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#188830 - 09/05/09 12:22 PM Missing handhole cover
gfretwell Offline

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Registered: 07/20/04
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Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Another La Jolla violation.
There was wiring in this lamp post (taped up splices).
Watch where your kids are playing!

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#188838 - 09/05/09 09:29 PM Re: Missing handhole cover [Re: gfretwell]
EV607797 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 756
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
That is (or was) a fairly typical sight in much of Washington, DC until just a year or so ago. They found that several thousand covers were missing city-wide. This only occurred after several shocks or electrocutions had occurred. The public works department claimed that the reason was that these poles were very old and that parts were obsolete. They eventually ended up fabricating stamped steel "generic" covers that were secured by stainless steel bands in an effort to provide some level of safety. I suppose that something is better than nothing.
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#188848 - 09/06/09 08:13 PM Re: Missing handhole cover [Re: EV607797]
HotLine1 Offline

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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6804
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
The aluminum covers were favored by scraphounds around here. The DOT, and others started with plastic/fiberglass covers. This seems to stop the theft.

THe steel band sounds like a good idea to me.
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