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2013-11-02 08:48:59 PM  
Or a pikachu on a powerline! O_O

I've never anything like that before in my life! :O
 
2013-11-02 08:56:11 PM  
Some electrical farker wanna explain what that was?
 
2013-11-02 10:59:07 PM  

timujin: Some electrical farker wanna explain what that was?


i3.kym-cdn.com


/I have a G.E.D. in EE
 
2013-11-02 11:10:13 PM  
I... I... I don't know what to say but that was boring for the majority of it followed by a few seconds of HOLY FARKING CRAP!
 
2013-11-02 11:29:49 PM  

timujin: Some electrical farker wanna explain what that was?


Looked very similar to what happened to our power lines after they tried to restore them after Hurricane Irene.  But that was a lot faster - just BOOM BOOM BOOM as the electricity raced from one pole to the other and blew out the insulators.  Maybe that was a fire on the cable insulation?
 
2013-11-03 12:09:00 AM  

bluorangefyre: I... I... I don't know what to say but that was boring for the majority of it followed by a few seconds of HOLY FARKING CRAP!


It was like the big reveal of the killer monster in a horror movie! :O
 
2013-11-03 01:10:22 AM  

bluorangefyre: I... I... I don't know what to say but that was boring for the majority of it followed by a few seconds of HOLY FARKING CRAP!


Welcome to any combat MOS ever.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-11-03 03:14:09 AM  
I've worked in electrical engineering for over 20 years and enjoy forensic engineering (studying how electrical devices fail and cause accidents).

I have no explanation for what I saw in that video.  Clearly an electrical short but the rolling fireball really stumps me.   Usually when a short occurs, the entire conductor becomes very hot, very quickly and the insulation melts and drops off leaving a red hot wire which melts, if the transformer doesn't explode or a fuse doesn't break first.
 
2013-11-03 05:58:26 AM  
I was going to complain obnoxiously about the vertical video and the dubstep in the background. What I did not know at the time was that the noise was actually coming from the aftershock of an Elder God awakening.

Seriously what the fark was that.
 
2013-11-03 06:06:51 AM  

NFA: I've worked in electrical engineering for over 20 years and enjoy forensic engineering (studying how electrical devices fail and cause accidents).

I have no explanation for what I saw in that video.  Clearly an electrical short but the rolling fireball really stumps me.   Usually when a short occurs, the entire conductor becomes very hot, very quickly and the insulation melts and drops off leaving a red hot wire which melts, if the transformer doesn't explode or a fuse doesn't break first.


Maybe the energized line wasn't far enough away from the lower lines, and when the transformer failed it started an arc that carried down the line? I've seen that sh*t in a science museum, and I've seen huge arcs when High Voltage disconnects are open. It seems possible that the right combination of failures & conditions could replicate a jacob's ladder on power lines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJEkpXwkv7M

\I'm a Mech-E not an EE but I work at a power plant.
 
2013-11-03 06:15:14 AM  
It looks like it was arcing between at least two different lines, and it looks like that guy lives next to a 3-phase power converter

I'm guessing that:

i) Fire started at one end of the line due to a branch coming into contact with the lines.

ii) Electricity started flowing through the fire, as fire is a plasma and so conducts electricity.

iii) Fire suddenly gets hot enough to start vapourising any insulation layer on the wire, and so it starts eating it's way along towards the source of the electricity (the 3phase converter box).

iv) When it reaches the box it goes kablooey.

Also, the guy is wrong, that is totally cool.
 
2013-11-03 07:52:42 AM  
Did he get a shock?
 
2013-11-03 08:41:57 AM  

NFA: I've worked in electrical engineering for over 20 years and enjoy forensic engineering (studying how electrical devices fail and cause accidents).

I have no explanation for what I saw in that video.  Clearly an electrical short but the rolling fireball really stumps me.   Usually when a short occurs, the entire conductor becomes very hot, very quickly and the insulation melts and drops off leaving a red hot wire which melts, if the transformer doesn't explode or a fuse doesn't break first.


Coronal Mass Ejection.
 
2013-11-03 10:10:52 AM  
Having seen a few pixels in my day I'm going with fake.
 
2013-11-03 10:37:37 AM  
Dumb question, but shouldn't the power company be able to detect the short and automatically kill the juice?
 
2013-11-03 10:59:31 AM  
I think Improv everywhere just got a new idea
 
2013-11-03 11:06:41 AM  
Your clothes... give them to me, now.
 
2013-11-03 12:27:30 PM  
"Oh my god that was not cool"

That's where you're wrong.
 
2013-11-03 03:14:36 PM  
Electrician for 30+ years, never seen anything like that. Dad was a distribution power lineman also.
 
2013-11-03 03:49:48 PM  

ko_kyi: Dumb question, but shouldn't the power company be able to detect the short and automatically kill the juice?


Nupe... would take too much time to do something so useful!
After the derecho hit, and we were without power for over 10 days.. 10 wonderfully hot, hellish days. They finally restored power and the guidewire was shorted into the main power -  at least that is what I was told (which I am wondering MIGHT be the case in this video, then shorting out into a main, melting rubber into a hardened substance that can actually carry a current and poof, a nice fire n light show).
In the guidewire case here, the power had only been on maybe half an hour and I had switched items over from generator to normal AC, then went out to pull the generator back and make sure it didn't wind up stolen (you can tell if someone steals it when it is running... but not when it is off/quiet).
I see a fire truck up the street a few houses, and they have the road blocked next to my house on the other side... a few firemen are out in the road looking up over my walkway with lights.  I start to go down and ask wth is going on and they walk off.
I am NOT walking under power lines with something wrong bad enough that they need to block off streets a good 12 feet away from the lines, so I go in and call; they explained the short and that it was actually catching my damned tree on fire! AND that they had to stay there because the idiots would not come back and fix the short that was causing the fire(s)!!  (wound up with quite a few trees around our neighborhood that had limbs burnt out of them; could see the blackened ends, so didn't just get blown out)

Below is just what was burnt/fell out of tree from lines touching plus a few that were smoldering and the fire dept cut/tore out to make sure nothing happened after it was fixed and they left.

i40.tinypic.com

/end of CSB
 
2013-11-03 08:45:15 PM  
Looks like a horizontal Jacob's Ladder to me. And I don't have a hard time believing that's what it is assuming those are some seriously high-voltage lines.
 
2013-11-03 11:08:03 PM  
Was driving down a nearby highway at same time this happened. Couldn't see the fireball itself, obviously, but it lit up the sky with some absolutely wicked colours that stretched out over three or four minutes.
 
2013-11-04 07:57:44 AM  
ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2013-11-04 09:08:45 AM  
Hey buddy, did you just see a real BRIITE LITEE?
 
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