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#123759 - 05/08/06 09:29 PM Too Close For Comfort!  
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This is 13,800 volts. It is easily reachable from the roof top.

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#123760 - 05/08/06 09:35 PM Re: Too Close For Comfort!  
mahlere  Offline
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New Jersey
Just a little advice - Don't Touch it [Linked Image]

#123761 - 05/08/06 09:49 PM Re: Too Close For Comfort!  
mbhydro  Offline
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Posts: 347
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.

#123762 - 05/08/06 11:20 PM Re: Too Close For Comfort!  
Hemingray  Offline
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Lehigh Acres, FL
Wouldn't the primary make a bigger spark? [Linked Image]


#123763 - 05/09/06 05:19 AM Re: Too Close For Comfort!  
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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]

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

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#123765 - 05/09/06 05:53 AM Re: Too Close For Comfort!  
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#123766 - 05/09/06 06:46 AM Re: Too Close For Comfort!  
steve ancient apprentice  Offline
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Posts: 169
west springfield,mass
Haveing only put in large fuses in a vault what is the flashover for 13.8KV???

#123767 - 05/09/06 07:34 AM Re: Too Close For Comfort!  
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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]

#123768 - 05/09/06 10:22 AM Re: Too Close For Comfort!  
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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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