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Re: Old Switchgear Photos #104576 03/14/03 10:00 PM
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RSmike;

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This stuff is classic. I hope it was saved for the antique as well as for converstational interests.


Nope. Want it? All ya have to do is drive to Cleveland, Oh. and it's yours!

Dave


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Re: Old Switchgear Photos #104577 03/14/03 10:05 PM
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Bjarney;
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Are the interrupting ratings for this stuff NEGATIVE numbers?


Huh?? Negitive? I did not know there was negitive!


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Re: Old Switchgear Photos #104578 03/14/03 10:51 PM
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Negative interrupting ratings mean explodes under normal use. ;-)

Re: Old Switchgear Photos #104579 03/14/03 11:01 PM
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Aahhhh! Gotch-ya!


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Re: Old Switchgear Photos #104580 03/15/03 12:53 AM
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wow that do bring old memories with old switch gears i deal with that before with one compane they use steam turbine generator and very old diesel engine also the panel board have alot of kinke switches too it is very spooky when replace fuses [Linked Image] and yeah thanks for showing old transfomer photo that is pretty big one for that size at first i thouht it was more like 750 kva but you say 400 kva that is big sucker i did see old 750 blew up it left a BIG mess and i know you are glad to get old switch board out that seem a night mare for some of mantaice personlles

merci marc


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Re: Old Switchgear Photos #104581 03/15/03 04:08 PM
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No argument about the utility keeping their museum piece, Dave...one less thing to deal with. They are likely hard up for spares.

On the label, it seems to list “250/500/?10?” for the secondary. Do you know what the “?10?” is?
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One comment on the odd terminal layout...it may have allowed for easier {maybe drilled busbar} jumper/strapping for assorted voltages. Note the terminal dissymmetry on the high side too.




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Re: Old Switchgear Photos #104582 03/15/03 04:30 PM
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Look at all this Legacy Equipment!!!

Bulldog EXO Disconnect (Vac-U-Break), an old Square D EXO, An old (looks like) FPE EXO, and for jollies, a newer Square D EXO!

Last time I saw Multipole Knife Switches and Non-Deadfront gear was 1982! In the highrise area of Downtown Los Angeles, we were doing another "Active Branch Remodel" on a Great Western Savings branch that was located on the ground floor of an 11 story Building.
Building was near 4th and Hill in Downtown LA.
Must have been built between 1920's and early 1930's.

Had gear that looked exactly like the stuff shown in these images!!!

All Conductors were copper and had the same type R Insulation, all tied down with the cloth weaved thread lacing method. All live stuff exposed. system Voltage: 440 VAC 3Ø 3W.
Scary, but inspiring!

That Transformer should go to the Smithsonian Institute!!! G.E. circa 1902-1908!!! If it was a Westinghouse brand, I would say that Nik Tesla wound the thing himself!!!
Very interesting nameplate data, too!

Even that Transformer under the Disconnects is from the Jurassic Period! What's up with it, did it catch fire and burn other stuff, or did other stuff burn it?

There was a similar old Transformer around here, but a runaway Brontosaurus stepped on it and smashed it flat! Took the smashed Xformer to Mr. Slate's Gravel Quarry/Metal Recycle center and sold it for scrap. Fred Flinstone took most of the money, though!
< [Linked Image] >

On the serious side, that looks like one heck of a job just to demo out all the post Triassic equipment!

Good luck!

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Re: Old Switchgear Photos #104583 03/15/03 05:23 PM
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Hi Guys,

Bjarney;
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On the label, it seems to list “250/500/?10?” for the secondary. Do you know what the “?10?” is?


Not a clue! When I asked the POCO transformer guy, he said "Don't know".

Scott35;
The little transformer is still connected and in use until we replace it with the new one. As a matter of fact, the big one is still providing power to the complex through our temp service drop and switchgear.

I'll be willing to bet the POCO won't even touch the big one once we hook-up to the new pole mounted ones with the new service.

We will insist that they remove all load side wiring outside!

Dave


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Re: Old Switchgear Photos #104584 03/15/03 05:58 PM
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I darkened the contrast on my monitor and that transformer label looks like it says 3250/500/240. The 3 is faint compared to the 250.


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Re: Old Switchgear Photos #104585 03/17/03 07:18 PM
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guys , correct me if im wrong. like GE says"WE BRING GOOD THINGS TO LIFE."this is one quality transformer. they knew how to build them to last.the short circuit current for a 400 kva! YOUCH!

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