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« Reply #165 on: January 30, 2014, 04:19:37 pm »

If it was an act of God, why donít they just send God the bill  Huh
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« Reply #166 on: January 30, 2014, 04:34:35 pm »

If it was an act of God, why donít they just send God the bill  Huh

sounds more like the act (inaction) of bureaucrats
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« Reply #167 on: January 30, 2014, 04:34:39 pm »

epic fail. again.
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« Reply #168 on: January 30, 2014, 05:16:49 pm »

I wonder if they thought to put re-bar in the concrete surface....

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« Reply #169 on: January 31, 2014, 09:22:09 am »

Based on what a supplier told me they poured the concrete several inches thicker than spec on the approaches.
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« Reply #170 on: January 31, 2014, 01:20:02 pm »

Based on what a supplier told me they poured the concrete several inches thicker than spec on the approaches.

ŅTo compensate for the absence of rebar?  Smiley
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« Reply #171 on: February 03, 2014, 11:02:05 am »

If it was an act of God, why donít they just send God the bill  Huh

Why didn't the contractor advise about adding the surge protectors?
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« Reply #172 on: February 03, 2014, 11:54:12 am »

Why didn't the contractor advise about adding the surge protectors?

Knowing what I do about contracting with the city, they probably did and it was either ignored or not approved by someone who thought it to be non-essential. 

It may well have even been over-looked in the engineering phase and no one further down the construction food chain gave it a thought.  That may be the most likely reason.
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« Reply #173 on: February 03, 2014, 01:25:38 pm »

Knowing what I do about contracting with the city, they probably did and it was either ignored or not approved by someone who thought it to be non-essential. 

It may well have even been over-looked in the engineering phase and no one further down the construction food chain gave it a thought.  That may be the most likely reason.

Must be a common thing for municipalities; my brother is an electrical designer that has to deal with many of them in Tulsa county and he absolutely detests it.  Usually not building things to proper electrical code as he has in the BPs, etc.  All to cut costs from the people who have put in the lowest bid.
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« Reply #174 on: February 03, 2014, 01:30:12 pm »

Hey, the failed lights on the bridge can be part of the failed lighting tour.  The County has the Expo building, the City our new bridge.  Its like a competition!
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« Reply #175 on: February 03, 2014, 01:31:03 pm »

There is the chance that it wasn't a surge at all. Since it is difficult to confirm or deny, some contractors use that ruse to enable insurance companies to replace homeowners air conditioning systems. The one time that I did see a surge at a lake home, it actually blew up an old tube type television. Of course I'm in that skeptical frame of mind right now....
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« Reply #176 on: February 15, 2014, 08:34:45 am »

I wonder if they will put a surge protector on the Bartlett Square fountain.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/downtown/work-on-bartlett-square-fountain-downtown-ahead-of-schedule/article_ae24c10b-3ddc-508d-b403-a619db9b5523.html
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« Reply #177 on: February 15, 2014, 10:54:40 am »

There is the chance that it wasn't a surge at all.

There's also a strong chance a surge protector wouldn't have helped in the least. I can't count how many times I've seen nearby lightning take out network ports, serial ports, or anything else with 30 or 40 feet or more of cable on the end of it. Even a strike just somewhat nearby can induce quite a bit of voltage on long runs of wire. The only way to prevent that particular form of surge damage is a lightning protection ring.
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« Reply #178 on: February 15, 2014, 01:57:48 pm »

The only way to prevent that particular form of surge damage is a lightning protection ring.

You gonna be digging thru a lot of boxes of cereal for that one  Grin
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« Reply #179 on: December 17, 2015, 12:47:12 pm »

So what ever came of the light issue on the bridge?  Lift rug and sweep?
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