Wow! What the devil you guys gonna do with this place? Any chance of going with some hazloc equiptment, or is this gonna be someone who doesn't do anything until they come in in the morning & their roof has been transplanted to the other side of the LA river? I worked on a bakery one time & everything was FULL of flour! Literally!, I took the cover off a nema 1 panel & it came pouring out! They'd lost a few ovens & mixers due to breakers burning up from flour in the contacts! They were'nt happy when I told them what should be done.. I did shop vac/blow out a few of the panels, & got the bus shiny again, retorqued lugs & such.. Oh & replaced about 20 - 3 phase breakers
Re: Thar she blows-almost#117398 06/09/0405:59 PM06/09/0405:59 PM
This all started when I found a 4" high mound of sawdust in the bottom of a transformer (that had an expanded sheetmetal bottom). I reported it to the proper person in the company, and gave him these 2 pictures.
He's getting approval for an inspection, maintenance, and (extra) repairs on all of their facilities, every 6 months. They have 8 buildings that I'll be covering, in 4 Counties. (Randy knows, they're a big bunch).
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Re: Thar she blows-almost#117399 06/09/0406:47 PM06/09/0406:47 PM
The 1st transformer is a 75KVA 480X120/208Y, and runs a 200A Panel. The "wirenut special" is 480X240 1Ø, and is for a MIG welder. We're giving them a price to relocate the 75 to the other side of the wall, and also to replace the wirenut special and move it to a different location.
The drywall screws in this room are easy to find. Even though they were driven with a magnetic tip over 10 years ago, they've all got a ring of this fine dust clinging to the spot where the heads are, even though they're beneath the mud.
Re: Thar she blows-almost#117403 06/10/0403:36 PM06/10/0403:36 PM
Anyway, this reminds me of a somewhat disgusting,(Beauracratic)and funny story. (Only because no-one got killed or injured.)
I had a Service Call to a Large Grocery Store. The Utility was out before, and said "it was not thier problem!" I got there to find one leg of a 120/208 3 phase Wye LV, and voltage on the Neutral, in three panels. I shut everything in them off. The manager gets up-set that I shut off some accent lighting and some reffers. I go out to the Main, it's 480, and none of the disconnects are marked. I go to the Manager, and tell him I'll have to shut off more. He says he needs to call the Home office for "Approval" to shut the store down! And, I say, "while your doing that maybe I can find what I'm looking for, and if I can follow it back we can just shut it off. It's a large gray, or green box about this high, about this wide. Makes a humming noise maybe?" He says,"Oh, that thing. It's out on the Loading Dock, this guy can show you where that is." He takes me back there and says, "It's over there under those pallets. I'll get the Fork-lift." He pointed to a huge stack of pallets and boxes 3 high 4 deep, enough to fill three 40' trucks. I say, "Well, that's the problem..." BOOM!!!!! A large flash, and the whole store went out! And a small fire that we put out. I think if it hadn't been buried under all that crap, we'd be covered in the guts of that transformer. Then again, it wouldn't have happened!
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