerk! and caught fire.
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#69816 - 09/20/06 04:31 AM Re: Here's a funny service call!
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lol

That realy makes me laugh (sorry I know I should not. Hope no one was hurt in the fire)

Still it sounds like a scean from some crazy movie
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#69817 - 09/20/06 06:39 AM Re: Here's a funny service call!
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Skipr: Sounds like a pretty good service call for you. Must have been hilarious at the time...but now the fun's over. I hope that coach had some snappy answers for screwing around with something he had no business getting into .

Mike (mamills)
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#69818 - 09/20/06 06:54 AM Re: Here's a funny service call!
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Sounds like the coach was a real fan of Tim Taylor (Home Improvement).

Yet, on a more serious note.... The latest energy codes would have those lights on a programmable timer, with the manual bypass limited to operating the lights for a maximum of two hours.

That, of course, leads to the following scenario. The school has such a good team, it gets into the playoffs. Since playoff games are not part of the schedule, they are not programmed into the timer. Come playoff day, the lights are switched on manually.
The game goes into overtime. Just as the tie-breaking score is made...CLUNK.... and off go the lights. Being HID, everyone (including the TV networks) gets to wait 20 minutes for them to re-strike.

Progress! Gotta love it!
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#69819 - 09/20/06 06:54 AM Re: Here's a funny service call!
Almost Fried Offline
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Registered: 09/04/06
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Loc: Madison County, Ark. USA
Sorry, but can you please essplain what a clapper is? Some sort of sound sensitive control? We'uns never heered of them sorta thangs here in Arkansaw...
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#69820 - 09/20/06 08:05 AM Re: Here's a funny service call!
Sixer Offline
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clapper

from the makers of the Chia Pet
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#69821 - 09/20/06 12:36 PM Re: Here's a funny service call!
skipr Offline
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Loc: Huntington Beach, Ca.
Good thing their team stinks anyways.
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#69822 - 09/20/06 12:58 PM Re: Here's a funny service call!
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Registered: 03/23/05
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Loc: Mayenne N. France
Yes, but at least now their coach has a-plaus-ible excuse!

Alan
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#69823 - 09/20/06 01:34 PM Re: Here's a funny service call!
chi spark Offline
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Loc: Chicago IL USA
"Yes, but at least now their coach has a-plaus-ible excuse!"

OUCH, that's bad
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#69824 - 09/20/06 06:52 PM Re: Here's a funny service call!
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Registered: 03/31/04
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Loc: Tucson, AZ USA
Alan, I have a bit of advice for you:

Keep your day job.
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