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Old 08-03-2020, 01:08 PM   #29
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My water heater is 110 volts. When I turn it on it gets the water hot enough to suit me. But not my wife. So for her I fire up the hot water heater (propane) to get it hot enough to kill lobsters. Or whatever it is my wife does in the bathroom.
Well. as long as we are obsessing over calling things by their technically correct terminology:

110 volts? Nope. 115 volts? Not.

It's a 120 volt system.

And if you think you have a 220 volt system in your S&B, not so. It's 240.

You may get out your VOM and measure something different than that, depending on system load, time of day, what the system operator is doing with capacitor banks etc, and distance from the substation, but ... the system is 120 and 240.
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I'm pitying the poor guy who just started a thread on here about his "rear tail lights"...
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Old 08-03-2020, 01:14 PM   #31
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Why are trailers called a coach......
...and why is the guy who runs a baseball team called a manager, when his counterpart in every other major sport is called a coach...
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This sounds like a discussion on Burns & Allen..
Say Gnite Gracie!!! ROFL
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That and you don't gas up a diesel.
I never would but I would fuel up my gasser.
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Don't tell my wife! She also calls the front glass in a vehicle a window shield. Get "if looks could kill" whenever I ask where the window is it's shielding.
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So to further elaborate on this:


If it was a hot water heater, then that would imply that cold water would not be heated.


If it was a cold water heater, then that would imply that once it reached temperature, it would not maintain the temperature.


Being properly called a water heater, it ignores the input waters temperature and heats it regardless.


We all know that water heaters have a maximum threshold. There is also an implied minimum threshold, also given in the name, as it is not intended to heat a solid (aka: ice).


(Man, this is a lot more fun to discuss than other topics on the interwebs !)
When I tell my son what I learned today he's going to come over, take all my beer out of the fridge and put it back into the cellar.
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Can I go off on a tangent , and get into " duct tape " not being legal to use on " furnace ducts" you have to use " foil tape".

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When I tell my son what I learned today he's going to come over, take all my beer out of the fridge and put it back into the cellar.
Lynn
As long as he doesn't drink any or lock the cellar , we're all fine with that.

Should we be getting this thread , moved to " RV humor and stories "?
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Well. as long as we are obsessing over calling things by their technically correct terminology:

110 volts? Nope. 115 volts? Not.

It's a 120 volt system.

And if you think you have a 220 volt system in your S&B, not so. It's 240.

You may get out your VOM and measure something different than that, depending on system load, time of day, what the system operator is doing with capacitor banks etc, and distance from the substation, but ... the system is 120 and 240.

What the heck are you talking about? There are no "capacitor banks" in an AC distribution system.
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What the heck are you talking about? There are no "capacitor banks" in an AC distribution system.
Yes, actually there are. I worked most of my career in power plant operations and I could take you and show you a few. From a technical website:

"In electric power distribution, capacitor banks are used for power-factor correction. These banks are needed to counteract inductive loading from devices like electric motors and transmission lines, thus making the load appear to be mostly resistive. In essence, power-factor correction capacitors increase the current-carrying capacity of the system. By adding capacitive banks, you can add additional load to a system without altering the apparent power. Banks can also be used in a direct-current (DC) power supply to increase the ripple-current capacity of the power supply or to increase the overall amount of stored energy."
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This is a heater which creates hot water, right?

We all must be really bored to be having this conversation.
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Yes, actually there are. I worked most of my career in power plant operations and I could take you and show you a few. From a technical website:

"In electric power distribution, capacitor banks are used for power-factor correction. These banks are needed to counteract inductive loading from devices like electric motors and transmission lines, thus making the load appear to be mostly resistive. In essence, power-factor correction capacitors increase the current-carrying capacity of the system. By adding capacitive banks, you can add additional load to a system without altering the apparent power. Banks can also be used in a direct-current (DC) power supply to increase the ripple-current capacity of the power supply or to increase the overall amount of stored energy."

YEP^^^^^^
As a 25 yr Control Operator for Major So CAL Utility Company we had Several Capacitor Banks

One dedicated to the 66KV System that fed Local Electric Arc Plant
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