huge power outage caused by small
mylar foil balloon affected 300,000 in Germany on Monday, kek
Fuck Electricity (in minecraft):
* The vulnerable points on a transformer are ceramic bushings, the oil conservator tanks and the iron core, wrapped in miles of spaghetti-like copper wire.
- Ceramic bushings are insulators. They are also pressurized. Shooting them will cause an explosion with shrapnel.
- Perforation of a oil conservator tank or shooting out the fans will cause a transformer to immediately overheat.
- Shoot the iron core. It's in the center of the transformer. So light it up. Break all that copper wire spooled around and throughout the core.
* The best timeframe to hit the grid is the summer when the grid is at its absolute strain in at least 80°F+
* The best time to hit the grid is at night between 11pm to 2am. The cops will be tired and there will be a shift change around 3 - 4am. You want tired hungry cops. Not freshly awake cops who just ate.
* Mylar foil balloons cause power shortages. You can use these to your advantage.
Here are some videos:
- Mylar Balloon vs. Power Line
- Mylar Balloons Illinois Outage
- Mylar Balloon Safety
- Metallic Balloon Shorts Line
- Girl Blackouts An Entire Street
- Ceramic Bushing Insulators
- Shooting Porcelain Insulators
- Exploding Ceramic Arrestor
- Oil Conservator Tank Install
- Silica Gel Breathers And Oil Tank
- Oil Tank Purpose
- Iron Core Variants Of Transformers
- Core Winding
- Core Materials
Why Metcalf Failed:
* They did not build several spark gap transmitters to jam the radios the crew at the substation used to communicate.
* They did not kill the on-site crewmen. You want Blackout? Kill the people paid to stop one when you go to shoot the place up.
* They did not suppress their rifles to confused concerned people in the area as to the direction of the gunshots.
* They did not bring a jammer that would jam radio and cell service because the crewmen could have still called 911.
* They did not lure Police/Fire/EMS somewhere else with a hoax bomb threat on a airport or hospital.
* They fired indiscriminately from a vantage point with AK-47s.
* They did not release a bunch of mylar balloons to short circuit everything and then take shots at key parts of every transformer.
* They did not bring down a cell tower by cutting the big ass fiber optic cable connected to it with a wood handled fire axe.
Metcalf was done horribly fucking wrong. They should have cut cell towers as well as that area's underground phone lines.
They should have jammed broadband radio.
They should have aimed at the bushings/insulators, the tanks, the breathers, the center mass of the transformer.
PG&E was able to radio out so power was redirected.
People were able to call 911 so police interrupted the attack.
Crewmen were not killed so they were able to call for help.
The only good thing they did was using flashlights for subvocal communication and cutting the underground landline phone lines before the attack.
Biggest fuckup of Metcalf:
* Using AK-47s. They should have used bolt action scoped rifles.
* Not using brass catchers. They left over a hundred casings.
* Not killing personnel.
* Not jamming broadband radio or GSM/CDMA.
* Not making a hoax bomb threat on a airport to redirect 70% of the police miles away.
And now, a diagram of a transformer:
And lastly, the vulnerable points on a transformer are:
* The Oil Conservator Tank
* Ceramic Bushings
* Core Winding
* Silica Gel Breathers
You shoot these with a scoped rifle at 2 story level elevation with cover from bushing shrapnel. Do not fire indiscriminately from a spider hole and leave 100+ shells on the ground.
I know retarded people will read this so let me explain to you:
* Cut the fucking cable to a cell tower, no E911
* Shoot breathers, overheating
* Shoot oil tank, overheating and not cooling
* Shoot bushings, no way to connect as the circuit is stopped.
* Shoot iron core, winding is being ripped by bullets, not connecting.
* Shoot personnel, they can't radio for help.
* Bring spark gap transmitters, they jam broadband radio.
Spark Gap Transmitters:
* Lattice Steel Transmission Towers, aka, Pylons.
* A pylon, or transmission tower, is like the WiFi repeater of power. It carries power from the distribution substations to your neighborhoods' power poles and from there to the stepdown transformer on said pole and then into your house. Without pylons and stepdown transformers on power poles, you would not have a grid. They sustain the overhead power lines.
* Pylons are made of steel. Steel can be cut like butter with the right shit.
* A two-handed reciprocating saw can be used to cut down a steel transmission tower.
* The best blade to cut steel is a carbide-steel, bi-metallic blade, aka "Sawzall" type blades.
Links To Videos And Wikis On Pylons/Lattice Steel Transmission Towers:
- Pylon Explodes Into Fireball
- Building A Pylon
- Power Line Blast
- Pylon Falls On Car
Links And Videos On Reciprocating Saws And Blades:
- Best Saws, Ranked
- Best Cordless Reciprocating Saws Of 2020
- Sawzall Blade Cutting Metal
* If you cut down a pylon, you will remove a pylon from a long line of pylons from the substations to the cities. There will be some consequences of this. You will not end every light in existence, nor will you bring down a whole part of your state. One thing is for certain: It will take weeks to repair and your city will be blacked out for a while. They will have to go make a new pylon, turn off the local grid, go install the pylon with cranes and bolt it to the ground, connect it to the others with cables and turn that area's part of the grid back on. Not to mention, millions of dollars in damages.
* "Sawzall" blades are those bimetallic carbon-steel blades that you can saw through steel with.
* Diablo™ bimetallic blades are the best for cutting the type of steel found on pylons.