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#165729 - 07/04/07 10:39 AM Tightwire Linemen
stamcon Offline

Registered: 03/24/01
Posts: 322
Loc: So San Francisco CA
I saw this video and thought others might like to see it.

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#165731 - 07/04/07 12:02 PM Re: Tightwire Linemen [Re: stamcon]
Retired_Helper Offline

Registered: 03/13/07
Posts: 167
Loc: Maine
\:o Well, try this sort of thing in the USA, and we'd soon see if OSHA has a SWAT team. It makes you wonder what those guys could accomplish if they had proper equipment.

#165814 - 07/06/07 12:04 AM Re: Tightwire Linemen [Re: Retired_Helper]
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Thanks for that Steve,
Interesting that this is an actual power-line (judging by the Stock-bridge dampers on the line next to the pole).
These guys obviously have a LOT of faith in thier insulator bindings.
What a strange way of stringing new wires!.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#165873 - 07/06/07 05:46 PM Re: Tightwire Linemen [Re: Trumpy]
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Makes you wonder how they got the top strand up there and why they didn't string the extra rope then. Of course this may all be their way of covering up that error without having to order a bigger crane. (there is one in the shot)
Greg Fretwell

#166024 - 07/10/07 02:09 PM Re: Tightwire Linemen [Re: gfretwell]
Rewired Offline

Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 567
Loc: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wanna bet a few would be copper thieves are getting a few deadly ideas planted in their heads and may even try to shimmy up and steal a little pole-top copper?


#166035 - 07/10/07 06:55 PM Re: Tightwire Linemen [Re: Rewired]
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
That would be "pole top aluminum" around here. It would be easier to just steal someone's car port.
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