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Old 06-21-2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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Utility transformer blew up with an opening into the electric room and the sprinklers went off in the electric room.














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It looks like megger time!!

What's this service run? Are you hooking up a temporary generator?
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tell us the full story

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Is that Tx oil all over the walls ?
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There is a residential for condos 208/120 VAC and commercial service for retail tenants 480/277.

Don't know much except the transformer blew,

HOT, HUMID, SOOTY, DIRTY, WET


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There is a residential for condos 208/120 VAC and commercial service for retail tenants 480/277.

Don't know much except the transformer blew,

HOT, HUMID, SOOTY, DIRTY, WET


http://wtop.com/arlington/2016/06/ar...smoke/slide/1/
Guy who wrote the article looks as if he's living in 1972.


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Had that certain smell I'm sure.
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Had that certain smell I'm sure.
Oh the smell of humid smoke after an electrical fire......Then the stink gets on you......
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and stays there for some time.
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Looks like you have your hands full!
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How long does it take to completely fix something like that? Is that an insurance deal or does the utility cover it?
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Ahh, close to my old neighborhood.
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How long does it take to completely fix something like that? Is that an insurance deal or does the utility cover it?
Management company called us THEY will pay us, let the lawyers argue the rest out.

24-48 hours to get it all back on line, then a discussion as to what to replace, all CBs will need to be replaced.
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Does that stuff clean up or do all those panels get replaced?
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How many 5 gallon buckets of money are they going to have bring you to fix all that? What armored car company do you use to move it all?
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Does that stuff clean up or do all those panels get replaced?
Dirty panels are dirty they conduct clean or dirty, insulators are my concern, I stock a large number of insulators and fish paper for this type of job and the rest can be had locally.


Sad fact in this is the local supply houses had nothing I needed for this work, Home Depot had it all.
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