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  1. #1
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    Poor high voltage connection

    Had a call that a chiller was down. Opened up panel to find the wires all burnt up. You can see how the wires were sort of twisted around each other. That was the way I found it, with some electrical tape hanging off of it. It was 1 gauge wire coming in the top of the compressor contactor. A 60 ton compressor, 480 volts by the way. I guess the guy didn't have long enough wire and had to make a quick fix! Not safe, for sure.
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  2. #2
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    SouthEast NC ICW & Piedmont Foothills
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    it's always scary to open a panel and see crap like that,
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

  3. #3
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    Makes you wonder what other "fixes" the guy did.

    Hey boss, the purge unit on the absorber was leaking so i brazed it shut..no need to thank me!
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

  4. #4
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    whaooo look at the pretty lights....
    Propagating the formula. http://www.noagendashow.com/

  5. #5
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    Man, let me tell ya. It's been three or four months already and it still has "that" smell inside the panel.

  6. #6
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    I had my head inside a 4160v primary reactor starter panel the other day that failed to transition to run and subsequently burned out the reactor... That was a smell I would like to soon forget.
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

    -Thomas Jefferson

  7. #7
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    Hmmmmm

    Things that make you go hmmmmm..........

  8. #8
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    Even sparky has a Friday party to get to I guess......
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

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