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happysteve

Phases on incoming side of fuses don't match those on the load side.

 

That's ok though, as one of the fuses is 180 degree out of phase, thus cancelling out the error ;)

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binky

100A fuses on cable that size???

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Blue Duck

The first pic looks like it's done in copper tube, is that a compression fitting on the end?

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Andy™

yep, the incoming is bolted to the busbar about 20mtr away at 200a, 2.5 & 2.5 (now all 200), along with the armour cut back so its not earthed either

 

its plastic conduit, but yes, thats a gland on the end

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Tony S
1 hour ago, binky said:

100A fuses on cable that size???

 

I’ve found worse, a 16mm² 3c SWA on 800A fuses.

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Andy™
8 minutes ago, Tony S said:

 

I’ve done worse, a 16mm² 3c SWA on 800A fuses.

 

ftfy

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Tony S
1 hour ago, Andy™ said:

 

ftfy

 

Not quite, I know who did the job. He’s now a christian missionary in South Africa. Why he used a 800A fused-switch I don’t know, he was always so meticulous in his work. A bit of copper bar and the switch could have been rated at 100A.

 

In a different situation I deliberately did far worse. Copper links instead of 500A fuses trying to find a fault on a PILC-SWA cable. The only back up was a 1200A ACB. It found the fault, the ground erupted about 100Yds from the sub. A tree root had forced a cable joint apart.

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Sharpend

Tell me it was like the cartoons, the tree flash burns, turns to a skeleton of ash then falls to the ground! 

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Tony S

The tree didn't need much digging out.

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roys

Must have been an Ash tree 😀

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Rob_the_rich

Was it near Burnt Oak?

I bet the rest of the trees were petrified.

Reverend Sparky in SA will be on the beech and Tony will be sycamore tree jokes.

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Tony S

It was a tree. All I know is, it wasn’t a larch

 

 

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binky

Well that fir kin mess defo needs some sprucing up. 

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Sharpend

Ole yew lot make me croak!

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happysteve

I cedar thread's poplar - probably fir alder plane talk (acacia wondering)...

 

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roys

Lucky no one was injured, or Special Branch might have been called in to get to the root of the matter, or maybe someone was injured but no one twigged and so Tony turned over a new leaf.

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kerching

Well yew got to the root cause of the problem

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Tony S

OK. OK. Please can we stop the silly woody posts. PLEASE!

 

 

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binky

Ok grumpy, or is that Forest Grumpy :^O

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Sharpend

And I thought you'd make reference to woodys mate Buzz!!

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Tony S

 

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binky

saw that coming.....

 

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