A tale of woe, including carelessness, stupidity and laziness....

Jay Jaeger cube1 at charter.net
Wed Aug 26 14:16:28 CDT 2015

On 8/26/2015 8:19 AM, Paul Koning wrote:
> I heard of this sort of thing happening to the DEC building at Marlboro.  Supposedly it had two mains entrances, served from different power lines (and different companies?  Seems odd).  One of the machine rooms had feeds from both ends, and one particular system was fed from both.  What happened is that the "grounds" were offset enough, and with enough of a current supply, that the ground strap that's supposed to connect the row of RP06 drives melted.
> This sort of thing is a major electric code violation: you can certainly have multiple services, but all the grounds are required to be connected by substantial wire; you're not allowed to stick ground rods in at multiple places and leave it at that.  (The same goes for lightning rods.)
> 	paul

Quite possibly two different phases, and if so, the would be 90 degrees
out of phase with each other.


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