ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
600 KW 120/208 3 Phase Y protection
by Yooperup. 07/24/17 12:20 PM
1913 American Electrician's Handbook
by gfretwell. 07/20/17 01:08 PM
Green House wiring
by ghost307. 07/20/17 09:10 AM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by HotLine1. 07/18/17 08:06 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
239,330 Are you busy
174,797 Re: Forum
167,171 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 80 guests, and 14 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#118516 - 09/30/04 03:55 PM Vacation Pictures  
Admin  Offline

Administrator
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,447
NY, USA
Quote
I am a computer tech by trade, but I love to check out the pictures on your site. I have attached some pictures from my vacation. The pics are from Ocho Rios Jamaica. The generator was powering a hand drill that a guy was using to drill into the dock to attach new stairs.

Scott Sabo

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]


Tools for Electricians:

#118517 - 09/30/04 08:17 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
NORCAL  Offline
Member
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 872
What a waste of a fine piece of welding equipment! Perhaps there should be a link to these pictures on the "Darwin Awards" site. [Linked Image]


#118518 - 10/01/04 06:39 AM Re: Vacation Pictures  
electure  Offline


Member
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,260
Fullerton, CA USA
So that's why they put the little holes in the blades of a cord cap!

Praises be to the inventor of cordless tools.
They probably saved more than a couple of lives...S


#118519 - 10/01/04 05:41 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
pauluk  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
Quote
So that's why they put the little holes in the blades of a cord cap!

Yeah, but it was very thoughtless of the manufacturer not to add a hole in the ground pin. [Linked Image]

Still, the green wire doesn't do anything useful, right? [Linked Image]


#118520 - 10/01/04 10:39 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
twh  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 916
Regina, Sask.
Quote
Still, the green wire doesn't do anything useful, right?

Since it appears to be an ungrounded system, and I can't see a reason to prefer one conductor over the other to be ground, you may be correct to let fate decide.


#118521 - 10/02/04 02:40 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
DougW  Offline
Member
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
But would it be green wire up, or green wire down?

(sits back aftr stirring the pot)


#118522 - 10/03/04 09:36 AM Re: Vacation Pictures  
Dave55  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 697
Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
The thing that's so sad about this is that extension cords are so cheap and so much easier to plug in than this mess.

This fine welding machine will be around much longer that it's operator.

Dave


#118523 - 10/04/04 04:00 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
Texas_Ranger  Offline
Member
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,399
Vienna, Austria
If I'm not seriously mistaken that's not an arc welder but a fat generator set. Have seen something like that here in Europe, heavy diesel engine, output 11.2 amps@400V, 230/400V 3ph.


#118524 - 10/04/04 06:18 PM Re: Vacation Pictures  
NORCAL  Offline
Member
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 872
Miller Electric manufactures welding equipment I belive a subsidary of ITW which also has Hobart welding equip.


#118525 - 10/05/04 02:14 AM Re: Vacation Pictures  
Big Jim  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 394
Denver, CO USA
If you look a little closer at the second picture, you will notice the welding stinger with a stub of rod still in it. Most engine-driven welders have a decent-sized 120 winding in them If you need an engine-driven unit, there generally is no electricity to be had and you need power tools to work on whatever you are welding. Our favorite term for that setup was The infinite extension cord.


Page 1 of 2 1 2

Member Spotlight
JoeKP
JoeKP
Berkley, MA
Posts: 144
Joined: March 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.020s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.8177 MB (Peak: 0.9921 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-07-25 18:41:29 UTC