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Waterit
10-18-2011, 09:23 AM
Had some lightning a couple of weeks back. One customer lost all his TV's, cable and DSL modems, several computers, coupla garage-door openers, microwave, dishwasher, security system, geothermal pump and thermostats, and pool pump/lights.

Oh yeah, also took out the ESP-24MC, 5HP submersible pump, control box, pump-start relay, 19 of 23 solenoids, welded together some of the control wiring in the conduit leaving the mechanical room and some direct-burial out in the field, and blew holes in the 2" mainline.

And here we were just running out of work...:clapping:payup

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-18-2011, 09:59 AM
We had a discussion not too long ago about lightning proof house and irrigation system. I said if a FL guy can't help you then it can't be done. Do you concur?

Wet_Boots
10-18-2011, 10:14 AM
according to his avatar image, he stoops to concur

Mike Leary
10-18-2011, 03:24 PM
Wowsers! Do the locals have lightning insurance down there, or is it considered an act of God?

Wet_Boots
10-18-2011, 03:50 PM
guy needs to get hydraulically-controlled appliances and televisions :p

jvanvliet
10-18-2011, 05:06 PM
Look what I found... :laugh: New account, no idea what it does. Has 2 car batteries inside. It's not anywhere near the pump stations and the controller, it looks like the "Electro" you mentioned. Apparently they use them in FL. Can't find doodley squat on the I-net.

Mike Leary
10-18-2011, 05:24 PM
Look what I found... :laugh: New account, no idea what it does. Has 2 car batteries inside. It's not anywhere near the pump stations and the controller, it looks like the "Electro" you mentioned. Apparently they use them in FL. Can't find doodley squat on the I-net.

Looks like an auxilary power supply for broadband, phone, fibre optics, etc. :dizzy:

jvanvliet
10-18-2011, 05:47 PM
Looks like an auxilary power supply for broadband, phone, fibre optics, etc. :dizzy:

Could be, it's not near an ATT switch or a Comcast switch though; it's close to a FPL transformer; glad I don't have to worry about it.

Kiril
10-18-2011, 05:49 PM
http://www.lectrotech.co.za/index.asp

jvanvliet
10-18-2011, 05:50 PM
Had some lightning a couple of weeks back. One customer lost all his TV's, cable and DSL modems, several computers, coupla garage-door openers, microwave, dishwasher, security system, geothermal pump and thermostats, and pool pump/lights.

Oh yeah, also took out the ESP-24MC, 5HP submersible pump, control box, pump-start relay, 19 of 23 solenoids, welded together some of the control wiring in the conduit leaving the mechanical room and some direct-burial out in the field, and blew holes in the 2" mainline.

And here we were just running out of work...:clapping:payup

Check with Kiril for a 100% fail safe grounding system to avoid all that damage.

Mike Leary
10-18-2011, 05:50 PM
Sure looks like phone-type shielded wire coming in (and out?) Let us know. :waving::drinkup:

jvanvliet
10-18-2011, 05:52 PM
http://www.lectrotech.co.za/index.asp

That's in South Africa, this is a US manufacturer

Mike Leary
10-18-2011, 05:54 PM
http://www.lectrotech.co.za/index.asp

Sonny may be at the heart of the matter.

Kiril
10-18-2011, 05:57 PM
That's in South Africa, this is a US manufacturer

Egypt is in North Africa.

Wet_Boots
10-18-2011, 06:00 PM
neither nation figures to be in the Florida market

Mike Leary
10-18-2011, 06:06 PM
Egypt is in North Africa.

I want one of those do-dads for the motor home.

Mike Leary
10-18-2011, 06:15 PM
Wow, Hosni Mubarak was a REP? :dizzy:

jvanvliet
10-18-2011, 06:18 PM
Egypt is in North Africa.

ZA = Zoud Afrika or South Africa; an independent nation located on the southern most tip of Africa (the horn), hence the name. It was formerly a Dutch possession noted for gold, diamonds & the Boer wars of the 1800 against the British. it is also notorious for its apartheid policies finally suspended in 1994. It is not remotely close to Egypt, Egypt is in North Africa which is a location & not a nation.

Thank you for your input.

The device in question is a power supply back up for a remote FPL monitoring station. Although properly grounded, there is no assurance that the device will survive a direct or close proximity lightning strike.

Mike Leary
10-18-2011, 06:27 PM
The device in question is a power supply back up for a remote FPL monitoring station. Although properly grounded, there is no assurance that the device will survive a direct or close proximity lightning strike.

So we all lose, I was closest, but that does not get it, does it? Reminds me of that great line; "The winners get nothing and the losers get all that remain."

Wet_Boots
10-18-2011, 06:54 PM
would Hosni Mubarak survive a direct lightning strike? :p

jvanvliet
10-19-2011, 06:39 AM
would Hosni Mubarak survive a direct lightning strike? :p

Ummm; pour gravy on that sumbitch? :laugh:

Kiril
10-19-2011, 11:05 AM
ZA = Zoud Afrika or South Africa; an independent nation located on the southern most tip of Africa (the horn), hence the name. It was formerly a Dutch possession noted for gold, diamonds & the Boer wars of the 1800 against the British. it is also notorious for its apartheid policies finally suspended in 1994. It is not remotely close to Egypt, Egypt is in North Africa which is a location & not a nation.

http://www.lectroegypt.com/lightning_protection_systems.asp

jvanvliet
10-19-2011, 04:46 PM
http://www.lectroegypt.com/lightning_protection_systems.asp

...yawn!!!

Mike Leary
10-19-2011, 05:07 PM
...yawn!!!

......................................

Wet_Boots
10-19-2011, 06:22 PM
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6373/27855.jpg

jvanvliet
10-20-2011, 07:02 AM
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6373/27855.jpg

:laugh: You have way too much time on your hands...

Waterit
10-20-2011, 03:08 PM
232300

A lightning victim - wire was hit so bad I could barely track on it with the 521, switched to the Armada and voila, thar she's blown.

Mike Leary
10-20-2011, 03:31 PM
232300

A lightning victim - wire was hit so bad I could barely track on it with the 521, switched to the Armada and voila, thar she's blown.

Prolly made enough on that locate to have your boots polished. :)

Waterit
10-20-2011, 03:56 PM
Prolly made enough on that locate to have your boots polished. :)

Made enough to buy some new ones!

jvanvliet
10-20-2011, 05:26 PM
ZZZZZZAP... :laugh: Nothing like a good lightning strike to crank up the revenues.

Mike Leary
10-20-2011, 05:54 PM
Nobody explained: do clients have insurance for that stuff, like hurricanes, etc. ?

Waterit
10-20-2011, 06:01 PM
Nobody explained: do clients have insurance for that stuff, like hurricanes, etc. ?

Yes, they do. Homeowners covers most of it, with a separate rider, surcharge, and deductible for hurricane damage (mine does, anyway).

Need more detail, old-timing-man?

Mike Leary
10-20-2011, 06:15 PM
Need more detail, old-timing-man?

That's right, go for the throat when we're old and in the way. :cry:

jvanvliet
10-20-2011, 06:41 PM
That's right, go for the throat when we're old and in the way. :cry:

Do you mean in "that" way?

Mike Leary
10-20-2011, 07:10 PM
Do you mean in "that" way?

Nope, I would not have a clue how to post a double entendre. :hammerhead: