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Ellensburg Supercharger

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by PhilBa, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. PhilBa

    PhilBa Active Member

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    1620 Canyon Road, Elllensburg.

    Looks like it's at the Holiday Inn, next to Spurs Sports Bar.

    And yes, there is a Starbucks nearby.
     
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    #2 Puyallup Bill, Nov 12, 2013
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    Thanks. Good work, Phil.
    Know the area well. Would prefer it was closer to my favorite Burger Joint - The Tav on 4th Ave, but Ill survive.:biggrin:

    By chance, is it our favorite ADK?
    Edit: Never mind - it is posted in the NW Supercharger thread - it is ADK.
     
  3. PhilBa

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    Yeah, lyon beat me by 5 minutes. I looked in that thread, didn't see it and in the time it took for me to post it, he posted his.
     
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    Bar 14 Ranch House has been serving food for a long time. I have eaten there once or twice; better than fast food. It is the nearest building to the freeway and looks to be just a short walk from the new Supercharger station.
     
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    This is both good news and bad. It looks like the city fathers are going to use this event as an excuse to remove the Roadster HPC from the 3rd and Main location. Perhaps the increased demand caused by the addition of the MS adapter raised their power bill too much. Roadster trips between Spokane and Seattle are going to be a lot more difficult without that HPC. http://ci.ellensburg.wa.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1321
     
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    Thanks for the post, Phil.

    On my next trip to Yakima I'll try and check on progress and snap some pics.
     
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    Lol, as long as the credit goes to a Phil, I'm happy with that.
     
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    So, it's the phils that hear the little birds...

    Anyone taken a look at this site in person? If there are locate marks that means they are cranking away. The head of SCs at Tesla was heard to say that Eburg would be in by the end of the year and given the holidays coming up, they need to be going now to make that date. Not that I'm planning a trip based on availability, though.
     
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    Well, I thought about running over for a look-see, but I find I have plans for tomorrow and the weekend. Besides, I hate that trip in the rain.

    Unless some one else reports, I'll plan on Monday.
     
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    If you can manage to find some time over the weekend, I might be up for meeting you nearby for lunch.
     
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    I would like that, but it just isn't in the cards this weekend. Perhaps another time.
     
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    I will the through there on a trip on Friday (Nov 22) and probably again on Nov 30. I definitely plan to stop and have a look.

    Just letting folks know so an extra trip is not taken in the sketchy weather to come. :wink:
     
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    Certainly not trying to beat you to a report, but we have been planning to make the trip when the weather broke. Beautiful sunshine and dry roads made for a great ride and, as always, a great burger and brew at The Tav.

    Alas, couldn't find any indication of pending construction at the Holiday Inn or the adjacent parking lots. No location marks on the tarmac - nada.

    Siting at the Roadster HPC, and the display says 50 mph rated, 230 volts @ 68 Amps. Fifty mph seems quite high for that power, and I seem to recall something a bit greater that 40, but never 50.
     
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    Success! The now familiar ADK survey marks are on the pavement at the Holiday Inn Express, Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA.

    In this photo, there are 8 spaces marked out for the connector bays. Four (left) are clear in this photo, and four are ICEd ;-) (on the right of the small divider). The supercharger racks will go on the grass to the left of the shot. The service entrance vaults are across the parking lot in the foreground. Lots of conduit runs are marked out across the back driveway to the left and behind the shot.

    Now the construction watch can begin in earnest. Based on our scouting experience in Springfield, OR, I would say construction will begin in earnest next week, or more likely right after American Thanksgiving. So inauguration by end of year seems plausible, if the snow stays away!
     
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    Thanks Vger. good news indeed.

    If they break ground after thanksgiving, I'm skeptical they will make it by the end of the year. December is a woefully unproductive month in the construction industry.
     
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    Good show, Vger. Looks like I got there one or two days too soon.
    Engineer son and grandson live in Ellensburg - maybe I can con them into some reports.
     
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    We did not make it back to Ellensburg yesterday, choosing instead to sneak in one more crossing of the North Cascades Highway while it was still open. So no update on the supercharger site from us. Anyone else?
     
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    We plan in being in Ellensburg tomorrow evening. I'll try to see if they've started breaking ground yet.
     
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    Update: We're at Ellensburg now, so I took a swing by the Holiday Inn Express. Ground hasn't been broken yet, but in addition to cones along both sides, there was an ADK truck and a Bobcat shovel parked there.
     
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    Thanks so much for the report. Equipment there is progress - I'll bet it is finished by Christmas.
     

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