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    They were just here for maintenance...

    http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/fire-...=headline-grid

    What could burn like that in an RTU? Pump popping it's taps an hitting an electrical ignition source? That's some awfully black smoke - almost has to be oil, right?
    "...and pray it works, pray to God it works."

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    Possibly from the roofing material around on fire now too? All I gotta say is wow. Where did you come up with someone just being there for maintenance?


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    On a building that size, it could be a big penthouse filled with equipment that was burning.

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    Nine buildings had power shut down.
    One being Nuclear Reactor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalman0880 View Post
    Possibly from the roofing material around on fire now too? All I gotta say is wow. Where did you come up with someone just being there for maintenance?


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    I was just kidding...I don't know what happened.
    "...and pray it works, pray to God it works."

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    It looks like tires burning, so i'd hazard a guess that the building has a rubber roof.
    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"
    Poodle Head Mikey - "the world is well populated with the unknowing and the uncaring and the stupid."

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    I was at a house last week where a motor seized and caught fire in an HRV. It burned itself out quickly and didn't spread beyond the HRV...probably should have taken a picture it was neat seeing the inside of the case a puddle of melted plastic and scorched metal. Customer asked me if I could just replace the motor...cheap bastard.

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    It was a RTU not a big boiler?

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    All the stories just say " contained to air conditioning unit on roof."
    "...and pray it works, pray to God it works."

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    Crackhead on maintenance team.

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