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#105073 - 04/10/04 05:05 PM Rope A Dope found by young engineer!  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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ROPE-A-DOPE Story!

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Mr. Tedesco,

While on a site observation in Grand Island, NY, I noticed this transformer (See attached photos). The space was vacated in April of 2003, and I was there to verify existing conditions of the electrical and mechanical systems for a future tenant.

Needless to say, a few things will have to be fixed.

I am an Electrical Engineering grad from the University of North Dakota with two years in the design/consulting field.

I was a three year electrical apprentice before and during my high school and college days. I am now an EIT, for Dunham Associates in Bloomington, MN.

I have sent these pictures around to other engineers (not only electrical, but structural and mechanical also).

Its unbelievable that a contractor would actually do this.

I thought you might enjoy (or cringe) at these pictures.

Scott Rieger, EIT


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

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#105074 - 04/10/04 07:24 PM Re: Rope A Dope found by young engineer!  
Lostazhell  Offline
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I am, for once, truly speechless!!! =X


#105075 - 04/11/04 06:25 PM Re: Rope A Dope found by young engineer!  
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New York City
One coyote comin' up... [Linked Image]

I'm surprised the pipe didn't buckle under the strain and even more surprised that the sharp edges of the transformer cabinet didn't fray and weaken the rope.

Wonder if the conduit coming out the bottom of the box is attached to the xformer.... [Linked Image]


#105076 - 04/12/04 01:48 AM Re: Rope A Dope found by young engineer!  
Ever Ready  Offline
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Never ceases to amaze me how rough some people will be.


#105077 - 04/12/04 03:04 AM Re: Rope A Dope found by young engineer!  
Lostazhell  Offline
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The sight of that xfmr even made me miss the flourescent light going through the wall up there also!

Randy


#105078 - 04/12/04 10:41 AM Re: Rope A Dope found by young engineer!  
Ryan_J  Offline
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West Jordan, Utah, USA
WOW! He didn't even use flex at the termination! Whats going to alow it to vibrate? [Linked Image] I was fine with the installation until I saw that :P


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#105079 - 04/12/04 07:23 PM Re: Rope A Dope found by young engineer!  
ayrton  Offline
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The guy who did it should be hung just like that. All in favor of state wide licensing, say I


#105080 - 04/13/04 08:50 AM Re: Rope A Dope found by young engineer!  
n1ist  Offline
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Malden MA
I would guess someone (with more guts than brains) has already demo'ed the floor that this transformer and the floating wall to the right was sitting on.


#105081 - 04/13/04 06:58 PM Re: Rope A Dope found by young engineer!  
mvpmaintman  Offline
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Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Well at least they didn't use steel cable! LOL

Some guys are just too lucky for their own good, probably wouldnt even understand why were all stirred up about it.


#105082 - 04/14/04 08:45 AM Re: Rope A Dope found by young engineer!  
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Reminds me of my Boy Scout days

"If you can't tie a knot, tie a lot."

SD

[This message has been edited by strangedog (edited 04-14-2004).]


SD
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