Explosion at Bor Fai?

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Explosion at Bor Fai?

Post by Big Boy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:59 am

I'm reading unconfirmed reports on social media of a large explosion at Bor Fai, followed by major power out. Does anybody know any more please?
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Re: Explosion at Bor Fai?

Post by VincentD » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:38 pm

BB, Those power transformers have a bad habit of announcing their demise with a loud sound. This would also probably explain the following power outage. Used to be quite common in Bangkok, especially during the changeover from dry weather to rainy.
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Re: Explosion at Bor Fai?

Post by Big Boy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:43 pm

So no emergency services anywhere - just an over-exaggeration on social media then. Sorry guys.
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Re: Explosion at Bor Fai?

Post by PeteC » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:47 pm

^^ Yes, I would agree with Vincent. Those who haven't heard/experienced an exploding transformer before tend to think it's something serious, like a bomb. Where I am we have them at least every two months, followed by an electric outage but if lucky, there is a second transformer/routing that takes over and returns power almost immediately. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Explosion at Bor Fai?

Post by buksida » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:50 pm

prcscct wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:47 pm
Where I am we have them at least every two months, followed by an electric outage
Lucky you, it happens 2-3 times per week where we are. :cuss:
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Re: Explosion at Bor Fai?

Post by Takiap » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:57 am

Yes Big Boy, it was a transformer box about 200 meters up the road from my home. It's the first time I've heard this one going boom, but one which is a bit closer to our place usually bangs about once a month or so, apparently because of ants nesting in it. Usually, the power comes back on almost immediately but yesterday it took a while longer, and when it did come back on there were fireworks at the end of our road which lasted for about two or three minutes before it died in a big cloud of black smoke.

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