I had a service call for an emergency generator that failed to start during it's weekly exercise.
When I pulled up out front I remembered I had been there two years before connecting the generator to remote monitoring.
Once I got to the electric room and pulled enough stuff out from the door that I could use my key I through my entire 220 lbs into the door to force it open this far...
... you can see the old non-functioning vending machine blocking the door from full travel.
Now we can look into what is the Main Electric Service room.
Believe it or not there is a generator in there.
Can you see it?
How about now?
Oh there it is right behind the 4' x 8' sheets of plastic.
Sure wish I could see the control panel.
Oh I forgot to mention the lights in the room did not work, I had to find some lamps.
I could see the fail to start light was lite on the control panel and I was able to slip my hand down and hit reset.
I used the test feature on the ATS and the unit fired up immediately. I never found the reason it failed to start.
However I did find the exhaust had a large hole in it.
I took these pictures and the company emailed them to the customers headquarters.
They have promised it would be cleaned out.
I will believe it when I see it, some of the junk was in the room when I was there two years ago.
[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 06-16-2006).]