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Landed an inside job today, and at -25°C outside, it was a welcome call. One of our sites had a utility power issue over the weekend, which it transfered fine to the back-up generator. When utility power was restored to the site, it shutdown for an undetermined reason.
Talking about it this morning in our meeting, there was still an alarm in from the 120 volt UPS. I talked to the boss and said we need to up the priority it, as the UPS is apparently not working. Got a hold if the tech and with some over the phone troubleshooting, determined that the rectifier control board had failed, causing the batteries to discharge, tripping the DC input breaker to the inverter. This caused the system the switch to the bypass mode on the UPS. When the utilty was restored and the transfer switch returned to the utility, the essential loads (PLCs) were powered down, as the switch is a break before make.
Swapped out the module, which was past its estimated end of life and put the system back to normal. Left and the batteries were charging at 75 amps. Next step is to swap the batteries, as they are coming due this year.
 

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well i got the garage heater replaced...so im accomplished for at least 10 months
 

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Lakeville, Eagan, and Shoreview. Dashed in this morning. Already home. Snowing here, sucks. What a temperature difference!
ikr? it was HOT all day, thats why i picked today to do my garage heater job
 

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I've been busy but I found time to bring my summer tires and spare winter tires up to my dad's place.
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Stored them in the old van until spring.
 

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Yesterday we had 2 feet of snow overnight. Spent most of it wrestling the snowblower and digging out the snowmobile(short track, short lugs, it doesn't handle deep powder very well.)

This morning I am going to try and get a few runs in on the neighbour's ski hill before too many people track it up. Hopefully the snow has set a bit and the sled doesn't get stuck.
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Working on a day of trying to sleep after being called out a midnight after a lengthy 2 hour sleep. Got home at 9 this morning and maybe heading back to work shortly. The winds last night moved a lot of our snow east, leaving 2 foot drifts everywhere. Winds caused several bumps on the utility power line and was giving us grief most of the night. They found a broken insulator on the line, which was causing intermittent line slap.
 

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Working on a day of trying to sleep after being called out a midnight after a lengthy 2 hour sleep. Got home at 9 this morning and maybe heading back to work shortly. The winds last night moved a lot of our snow east, leaving 2 foot drifts everywhere. Winds caused several bumps on the utility power line and was giving us grief most of the night. They found a broken insulator on the line, which was causing intermittent line slap.
Do you have a max wind speed you work in?
Here it's 40 mph for most occupations. As soon as it hits 40 everyone gets off the roads. Then when it gets back under 40 everyone's back out running calls.
 

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That van looks rap-ey AF
You say that, but something about a bright yellow van with lots of windows plastered in a company name makes it non that...
 

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Do you have a max wind speed you work in?
Here it's 40 mph for most occupations. As soon as it hits 40 everyone gets off the roads. Then when it gets back under 40 everyone's back out running calls.
Nothing I know of. Wth a cut-off at 40 mph, that's about 65 kmh, we'd never get anything done. We limit our high work at bad winds, but we our day to day stuff keeps going. The utility company in the area had to do some bucket work on a broken conductor a while ago and the gusts on the ground were hitting 156 km/h (96 mph). Thr lineman gave up chasing his hard hat. We regularly have winds over the 60 mph here with some peak gusts over 100 mph.
The pic is from the weather station in my yard today.
 

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Yesterday I got a call to repair a handyman's screwup. He was cutting out part of a 1st floor ceiling to replace some drywall and cut a cable feeding a 240V baseboard heater. Shorted line-line before he ever hit the ground wire. He was cutting with a sawzall... Looked like a 6" blade on it, and he must of had the kick plate right against the drywall... Check out the duct and the joist at the end of the cut...
I managed to drill the joists further back and reroute the power cable to get enough slack into an octagon box on the edge of the drywall under the drain pipe. Sorry no after picture 🤷‍♂️

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