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#103616 - 10/06/02 02:54 AM Service Drop, A Public Message
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
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#103617 - 10/06/02 03:00 AM Re: Service Drop, A Public Message
Sean WB Offline

Registered: 09/15/02
Posts: 113
Loc: South TX
Aluminum ladders are a Bad Idea , they should be outlawed. whats the advantage over fiberglass?
I did not get as think so badly as you shocked I did.

#103618 - 10/06/02 07:04 AM Re: Service Drop, A Public Message
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Many years ago the BBC used to run "public information films" on TV in Britain -- Short 30 or 60-second films to get across some safety point.

During the mid-1970s they made several such films on overhead power lines. As I recall, one was two kids flying a kite, another was somebody pushing a boat with a tall mast, and a third was someone with a long fishing rod. There may have been more.

They stick in my mind to this day, and all ended with a freeze-frame of a huge electrical arc and the caption "Play it safe."

#103619 - 10/23/02 06:06 PM Re: Service Drop, A Public Message
AlphaOperator Offline

Registered: 07/02/02
Posts: 25
Loc: Erie, PA, USA
Not a bad idea at all. It's scary how ignorant people are of electrical hazards. I've talked to a lot of people, and many are convinced that 120VAC "Can't kill you."


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