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 Post subject: Re: Huber Breaker destined for scrap heap?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:51 pm 
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Yep, I think so too...

Power plant and stack last?

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 Post subject: Re: Huber Breaker destined for scrap heap?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:55 pm 
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thats my guess. least money in scrap in there......

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 Post subject: Re: Huber Breaker destined for scrap heap?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:39 pm 
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the main conveyor is down.......

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 Post subject: Re: Huber Breaker destined for scrap heap?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:45 pm 
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Here are some recent photos from the past few days which I found on the Huber Breaker Preservation Society Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Huber-Br ... 1827666744). I hope no one minds me reposting them. Some of the older one are already here, it might be good to cross post them here for people who do not go on Facebook.

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 Post subject: Re: Huber Breaker destined for scrap heap?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:55 pm 
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Makes me want to cry looking at these pictures. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Huber Breaker destined for scrap heap?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:06 pm 
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Supposedly the retail pockets are cut and cables are slung to them ready to pull it over, I'd like to see that. Sad to see it go, but it was going to happen sooner than later. Glad we got to see it and document the last standing northern field breaker.

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We had a great day at the breaker today. My volunteer crew came in and we pulled out three pieces that will go to good homes. We retrieved two locomotive style Westinghouse air pumps from the power house. They will be shipped out to Colorado. We also got a piston valve out of the long-gone second Imperial Type 10 air compressor. Apparently its flywheel flew apart, broke through the wall or window, and rendered the engine scrap while the plant was still running. The piston valve was saved and languished on a pallet on the floor for years. It is now on its way to Idaho where it will be used to train technicians repairing similar steam powered air compressors still in use in refineries. It was great to save these pieces of history today.


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http://youtu.be/wO62Np5t8I8

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Retail Pockets going down.

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 Post subject: Re: Huber Breaker destined for scrap heap?
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What a shame.

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 Post subject: Re: Huber Breaker destined for scrap heap?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:00 pm 
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the last time the breaker was the only thing standing on the site was when they were building it and taking down the Maxwell #20 that was built directly over the shaft.


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photo from the Huber breaker preservation society.

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Here is a video of them knocking down the conveyor belt. Such a shame.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO62Np5t8I8


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:36 pm 
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Wow. This was just on the news.......

http://wnep.com/2014/02/05/the-huber-breaker/


Just about brings a tear to the ol eye ball


Reminds me of the one he did on Harry E back in 95.

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 Post subject: Re: Huber Breaker destined for scrap heap?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:34 am 
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This is copied from the Huber Breaker Preservation Society's FB page:



URGENT UPDATE--PLEASE READ!!!
Paselo may be trying to drop the breaker NEXT WEEK!!
We have just received an email from a friend who went down to the breaker last night and came upon this sight.

"... the workers were standing on the tracks and I heard the whole right backside of the breaker (portion that is roofed but sits lower than the main section of the breaker) hissing, the steel was popping, singing, etc. Sure enough, the building began to collapse and they thought it was going to fall, well it was built so well that it pancaked vertically a floor and stayed upright! They brought in a Caterpillar (suicide mission) to point blank start pushing it. It didn't budge and they stopped when it got dark and left, no caution tape, etc. Insane man. A guy that was there told me they were cutting the beams from WITHIN THE BUILDING and that it was an epic escape for the workers before it shifted."

This means that Paselo is likely going to try to drop the breaker this week! It also means that the breaker's integrity can no longer be trusted--PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BREAKER AT THIS STAGE! The collapse of the flooring and loose concrete could prove catastrophic!

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