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Old 08-24-2020, 11:46 AM   #1
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Making friends on a early Monday morning

Arrived at camp Sunday to find failed 30 amp breaker on service pole. Put in request with ranger and they put us on the list for first thing Monday morning.

Yeah, about that...

So, our very friendly repair crew showed up around 8:30am to assess the situation.

As they’re headed out to get parts one of them hollers- I mean, yells- WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO SHUT THIS WHOLE SECTION DOWN TO FIX YOUR BREAKER! YEAH WERE GOING AROUND AND TELL EVERYONE WE GOTTA SHUT DOWN FOR THE FIX.

For those that didn’t hear the first time, everyone was able to figure out who was the culprit since I had the truck with yellow flashing lights in my site.

Hi fellow campers happy Monday morning to you.
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Old 08-24-2020, 12:23 PM   #2
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Isolating the section is the safest way to remove/reconnect electrical wiring..


120VAC circuit...I have done change out of light switches & outlets HOT
Only touch one wire at a time!!!


But regardless.........other campers would want their bad outlet swapped so it would be same situation


Had major storm blow thru yesterday late afternoon/early evening and crew had to dump 500+ customers to fix.
Oh well.....that's how it goes.


At least your issue was being addressed in DAYTIME
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At least they told everyone.

Two years ago we were at the casino campground in Vicksburg, MS. Wife was taking a shower and all of a sudden she's yelling at me for turning off the water. Turns out there was a water main leak at the end of the row and maintenance shut of the water without telling any of us. 3 hours later we had water.
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At least they told everyone.

Two years ago we were at the casino campground in Vicksburg, MS. Wife was taking a shower and all of a sudden she's yelling at me for turning off the water. Turns out there was a water main leak at the end of the row and maintenance shut of the water without telling any of us. 3 hours later we had water.
Yeah, that was almost a weekly occurrence this winter. I learned fast to keep the fresh water tank one-third full.

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I'm all for safety, but shutting down an entire loop (or panel for that matter) to change a breaker is overkill.
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It is. I offered Sunday to do it myself. They said they would get fired if I did.
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We have volunteered at several parks and the rangers will change out a breaker on a weekend as long as it is not too late or too early...is normal work hours. Never had to wait from Sunday to Monday.

And changing out a breaker does not require shutting down a whole section....unless it is some crazy safety rule from their agency.

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But if it is some wiring issue causing the breaker to fault, the shutting off the section is the right thing.

I just get a kick out of the OP making 8:30 out to be early! that's coffee break time for me.
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I just get a kick out of the OP making 8:30 out to be early! that's coffee break time for me.
LOL I just get a kick out of people making assumptions. I'm up at 5:30am everyday.
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