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Old 06-30-2016, 03:27 PM   #221
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Are they painting tractor trailers in there? Motorhomes?
A couple of TEE fittings would have saved you having to go around the window and door.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:28 PM   #222
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I guess it depends on how it's landscaped in the end.... little bit of turf on either side, and they'll look great !

I'm confused.

You know those are the covered parking structure posts, right?
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:33 PM   #223
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I'm confused.

You know those are the covered parking structure posts, right?
"Several years ago I had to remove four parking lot lights/poles/bases to make way for some covered parking."

May have missed this part of your post.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:27 PM   #224
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Just wondering if that was the new Royal Inland Hospital addition that completed last month.


Are you around kamloops then Triden?
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I posted these earlier. It's from the last job I did before retiring. I did the layout, with another electrician, determining location and elevation of all the conduits. It took us two months to create the design where we had to coordinate with the other trades to claim underground real estate. We had to start the feeders at 9.5' below grade to fit everything in under the slab.

The 12.8 Kv feeders coming into the building.


If you look in the background at the steel columns, the final grade will be flush with the top of the concrete the columns sit on.


We had to figure every bank run individually so we don't exceed 360 degrees bend in any run. We also had to use long sweep 90's where specs required it.


As we filled in the levels with conduit, we came back with stone to take up the void and moved up from there.


The pitch up of some banks (on the left) was done to keep the bends to a minimum.


Underneath one of the 16 switchgear cabinets. All total, I figured we pulled over 25 miles of 500 MCM.
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I'm confused.

You know those are the covered parking structure posts, right?
Apparently I'm more confused than you

I thought they were the luminaire bases
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I posted these earlier. It's from the last job I did before retiring. I did the layout, with another electrician, determining location and elevation of all the conduits. It took us two months to create the design where we had to coordinate with the other trades to claim underground real estate. We had to start the feeders at 9.5' below grade to fit everything in under the slab.

The 12.8 Kv feeders coming into the building.


If you look in the background at the steel columns, the final grade will be flush with the top of the concrete the columns sit on.


We had to figure every bank run individually so we don't exceed 360 degrees bend in any run. We also had to use long sweep 90's where specs required it.


As we filled in the levels with conduit, we came back with stone to take up the void and moved up from there.


The pitch up of some banks (on the left) was done to keep the bends to a minimum.

Underneath one of the 16 switchgear cabinets. All total, I figured we pulled over 25 miles of 500 MCM.

Pretty snazzy.
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That is damn impressive Sparky Girl. What kind of facility is that?
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That is damn impressive Sparky Girl. What kind of facility is that?
It's a 36 megawatt data center. At its peak we had almost 300 electricians working there on 6-12's. We had three electricians working on design (2 on power and 1 on data) and pulled in a few more as the job got underway.

We all know how it usually is, we are handed prints and told to build it. Then we have to make it work. On this job, the electricians took the engineered drawings and we made our own. The guys loved working off electrician-designed drawings.

One of the best jobs I did in my time, and I had some pretty good jobs.
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I wish I could do a job like that! I've never done that much duct bank.
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I wish I could do a job like that! I've never done that much duct bank.
I seriously doubt many here have done a project like that.
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All stainless. Had to be demoed out once because the painters didn't cover it the first time and customer wanted to see the $$$ they spent.

No stainless 7/8 available and was told not to shim the disconnects off the wall and concentric KO's so 1/2" 5* offsets on all 8 pipes. Right behind a cooling tower.
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All stainless. Had to be demoed out once because the painters didn't cover it the first time and customer wanted to see the $$$ they spent. No stainless 7/8 available and was told not to shim the disconnects off the wall and concentric KO's so 1/2" 5* offsets on all 8 pipes. Right behind a cooling tower.
Looks really good. But why would anyone pay for SS conduit and fittings and not use SS disconnects?
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Looks really good. But why would anyone pay for SS conduit and fittings and not use SS disconnects?
Because dumb. The moisture will absolutely get inside these discos.
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Because dumb. The moisture will absolutely get inside these discos.
Huh?
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Huh?
He was answering your question of "why would someone pay for SS pipe but not disconnects" with "because they are dumb."
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Huh?
They didn't put a whole lot of thought into it. Less than 20' away is another set of disconnects ran in galvanized rigid. It will all see a lot of moisture from the cooling tower mist.
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