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Old 06-20-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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Why do you have blackouts when its hot?

Blackouts occur when it's hot for a few reason. Wires heat up and catch fire thus breaking and causing a break in service. Transformers heat up and the fluid inside them can sometimes boil and the transformer will actually explode which will take out blocks and blocks and blocks. Also look at like this. It's 6pm everyone just got home from a days work and they all turn there AC's on all at the same time. The power grids can't take it, substations go on overload trying to supply enough power and sometimes fail causing a huge problem and fire. I'll try an find the fire from Yonkers NY.

Couldn't find the one from Yonkers but here's one we used in training so you get the idea. We have 4 in my district and believe me were watching them closely.

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Old 06-20-2012, 03:54 PM   #12
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Blackouts occur when it's hot for a few reason. Wires heat up and catch fire thus breaking and causing a break in service. Transformers heat up and the fluid inside them can sometimes boil and the transformer will actually explode which will take out blocks and blocks and blocks. Also look at like this. It's 6pm everyone just got home from a days work and they all turn there AC's on all at the same time. The power grids can't take it, substations go on overload trying to supply enough power and sometimes fail causing a huge problem and fire. I'll try an find the fire from Yonkers NY.

Couldn't find the one from Yonkers but here's one we used in training so you get the idea. We have 4 in my district and believe me were watching them closely.

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Old 06-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #13
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Just thought of another. Actually because I just did it. I changed the light cycle for my African tank cause it's reading 80 already. I turned the lights off and I'll turn the blue and purple lights and run them from 7-8 just so I can see them and do my normal quick look around the tank.

Then lights off. That should keep the tank cooler.

Also I picked up battery operated air pumps, pretty cool, I didn't know they had these. I grabbed 2 my buddy sold them for 10 bucks each. Figure they would help if need be. I know I'm over and beyond but I like being prepared.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:17 PM   #14
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Wow convict. If like to see your personal disaster plan. Impressive!
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:58 PM   #15
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Well, it was 91 degrees here today and still is... My apartment has to be 100... My little desk fan has the tank at 80... Best 10 dollar investment!
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Just keep the ac on and during PWC's, add cooler water.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:48 PM   #17
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I live in Florida. The North Easts ''Heat Wave'' is Tuesday down here
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I live in Florida. The North Easts ''Heat Wave'' is Tuesday down here
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