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Posted by Derek Broughton on September 16, 2005, 3:53 pm
 


Vaughn Simon wrote:


We keep discussing it because of Murphy's law.  Besides which, I don't
believe #2 is vanishingly small.  After our local hurricane experience I
drove down a rural road where practically _every_ pole transformer was
isolated.  The whole reason it needs discussing is that the rules exist to
try to ensure that #4 never comes into play.  
--
derek

Posted by Dale Farmer on September 17, 2005, 4:09 pm
 




Vaughn Simon wrote:


    ANd it happens often enough that linemen are injured and killed doing
it.  ( News articles were cited previously in the thread of such incidents)
Very small possibility indeed.  But when you multiply that small possibility
by the hundreds of thousands of downed power lines in the hurricane
affected areas, it's probability gets quite high.

    --Dale



Posted by Solar Flare on September 17, 2005, 6:58 pm
 

Bullshit.  Show me one article to prove this.

The death rate of linemen in Canada is less than 3 per year due to
electrical contact accidents.




Vaughn Simon wrote:


lightly

simultaniously

    ANd it happens often enough that linemen are injured and killed doing
it.  ( News articles were cited previously in the thread of such incidents)
Very small possibility indeed.  But when you multiply that small possibility
by the hundreds of thousands of downed power lines in the hurricane
affected areas, it's probability gets quite high.

    --Dale




Posted by Solar Flare on August 23, 2005, 12:00 am
 

"deserve it" was never posted or implied.

I guess the thread has now degenerated into a trolling match again. The
insults and maturity level shows one more time here.



Posted by CM on September 23, 2005, 8:55 pm
 


If the point of failure cuts the backfeeding fool's house off from the rest
of "the grid", it won't overload the generator, but any attempt to
reconnect the fool's house to the grid becomes unduly hazardous, both to
lineman and to the fool's generator.

The possibility of overloading the generator via backfeeding is not a valid
excuse to do it, it is another reason for not wiring things incorrectly.
Codes exist for a reason. Pay attention to experts who know better.

CM



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