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Has anyone tryed to build a portable Sub station for the display??

if so show some pictures.

thanks

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Has anyone tryed to build a portable Sub station for the display??

Sub STATION or Sub PANEL ? There is a big difference. There have been lots of posts regarding portable sub PANELS in the past

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Substation and a subpanel kind both i like to see if possable i am working at putting a station or panel in that proptable.

i put in a substation underground at 35,000 feet just letting u know all

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i put in a substation underground at 35,000 feet just letting u know all

Wow, I thought the deepest mines in the US were the Homestake in SD at less than 10,000 feet deep. That's awesome that you have gone nearly 7 miles deep!

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Heck thats what i worked on the deepest i went is 5500 plus 1,000 with ramps

but yes the homestacke is the deepest gold mine in the US

Wow, I thought the deepest mines in the US were the Homestake in SD at less than 10,000 feet deep. That's awesome that you have gone nearly 7 miles deep!

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Wow. Do you have to put any kind of supplemental air conditioning in as you go deeper for the heat? I worked underground for several years with the Air Force but nothing that deep!

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There is no way he is working 35,000 feet underground. The deepest mine in the world is 12,000 feet deep in South Africa and the deepest man has drilled is in Russia at just over 40,000 feet. Before that hole it was a Natural Gas well in Oklahoma that hit 32,000 feet but was stopped when it hit molten sulfur. So no there are no humans at 35,000 feet underground. Now the OP may have meant 35,000 feet horizontal.

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