Country Living
Country Living, Country Skills
Country People - A Country Living Resource and Community
Message Board
Country Topics
Trading Post
Memory Lane
Country Skills
Country Cooking

The Kitchen

Photo Gallery
Vintage Photos
Special Collections

Country Humor
Country Sounds
Coloring Book
Interactive Story

Farm Tractors
Tractor Parts
Tractor Manuals

Classic Trucks
Antique Tractors
Modern Tractors
Site Map
Links Page
Contact Us

Country Discussion Topics
To add your comments to this topic, click on one of the 'Reply' links below.

Power out??
[Return to Topics]

Lenore    Posted 07-10-2003 at 17:30:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Unlike Cindi, I knew my power was out!!
I was in mid sentence with Clod and a very loud "BOOOOMMM!!!" happened.
Sounded like a bomb exploded next door.
Next the lights were out and everything else electrical.
I do believe one of those transformers blew up.

Les    Posted 07-10-2003 at 18:22:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Transformers seldom blow up. What probably happened is that a fuse blew. They can make quite a loud bang.

Ludwig    Posted 07-11-2003 at 06:56:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had an ice storm one time a few years ago and the ice would build up around the lid of the transformer, the lid would lift and the oil inside would catch fire. As it burned the ice would melt, the lid would settle and the fire go out. This went on for HOURS. I called the electric company "Yes sir, we'll send somebody right out." sure. They replaced it the next day.

Cindi    Posted 07-10-2003 at 18:29:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have to respectfully disagree there Les, we had transformers blow all the time in Sarasota. A shower of sparks and a major boom. Usually during electrical storms.

Les    Posted 07-11-2003 at 03:55:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have been working here 15 years and haven't seen one "blow up" yet. They fail, maybe even catch fire under certain conditions, but I would guess that blowing up is rare.

Ron,Ar    Posted 07-10-2003 at 19:46:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had one blow off the pole and took half the pole with it, heck of a mess. Our power company is C&L electric. We believe that stands for "candles & lanterns"

Clod    Posted 07-10-2003 at 20:17:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are cost cutting,Maybe it was a model T coil.

Lenore    Posted 07-11-2003 at 07:33:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK... I have not gotten official word on what happened. :-)
I do know it made a very loud "BOOOOMMMMM!!!!!" and caused a vibration I could feel.
I do know the electricity went out, it stayed out while crews tried to find the cause.
It took about 1 hour and 45 mins or so to repair.

Clod    Posted 07-11-2003 at 10:27:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Crews?They only got two utility poles in that town.

Lenore SE Texas    Posted 07-11-2003 at 12:42:14       [Reply]  [No Email]

Hey!! whacha talkin bout, Clod??!
It takes a crew.
One drives, one rides shot gun;
his job is to locate the two poles.

Two lean on shovels and observe the one in the cherry picker.
It is called a "crew". ;-)

Clod    Posted 07-11-2003 at 14:27:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
More often it is the dead battery not the wires.

[Return to Topics]

[Home] [Search]

Copyright © 1999-2013
All Rights Reserved
A Country Living Resource and Community