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Too Close For Comfort! #123759
05/08/06 10:29 PM
05/08/06 10:29 PM
Admin  Offline
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This is 13,800 volts. It is easily reachable from the roof top.

Bill (LearJet9)
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Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123760
05/08/06 10:35 PM
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mahlere  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 507
New Jersey
Just a little advice - Don't Touch it [Linked Image]

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123761
05/08/06 10:49 PM
05/08/06 10:49 PM
mbhydro  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 350
Winnipeg MB Canada
I would be worried about the roofers when they put their metal safety barricades around the edge of the roof.

I can picture one of the barricades falling onto the secondary and giving a nice big spark as it shorts.

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123762
05/09/06 12:20 AM
05/09/06 12:20 AM
Hemingray  Offline
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 199
Lehigh Acres, FL
Wouldn't the primary make a bigger spark? [Linked Image]

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123763
05/09/06 06:19 AM
05/09/06 06:19 AM
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
What on earth? [Linked Image]

Are we actually seeing two separate buildings here with only a few inches between them, or is this one structure which has been built around the pole?

Edit: Nevermind, I've just realized what I'm looking at. At first glance I thought the paved area on the ground was actually part of another flat roof. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 05-09-2006).]

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123764
05/09/06 06:23 AM
05/09/06 06:23 AM
Av-guy  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 23
Hope the HVAC guy servicing that CDU(ConDensing Unit)doesn't run a piece of copper tubing into that or *KABOOM*. :Rolleyes: [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Av-guy (edited 05-10-2006).]

[This message has been edited by Av-guy (edited 05-10-2006).]

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123765
05/09/06 06:53 AM
05/09/06 06:53 AM
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123766
05/09/06 07:46 AM
05/09/06 07:46 AM
steve ancient apprentice  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 169
west springfield,mass
Haveing only put in large fuses in a vault what is the flashover for 13.8KV???

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123767
05/09/06 08:34 AM
05/09/06 08:34 AM
NJwirenut  Offline
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
Wondering if those black marks on the roof are the remains of the last guy who got too close... [Linked Image]

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123768
05/09/06 11:22 AM
05/09/06 11:22 AM
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
I see a guy wire attached to the pole. Where is the other end attached? To the building [Linked Image], maybe, if the separation is so minimal?

Mike (mamills)

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