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#114248 - 02/08/03 11:35 AM Temporary Transformer  
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Isn't it about time they disconnect this thing?

- Scott (Electure)

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#114249 - 02/08/03 12:05 PM Re: Temporary Transformer  
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looks like sombody had a Corona and thought about it.....

#114250 - 02/08/03 05:24 PM Re: Temporary Transformer  
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West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
The plastic bags are a dead giveaway. Secretly, someone liked the idea of Joe's lemon-scented "marine" cord & receptacle so much they made an industrial version!

The construction-site “temporary” motif would be more authentic if the drytype was nailed to a beat-up wooden pallet with half-inch drive straps.

#114251 - 02/08/03 07:36 PM Re: Temporary Transformer  
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Then again, many dry-type transformers run so hot that they make a great place to bake a package of Quiky-Mart pastries and boil up a pot of coffee in no time. (I’ll be that’s what’s really in the plastic bags.)

#114252 - 02/08/03 08:34 PM Re: Temporary Transformer  
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I like the fact that someone took the time to label the Primary and Secondary sides of the transformer [Linked Image].

Mike (mamills)

#114253 - 02/09/03 01:11 AM Re: Temporary Transformer  
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I'm with Steve (Sparky)!

After 6 - 12 Coronas
What Were We Supposed To Do??? [Linked Image]

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#114254 - 02/09/03 03:12 AM Re: Temporary Transformer  
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It looks like a huge old refrigerator....the kind the grocery store uses for milk and ice cream (and beer). [Linked Image]

Is this on the roof of a building somewhere??

#114255 - 02/09/03 09:04 AM Re: Temporary Transformer  
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Gillett, WI
The rust stains on the concrete indicate that the "temporary" transformer has been there awhile. They also indicate that it gets wet or rained on.

I don't believe this enclosure is rated for wet locations.

#114256 - 02/09/03 10:15 AM Re: Temporary Transformer  
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The rascals that did this could have seen Joe's floating TV cord. It's on a landing at the LA Convention Center just a couple of hundred feet from where Joe spoke! [Linked Image]
All rated NEMA 1 (until the trash bags and Ductape on the disconnects). Secondary ran through a hole in the wall to?? Apparently no GEC, either.

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