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Small apt. panels in high rises. #210545
07/08/13 07:42 PM
07/08/13 07:42 PM
SafetyWired  Offline OP
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I am sure many of you see this...multi high rise apt buildings with fuse holder buckets in the basement electrical room that feed small Pushmatic panels in the apts. The panels are no bigger than a small key box, most always the breakers are doubled up and some even have CT's stuffed in them for separate metering. This many times is so unsafe to even remove the cover with the fear of arc flash. How do some of you deal with working in these things? Keep in mind the disconnects in the basement control multiple floors. Meaning you pull one disconnect an it shuts off multiple apts on multiple floors.

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Re: Small apt. panels in high rises. [Re: SafetyWired] #210553
07/09/13 12:53 AM
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Kind of depends on why I'm called there in the first place. If I need to shut power down and it affects multiple units, so be it. I'll let the apt management handle making tenants aware beforehand.

Re: Small apt. panels in high rises. [Re: SafetyWired] #210555
07/09/13 01:16 AM
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Regina, Sask.
Look at it as an opportunity. Think of a solution and try to sell it to the owner. Maybe you get the work or maybe you get replaced. Probably, either is okay. My take on dangerous work is that if you do enough, eventually you will lose.


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