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#75921 - 03/20/07 03:31 PM old transformer pics
circuit man Offline

Registered: 11/05/01
Posts: 287
Loc: saluda,s.c.
does anyone rember where the pics of the transformers in the basement are? there out of the can & sitting on a rack,also the high voltage wires & cutouts runs above them.looks also like that they have been under water possibly.THANKS!

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#75922 - 03/20/07 03:40 PM Re: old transformer pics
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
Maybe this one?
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#75923 - 03/20/07 06:51 PM Re: old transformer pics
stamcon Offline

Registered: 03/24/01
Posts: 322
Loc: So San Francisco CA
I was thinking about those pictures when reading this story.


#75924 - 03/20/07 07:44 PM Re: old transformer pics
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Did you see the story on MSNBC about this Perdue accident?
What appeared to happen was a student, was trying to get into a dorm he didn't have a key for and he was taking a shortcut through a transformer room that had doors to the inside and outside.
Whether he found this door open by accident, had a broken lock, he jimmied it open or it was blocked open is still under investigation.

It is reported that there was no lights on in the room and the switch was at the door on the other end only (entrance from the building side).

Stumbling around in the dark he came in contact with the secondary hub and died instantly.

Sure makes a case for occupancy sensor lighting in these rooms and maybe even a door alarm on equipment rooms in places with kids.

I wouldn't be surprised if it came out that kids were taking a shortcut through there to catch a cigarette. Coming from the inside you could turn the light on.
Greg Fretwell

#75925 - 03/21/07 05:46 PM Re: old transformer pics
circuit man Offline

Registered: 11/05/01
Posts: 287
Loc: saluda,s.c.
hi iwire,that's one of them.but the one i'm lookiing for is the pots look like there are 100 yrs old .even the wires coming to them are out dated.there sitting on what looks to be an I-beam rack.the fuses are over the top of them.there nothing but the core & windngs,no oil or anything. i belive these were at a college.
gfretwell, this exactly the story i was thinking about. some of my co-workers wanted to see what they looked like.

#75926 - 03/21/07 06:11 PM Re: old transformer pics
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Registered: 05/17/05
Posts: 240
Loc: palo alto, ca usa
Same topic, down at the bottom..


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