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The Perfect storm

Rick

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If anyone needs advice on home damage repair, I am a professional engineer, with experince in single family home storm damage repair. I only carry my certification in Va., but I may be able to help. PM me if you need help.

Thanks for supporting the EF family:thumbsup:
 


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Rick

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Wow, that looks pretty intense. Stay safe.
 




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What's that shining on my Ex? :dunno: Oh, I remember now, it's the sun. :smoke: I absolutely hate the rain. Nice to have the ole girl back.

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Power transformers caught fire when trees hit power lines, and shorted the transformers. I'm surprised that there are no circuit breakers or fuses to prevent this from occurring.

There are fuses on transformers. I don't know enough about them to know why they didn't work though.

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That thing parallel with the insulator is a fuse.
 




BrooklynBay

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My area always had constant brown out, and power surges. The city councilman got after the power company a few years ago to make them upgrade the lines, but it didn't change anything. They charge a maintenance fee every month. I don't know what it's being used on.

Thanks for telling me about the cartridge fuse. That thing looks like it's a few feet long. I'm sure that it could handle very high current. I think that the holder must have corrosion, and that's why we're always having power issues.
 




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Just another tree down pic, or is it? This is the woods behind my home but there are two things that interest me in this pic. This tree or trees since it comes out of the ground as one and then splits off, must have came down early in the storm. Note all the leaves on it compared to trees around it that had all the leaves blown off.

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Here's the other thing that interests me. The one pic that I poster earlier about the tree that missed my garage was one thing...but had this one came down and hit my tree stand in the background (just above the center horizontal tree), well that would have been more then I could bare. This tree stand has been responsible for putting venison in the freezer year after year. And besides the garage is insured. That's why the insurance co. paid me for the damage from the Derecho wind back in June. Need to insure that stand :D
You can just see some homes through the top right of the pic, one of those is my home. This piece of property belongs to my friend Scotty, he's the one that gave me the Cadillac air ride suspension pump for my OBA system.
If any good came out of this storm for me, it's the life time supply of free firewood that I can get from these woods. And that's a huge saving since I have electric heat. Especially need to cut down this tree...It's a Field of Fire Thing :salute:

But my heart goes out for those along the coast who really took a beating. They need to get those people shelter quick, another North Eastern is brewing. Nowhere as bad, but when it's Nov and you have no heat or proper shelter...not a good thing.
 




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