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William K.
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Re: Move one thing, everything moves
William K.   11/1/2013 9:43:35 PM
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This is a great example of the unintended consequrences of proceding without knowing. And not even knowing that they are not knowing.

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Critic   11/1/2013 4:09:38 PM
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It took me a minute, but I finally figured out that these were power-factor correction capacitors.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Move one thing, everything moves
Rob Spiegel   10/29/2013 3:12:34 PM
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Good point on the light bulbs, TJ. They were probably replacing them right and left without having any idea it was because of the surges.

TJ McDermott
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Re: Move one thing, everything moves
TJ McDermott   10/25/2013 5:29:44 PM
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Full consequences is right, Rob.  What other equipment was taking a hit from the daily spike?  I wonder if they replaced lightbulbs much more frequently than normal.

Rob Spiegel
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Move one thing, everything moves
Rob Spiegel   10/24/2013 11:03:54 AM
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This is a perfect example of the effect of changing one thing and having that change reverberate through the whole system. Whoever set up the capacitor bank had no idea of the full consequences.



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