Coiling cable

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jbailey52, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    The last i remember were of a road trip you took. Beautiful pics btw.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    After he bagged that moose, he went and got a vanity plate

  3. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Squirrel isn't bad if it's cooked right. Best rodent I've ever ate. Do not try to dodge one when riding a bike though, could be very hazardous to your health.
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    When we replaced that ICC a few weeks ago we installed a lightening rod.
  5. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
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    To be honest, I don't think it's going to make any difference at all. every lightning strike I've dealt with, the damage has come from the field side, not the primary power side. The controller/transformer actually protects the house wiring from the strike, that's why you'll see them launched across the room with smoke on the outside of the plug instead of a melted plug and all kinds of electrical damage in the house. If the strike were on the primary side, you'd either see blown power company transformers, serious breaker box damage or a burned down house.
  6. cppendergrast

    cppendergrast LawnSite Member
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    did you mean "A ground rod?" Two different items.

    BTW - yes, turns in a wire slows a surge thru friciton. On multi-conductor cables, that is where the surge will short one conductor to another.
  7. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'm looking at a variac right now I can simulate a strike but I already know the outcome.... Fire
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    A big enough variac plus a shorted solenoid equals quality entertainment. :p
  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I got a staco hear that should do the trick....
  10. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
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    please make sure you get your experiments on video for all of us to see... :clapping:

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