Electrician Talk banner
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
15,674 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
We did a shutdown this afternoon to install some bolt on breakers in a panel for a dentist office in a multi tenant building. The fusible disconnects were incorrectly labelled and we accidentally shutdown a chiropractor office. :eek: we caught our mistake quickly and we didn't hear from the other tenant we shutdown.. We correctly labeled the disconnects.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
407 Posts
If equipment on the circuits are that important, they should have a UPS.

Sure you pulled the disconnect, but the same thing could happen with a car accident that takes out a power pole, or a blown transformer. Same net result, they lost power for a short time.

I don't have much sympathy for people that don't have back on their life-or-death computers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
True panels should be dead before working on them.

Lot of times I do jobs where its not possible to shut down the power, so I do most of these live, unless it is some old messed up panel.

I have worked on some panels that make rats nest look neater, just moving a wire is a wonder.

Extra care in what your doing and I don't let my helpers do it, for I am responsible for their safety. I always do it myself.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top