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#173004 - 12/31/07 08:34 AM Its Officialy here!
leland Offline

Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 856
Loc: Lowell area, Ma. USA
Winter that is. Just got my 1st of the season..."AHhh,I just hit a big pipe with my BoB-Cat, Can You come right away and look at it?" Call.


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#173033 - 12/31/07 03:56 PM Re: Its Officialy here! [Re: leland]
Rewired Offline

Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 567
Loc: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
LOL one of those eh? What were they doing digging with the machine or clearing snow and sheared off a pipe?
I hate those calls as I had one about 3 weeks ago to repair an underground conduit, problem being it was cold wet, muddy and snowing... Good thing I go back to sparky school on the 7'th for 10 weeks where its going to be nice, warm and dry ;\)


#173050 - 01/01/08 06:54 AM Re: Its Officialy here! [Re: Rewired]
leland Offline

Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 856
Loc: Lowell area, Ma. USA
Happy New year!

Snow removal! Only a 2" phone riser.Snapped of the LB.
Scheduled phone co for Wed. AM.

No Biggy.

#173051 - 01/01/08 07:48 AM Re: Its Officialy here! [Re: leland]
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
I was sent last week to one small lot in West Hartford CT, the plow guy took out two out of eight poles in one night.

They had a large loader with the big pusher on it....

......must have been his first day with the big stuff. \:\)

I also noticed a lot of rubble in the snow piles, sections of torn up fences, crushed shopping carts, curbs.....:D the owner of the plaza is going to flip out come spring and all the damage is exposed. \:D

Edited by iwire (01/01/08 07:48 AM)
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#173065 - 01/01/08 02:11 PM Re: Its Officialy here! [Re: iwire]
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
LOL Bob!,
That things enormous.

Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#173066 - 01/01/08 03:50 PM Re: Its Officialy here! [Re: Trumpy]
frenchelectrican Offline


Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 938
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
i have repaired few parking lot luminaires post go off from the base.

I dont know why but seems the plow driver used them as target pratice or one of [ beeped ] plyon thing and i did one not too long ago the base is rather meaty base it have 30 inch diamater [3/4 metre ] base with 5 feet [ 1 1/2 metre] deep and koncked half of it off i say WHAT??
the only hevey thing can knock it off either large front end loader or hevey laden plow truck konck them off.

Merci, Marc
Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

#173080 - 01/02/08 03:09 AM Re: Its Officialy here! [Re: frenchelectrican]
walrus Offline

Registered: 07/25/02
Posts: 671
Loc: Bangor Me. USA
Where I am in Maine we've had over 50 inches of snow in the last 4 weeks, 20 inches in the last 3 days. Lots of broken stuff:).

#173081 - 01/02/08 04:29 AM Re: Its Officialy here! [Re: walrus]
resqcapt19 Offline

Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
A number of years ago I had a trouble call for power problems at a small commerical office. When I got there, I found that the 3 phase service was single phased. The power distribution was overhead with cutouts on the pole and an underground run to the transformer on the back side of the building. I called the utility and when he got there he saw an open cutout on the pole and went up in the bucket with his short hot stick to re-fuse it. When he closed it back in, it went off like a shotgun. Come to find out that the snow plow guy had pushed snow up over the pad mount transformer and moved it enough to short out one of the primary conductors.

#173087 - 01/02/08 08:27 AM Re: Its Officialy here! [Re: resqcapt19]
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9024
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Every time the greens keeper at my wife's place digs a hole he seems to hit something. So far he has a 1" water line, the circuits to the 120v landscape lights (several times) and a fiber and that is only the six months she has been the manager there.
Greg Fretwell

#173090 - 01/02/08 08:51 AM Re: Its Officialy here! [Re: gfretwell]
sparkyinak Offline

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1288
Loc: Alaska
I guess he does not know who to call for a locate prior to digging
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