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Electrician Needed in New Orleans.....
Or did one of you DIY guys wire up that football stadium before the Superbowl, and use 14-2 romex for some 1000A mains?????
Good grief, the game was delayed 35 minutes because of a power outage to half the stadium. It's kind of funny, they spend billions of dollars (or more) for that game, and thye cant provide adaquate power.
The problem was not in the stadium itself, but they said it was one of the feeders that powers the stadium. That tells me that there are actually two (or more) feeders, because half the lights stayed on. They never said the exact cause, but my guess would be a blown transformer. Interestingly enough, it occurred right after the halftime, during which there was a huge amount of stage lighting and special effects. My guess would be that was just too much power to furnish. I also wonder what other parts of the city went out. When you think about it, every business, hotel, bar, reataurant, etc. in town was probably running at maximum power.
I have to ask just how much power actually goes to that stadium. It's got to be thousands of amps, and is likely 3 phase. I wouldn't want to have to pay the electric bill!!!
But things like that are never on the news, so no one will ever know. With any luck they will at least disclose the actual fault that caused the outage. Now if it was Janet Jacksons boob that popped out of her dress, we'd know every detail right down the number of freckles on her boob. I'd like to hear more about the cause of the outage, it's interesting to know stuff like that.
If anything, I'm sure the 49ers fans will all blame the power outage for the teams loss. That's what we will likely hear for the next 2 months....
I have to mention that while CBS did a decent job of broadcasting the game, they sure flopped during that outage. I swear those guys just kept repeating the same stuff over and over, and talked over each other far too much. I would have rather seen some more commercials, since SB commercials are the only good ones all year..... This year most were not as good as in the past, but that's just my opinion....
I hope they do a followup on the power outage in the news!
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On 2/4/2013 3:51 AM, snipped-for-privacy@home.com wrote:

The halftime show was feed by generators.
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On Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:50:34 -0500, Congoleum Breckenridge

On the drive-time news tonight they were saying that they had deep reservations about the grid holding for the SuperBowl. Evidently it's still not ready for prime time, down there.
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On 2/5/13 7:12 PM, snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote:

I wonder how bad it was for the players' vision with some of the lights off. Did it matter for the actual game or was the delay due to tv?
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On Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:38:37 -0600, Dean Hoffman

From what it looked like on tv, it looked bright enough to play the game, but the scoreboard was out and I have a feeling the tv cameras may have had problems, not to mention all the other stuff that may have not been working that we dont even know about. It's not just playing football these days. There is probably all kinds of computerized stuff and who knows what else...
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The 49’s had no power for a lot of their game related equipment, such as the still shot printer that they use to analyze game time action. It wouldn't have been fair if one team had been able to use their full compliment of equipment and one team couldn't.
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On Wed, 6 Feb 2013 12:21:22 +0000 (UTC), DerbyDad03

I used to work for a company that made the sidelines communications equipment used by all of the major colleges. We'd get the skinny on all the sideline oops's. One of our trunks "failed" (someone kicked the plug out and the batteries eventually failed - alarms ignored) during a big game. The announcement was made on national TV that our box failed and that the units for both sides would be shut down until both were functioning. They played a quarter without the headsets.
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On Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:38:37 -0600, Dean Hoffman

Only half the lights went out. They probably could have played but the shadows were pretty bad (light was only from one side). It would have changed the game, which is the whole point of a domed stadium.
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On Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:50:34 -0500, Congoleum Breckenridge

Yea, I found that out since I posted this. They even said on tv that a lot of people were blaming the halftime, and said about the generators. But they also said that the stadium renovations had added more to the electrical system and the mains were not upgraded.
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Someone in N.O. has a generator? What a thought!
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The halftime show was feed by generators.
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On Feb 6, 6:07am, "Stormin Mormon"

My thoughts that someone with the Saints organization turned off a switch to piss off the Commish for the bounty gate decisions.
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Who can tell? Hell hath no fury, as a sports fan scorned.
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My thoughts that someone with the Saints organization turned off a switch to piss off the Commish for the bounty gate decisions.
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Lots of someone's in NOLA have gen sets. Say he who had lights, HVAC, ice and cold beer before, during and for the weeks following Katrina and all the other hurricanes for the past 50+ years.
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You da man!
Wish more Americans were planning ahead, and prepared.
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Lots of someone's in NOLA have gen sets. Say he who had lights, HVAC, ice and cold beer before, during and for the weeks following Katrina and all the other hurricanes for the past 50+ years.
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The cold beer is what matters. In fact that is all that matters!
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Must be rough, to have such a small life?
Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org .

The cold beer is what matters. In fact that is all that matters!
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On Thu, 7 Feb 2013 07:51:56 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
What, you like warm beer? harry, is that you?
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Hot showers, clean water, cooked food, ice and beer.
I don't drink but I have to take care of those I love.
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wrote:

I recall Florida being butt deep in gen sets following a hurricane (that was an election years). NOLA following Katrina it was hard finding clean water much less ice or gen sets.
As to water someone shipped in 80,000 gal and FEMA set the trucks back.
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More than a few people sent aid to NOLA, and FEMA sent most of it packing back home. Rochester, NY fire department was going to send a couple boats, and crews. FEMA called to tell them not to come. I heard tell also of massive "staging areas" with ice melting, and all kinds of crews being told to stand around and do nothing.
It could be said that FEMA made things worse.
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NOLA following Katrina it was hard finding clean water much less ice or gen sets.
As to water someone shipped in 80,000 gal and FEMA set the trucks back.
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