Questions and Answers

Issue 23 and Volume 82.

Questions and Answers NOTE—Readers are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified Transformer Fire To the Editor: I wish you would answer the following questions through your Questions and Answers department. What would you do if you were called to extinguish a burning transformer on a telephone or electric light pole? The transformer has set fire to the pole and insulation on wires. Kindly state your actions and what you would do. Thanking you in advance, I am. Yours truly, E. K. Answer: The very first thing to do would be to communicate with the power company and have the current cut off of this particular line, or if there is a cutout in the immediate neighborhood and the department is familiar with the operation of this cutout, the section should be cut out while the…

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