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old transformer pics #75921
03/20/07 06:31 PM
03/20/07 06:31 PM
circuit man  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 273
does anyone rember where the pics of the transformers in the basement are? there out of the can & sitting on a rack,also the high voltage wires & cutouts runs above them.looks also like that they have been under water possibly.THANKS!

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Re: old transformer pics #75922
03/20/07 06:40 PM
03/20/07 06:40 PM
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Maybe this one?

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Re: old transformer pics #75923
03/20/07 09:51 PM
03/20/07 09:51 PM
stamcon  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 330
So San Francisco CA
I was thinking about those pictures when reading this story.


Re: old transformer pics #75924
03/20/07 10:44 PM
03/20/07 10:44 PM
gfretwell  Online Content

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,184
Did you see the story on MSNBC about this Perdue accident?
What appeared to happen was a student, was trying to get into a dorm he didn't have a key for and he was taking a shortcut through a transformer room that had doors to the inside and outside.
Whether he found this door open by accident, had a broken lock, he jimmied it open or it was blocked open is still under investigation.

It is reported that there was no lights on in the room and the switch was at the door on the other end only (entrance from the building side).

Stumbling around in the dark he came in contact with the secondary hub and died instantly.

Sure makes a case for occupancy sensor lighting in these rooms and maybe even a door alarm on equipment rooms in places with kids.

I wouldn't be surprised if it came out that kids were taking a shortcut through there to catch a cigarette. Coming from the inside you could turn the light on.

Greg Fretwell
Re: old transformer pics #75925
03/21/07 08:46 PM
03/21/07 08:46 PM
circuit man  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 273
hi iwire,that's one of them.but the one i'm lookiing for is the pots look like there are 100 yrs old .even the wires coming to them are out dated.there sitting on what looks to be an I-beam rack.the fuses are over the top of them.there nothing but the core & windngs,no oil or anything. i belive these were at a college.
gfretwell, this exactly the story i was thinking about. some of my co-workers wanted to see what they looked like.

Re: old transformer pics #75926
03/21/07 09:11 PM
03/21/07 09:11 PM
techie  Offline
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 246
palo alto, ca usa
Same topic, down at the bottom..


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