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Original poster: "BRIAN FOLEY" <ka1bbg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Yep, i agree. some of this transmission line failures underground i
understand were built in tubes so each piece could be removed and serviced,
however that was never done so now the tubes have filled with sand and
calcium, or have cracked and the conductors are now trapped in the tubes.
most difficult to repair now. cul brian f.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: Transformers
> Original poster: "Thomas Coyle" <zxcasd@xxxxxxxxx>
> Word from LA Times is that most of these date back to the 1920s or
> 30s, and could have been replaced at a cost of $1500 each.
> These outages were completely avoidable, and have caused no end of
> headaches, not only to average users, but critical care facilities -
> I manage a team of engineers at one of the US's largest healthcare
> providers - my team is responsible for handling critical service
> outages that could impact the care of our patients. We've been
> inundated in the past month with power outages. Further, most people
> don't realize the misleading nature of power company impact estimates
> - one "customer" could be an individual, or an entire office
> building. By their count, three "customers" were affected in my
> organization yesterday - it was actually three hospitals serving
> thousands of patients.
> On 7/27/06, Tesla list <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Original poster: "BRIAN FOLEY"
> from Verizon Central;
> Pacific Gas and Electric says 1,100 transformers damaged by heat
> leaving 1.2 million customers without electricity. as part of an
> article titled "Calif. Coroners Overwhelmed by heat deaths".
> Stay cool and make sparks! cul brian f.