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Thread: How many volts?

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    I'm gonna take a stab at it and say...24v









































    X 2000....

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    Nice, thats probably like 500,000 volts. Frigin idiots here in KC have been breaking into substation like that and cutting and stealing the big copper ground conductor cables for scrap.

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    That video's been posted here before. Not that I mind seeing it again. "Powerful" stuff. (boo-hiss bad pun)

    Unbelievable about KC substations getting grounds swiped. Maybe one night someone will cut the wrong wire and BAM! No more crackhead thief. In Dallas they're swiping condensers and stripping RTU's for the copper. They're even going after the metal covers on light pole bases all over town. Pulling them off and leaving all the wiring hanging out in the open for some curious kid or gnawing squirrel to grab hold of. Stupid druggies.
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    ah.....3..? Not sure. I'll watch it again.

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    Couple of years ago the crackheads were stealing manhole covers for scrap, took the cops a couple of weeks to figure it out and check with the scrap metal yards to catch them.

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    I went to an arc flash class and this video was shown.I beleive the gas canisters to prevent the arc somehow failed. I think the gas they used was something called fx-6,the instructor said this gas was supposed to be the most chemically inert gas known.I think I recall him saying that was 125000 volt switch.

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    defies physics by arcing upwards instead of toward ground....
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    220/221 whatever it takes

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    Thats how I test my oil burner igniters. I'd say that one tested good

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    Wow, that was cool !
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    Originally posted by roaddog
    I went to an arc flash class and this video was shown.
    Aint that something else. I know it's all safety and stuff but can you see sparky wearing a high cal suit to change a breaker in a 480 panel ?? I know lots of electricians and when I mention arc flash hazzard they look at me all glassy eyed like I just spoke alien.

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    Originally posted by hvacgirl1488
    220/221 whatever it takes
    Now I'll be up all night tring to remember which movie.
    Beware of advice given by some guy on the Internet.

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