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Snakes !! #184096 02/01/09 10:51 AM
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leland Offline OP
Snakes !!

Found this on another site and thought I would share.
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Re: Snakes !! [Re: leland] #184102 02/01/09 02:44 PM
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Re: Snakes !! [Re: Admin] #184205 02/04/09 02:41 AM
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techie Offline
He looks satisfied.. and ready for his after dinner cocktail.

Re: Snakes !! [Re: techie] #184238 02/05/09 12:30 AM
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leland Offline OP
The way I understand it...
It won't be down for breakfast!

Re: Snakes !! [Re: leland] #184445 02/10/09 04:57 PM
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packrat56 Offline
WHOA! I'd probably would've aged 2 years in about three seconds if I ever come across a snake in a box like that.

I have a sense of adventure, I just keep it leashed with common sense.
Re: Snakes !! [Re: packrat56] #184544 02/12/09 06:17 PM
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allphase Offline
YUMM dinner any one!!


Re: Snakes !! [Re: allphase] #184561 02/13/09 11:47 AM
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HotLine1 Offline
I wish I had a camera over the years.
Never found a big snake, but a few cooked garden snakes, and two (2) cats on two occasions in 4160 volt switchgear.

They got in but never got out. One was re-fried when the maintenance guy re-energized the main not knowing the creature was on the buss. Nice!

Another that comes to mind was a groundhog that snuggled up in the primary ide of a padmount transformer. Got a call for a 'burning smell' in the office bldg. Followed my nose to the 4" UG conduits where it was wafting in from!

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Re: Snakes !! [Re: HotLine1] #184566 02/13/09 12:23 PM
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mamills Offline
That snake wouldn't have to bite me. Just the sight of that thing would be enough to finish me off.

I remember seeing one of those poison ropes one time when I opened a safety switch to confirm that it had operated (at the scene of a house fire). The %#(#^* thing scared me so badly that I slammed the cover shut - decapitated it as he started poking his head out.

Another case for making sure all your KO's are closed, I guess. Probably not what the NEC had in mind though...

Mike (mamills)

Re: Snakes !! [Re: mamills] #187164 06/16/09 01:16 AM
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lukemon2 Offline
Turn THE POWER ON or wire it to the Main Line and flip the breaker lol then undo it!!!!!

Luke McCoy The NEC Crazy Boy


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