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Really into his work!! #206345
06/17/12 09:38 PM
06/17/12 09:38 PM
HotLine1  Offline
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Brick, NJ USA
Solar grid tie in switchgear.

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Re: Really into his work!! [Re: HotLine1] #206384
06/25/12 05:43 PM
06/25/12 05:43 PM
sparkync  Offline
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Hope the switchgear is not hot. I was actually on a job one time and saw the electrician tie a rope around his waist and crawled into a HOT switch gear to do maintenance. He said the rope was for " EMERGENCY USE" just in case he didn't come out frown I guess he thought he was tough, but I call it stupid and foolish.

Re: Really into his work!! [Re: HotLine1] #206385
06/25/12 07:50 PM
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HotLine1  Offline
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Brick, NJ USA

NO, this faciliy was in utilit shutdown for a solar gridtie.

With the existing conditions prevnting access other than him slithering into the rear of the gear, this was the only choice.

Safety is paramount; SOP is that after inspection by AHJ, and POCO inspector, everyone is cleared out before the line crew re-energizes the line side of the service.



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