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#26856 - 06/24/03 05:51 PM Lineman show
Jim M Offline
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Tonight at 10 pm EST on the History Channel will be a show on high voltage lineman.

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#26857 - 06/24/03 06:26 PM Re: Lineman show
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Cool! Hope I can awake!
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#26858 - 06/24/03 06:30 PM Re: Lineman show
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Registered: 03/28/01
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I saw a video once where a lineman was suspended from a helicopter while wearing some kind of metal suit that caused him to be enveloped in very lively arcs while he worked.
Or was this a dream?

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#26859 - 06/24/03 08:27 PM Re: Lineman show
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Excellent program. Thanks for the heads-up, Jim.




[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 06-24-2003).]

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#26860 - 06/25/03 06:20 AM Re: Lineman show
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Thanks Jim. Good show, although the thought of actually bonding myself to the 500KV line just really seems wrong, scary, strange?

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#26861 - 06/25/03 08:32 AM Re: Lineman show
Bjarney Offline
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765kV is the usual upper end in the US and Canada. 525kV way out west.

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#26862 - 06/25/03 09:12 AM Re: Lineman show
Bill Addiss Offline
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Redsy,

It's been a topic of conversation before here. Could you have seen something following the links in that thread?
http://electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum1/HTML/002851.html

Bill

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#26863 - 06/25/03 10:13 AM Re: Lineman show
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I taped it last night, those are people who have my utmost respect and admiration.
There is NO-WAY you could get me up there, not even if they held a gun on me.
Does anyone know if they still climp with GAffs ? Around here they all have bucket trucks.

WmColt

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#26864 - 06/26/03 10:08 AM Re: Lineman show
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Isn't fiberglass handy stuff?

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#26865 - 06/26/03 04:30 PM Re: Lineman show
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Loc: Riverside, CA
Wocolt,
Yes they still do climb with gaffs. The journeyman don't do it so much when bucket trucks are available but around here the apprentices climb regardless. A good friend of mine was an apprentice lineman and they would make him climb and let the bucket trucks sit idle. It has alot to do with keeping the up and comers trained. They run into situations alot when they cannot use bucket trucks and if no one knows how to climb they have a problem. It also has to do with the fact alot of them are just plain *** *****!
I have gone part way up a 66KV pole on gaffs and it's much harder than it looks!
No thanks.

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