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NorthEasterner
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What's this?

So I was on my way to work when we had stopped at a bus interchange and there's a few office spaces in the area, one next to the bus stops.  Outside the building was a exhaust looking thing.  Does anyone know what it is?
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cyrilclark1
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Re: What's this?

Hello NorthEasterner,
I think you are looking at the exhaust system of a power generator for use during electrical power cuts.
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Re: What's this?

+1  Smiley
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Re: What's this?

YUP its a big UPS  Cool
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Yup Smiley
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I've donated a lot of blood over the years but they never used anything like that on me Shocked
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Re: What's this?

Nah! It's a foghorn to ward off passing tankers!
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Re: What's this?

Thanks for your answers, I'm guessing it was some exhaust for a generator.
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Re: What's this?

An outside standby generator. I wonder if it is fitted with an oil heater? If not it might be a bit difficult to start in icy weather.
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