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Burned Panel on Freeway #118015
07/23/04 11:31 PM
07/23/04 11:31 PM
electure  Offline
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I spotted this when I pulled off a road to call a friend for directions... This is along the 217 Fwy in Goleta, CA.... I wonder what burned first here... The panel or the brush that was around it!



-Randy


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Re: Burned Panel on Freeway #118016
07/24/04 10:32 AM
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What did this panel supply? Looks like the 2 pole on the right is being used as a back-fed main.


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Re: Burned Panel on Freeway #118017
07/25/04 01:12 PM
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Is that a field cut oval hole in the back of the panel that the conductors are running through?

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Re: Burned Panel on Freeway #118018
07/25/04 04:51 PM
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Electricman2,
The only thing I saw in the area here was the sprinkler control cabinet to the left of this mess in the 1st pic....
Steve,
The oval hole looked like a factory job, But the edges didn't appear to be rounded out, nor was there any sign of a bushing being installed... I'm going to try searching some of the local papers online & see if I can get some info on the fire cause..... That opening & the completely bbq'd phase looks suspect, except for I'd think it qould've eaten out a chunk of the opening while faulting!

-Randy

Re: Burned Panel on Freeway #118019
07/25/04 10:09 PM
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Was that a Myers pedestal? You could always recognise them by that nasty green color they used.

P.S. Are the still in business?Since Cooper has the Scru-tite hub line now I was wondering.

Re: Burned Panel on Freeway #118020
07/26/04 06:54 AM
07/26/04 06:54 AM
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Myers still is making pedestals by the gazillions. They've got a place right by our shop in Corona, CA
www.myerscustom.com

Ryco (a subsidiary company) is up in Pomona, CA. I've had them actually build me switchgear on the spot while I waited in the parking lot!! A good bunch...S

(PS, except for the sickening gray/green paint [Linked Image])

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Re: Burned Panel on Freeway #118021
07/30/04 02:18 AM
07/30/04 02:18 AM
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Scott,
RSE Sierra in Anahiem does custom switchgear also, & they use Square D parts [Linked Image] They've come through for me many times in a pinch! (Not to mention they won't paint it green [Linked Image] )


-Randy


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