tandem/quad breaker question....mini split install

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borazhasleftthebuilding

borazhasleftthebuilding

half black lives matter, too
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Feb 11, 2005
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in da forest
stranded takes wind wear bad check on the conductors so it doesn't have a dead spot
yeah, it was installed 06ish, i replaced all the wire ~4yrs ago, i was making lots of repairs at that point, color was way faded out of it etc, really brittle

with boots on, touch the wire with bare hand, its a mild shock i just test the fents that way

tmmw i gotta walk the fents and cut brush away so it doesnt lean on it cuz of snow
 

Charlie

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Jan 2, 2005
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This is what the power looked like except instead it was only two big cables not this many. But one was red and one was black. The one's I used were also fatter. I had no business doing this shit but I was 23 and stupid and did stand up to my supervisor and say no. I was scared shitless as I flipped that breaker and then turned the cabinet on.

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And this is what the breaker area looked like

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Ore

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Jun 18, 2006
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Hamilton ON
Speaking of electricity one time I was installing an Ericsson 3g cell cabinet in a hospital datacenter. The power wasn't wired to it and I had never done it before. Normally the power was always already done by the time I got there to turn it up. I was by myself and didn't really know how to do it but I knew how it was supposed to look. I called my supervisor and he said just do it. So I wired in these two half inch diameter DC cables into the cabinet. I did an OK job but ofc I didn't leave myself enough slack. I also had trouble getting every strand of copper into the connection on the cabinet. I put in an 80amp breaker into the power thingy of the data center and was nervous af when I turned it on but it worked. What are the chances I could have caused some giant short or killed someone down the road due to a strand or two of that copper not perfectly into the slot? I used to be really worried about it and hoped when the carrier came behind me to validate the job they would notice the shit power job and redo it. I never heard anything positive or negative about it :dunno:

@whatever @AndyB
There’s been maintenance personnel in and out of that cabinet multiple times since you did that.

Sleep well my child.
 

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