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#70434 - 10/08/06 10:25 AM Interesting electrical work
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Got to go watch the Blue Angels air show here in San Fran yesturday. Outside of the show being, well... the same ol' show, I got to watch it from a pretty darned cool place this time. And while there I came up with a few pic's that might interest the electrcal geeks in us all. Like the lighting circuit below.




A friend of mine is an Engineer for the Golden Gate Bridge, and got us to the top.....



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#70435 - 10/08/06 10:35 AM Re: Interesting electrical work
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I guess the guy who drilled that weatherhead out 30 years ago thought that no one would ever check his work out, much less the entire world! Ah, the internet....

Who woulda thunk it!
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#70436 - 10/08/06 10:42 AM Re: Interesting electrical work
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Now THATS a cool place to watch an air show from The wires look like possibly TW wrapped in friction tape for a LOOOONG ways!

Here's some more info on Golden Gate bridge lighting if anyone's interested

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#70437 - 10/08/06 10:45 AM Re: Interesting electrical work
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Very Cool Mark.
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#70438 - 10/08/06 11:03 AM Re: Interesting electrical work
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Great photos. I can feel the soles of my feeet itching just looking at them.

How on earth can you go up there? I had enough trouble trying to absail 220ft down Wallaces Monument......
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#70439 - 10/08/06 11:03 AM Re: Interesting electrical work
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I had my digital camera die, well I messed it up. (Word to wise, don't dust off your digital, condensation can get into the lens and fog it up) so I took most of my photos on a 'real' film camera, all of these where taken on my phone. I'm still pouring through them.... But some of these are the ones I said to Myself and out loud, "Wow the guys on ECN will love these!"

Here's some more:















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#70440 - 10/08/06 11:12 AM Re: Interesting electrical work
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This is great, I would be psyched to get up there.

Great photos.

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#70441 - 10/08/06 11:18 AM Re: Interesting electrical work
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All those zip ties on the conduit are an install by some Berkley siezmic monitoring team and are temporary. And reguardless of the violation, I think they were better off there considering the tripping hazard...
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#70442 - 10/08/06 11:22 AM Re: Interesting electrical work
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Yeah Bob, I had perma-grin for most of the day, and it was a very nice day for the location. Sunny warm, with little wind, normally it is like a hurricane up there. And it took a few minutes to get over the hieght thing, and loosen the white knuckle effect.
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#70443 - 10/08/06 11:32 AM Re: Interesting electrical work
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I would have had the white knuckle thing going on for a bit as well.

The thing I thought of was imagine running the conduits up there. Looks like dropping things like screws, back clips, chunks of cut pipe is not an option with the size of the openings in that deck.

Also the long trip back to the truck for the one item forgotten.
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