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#72953 - 12/12/06 03:20 PM Oppurtunity or stupidity?
Dnkldorf Offline
Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1064
Loc: nowhere usa

Imagine if the power came back on just then?

A couple less idiots in the world?
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#72954 - 12/12/06 04:37 PM Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity?
circuit man Offline
Registered: 11/05/01
Posts: 273
Loc: saluda,s.c.
your right a couple of less idiots in the world.copper must be awfully hi to risk your life for.we have several here climb poles to cut copper wire loose & cut the ground wires to a three phase bank in a substation & became part of the circuit.needless to say he didn't live long!
#72955 - 12/12/06 07:36 PM Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity?
gfretwell Offline

Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9039
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
I have never seen copper power lines. They all seem to be aluminum alloy here.
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#72956 - 12/12/06 08:33 PM Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity?
Lostazhell Offline
Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1428
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Ive only seen one utility myself use copper for overhead lines, that was San Diego Gas & Electric... I think electure posted a pic of some of their "green" primaries before.
#72957 - 12/13/06 06:16 AM Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity?
gobblerhuntr Offline
Registered: 05/26/05
Posts: 23
Loc: TN
There is still a bunch of copper in the southeast, mostly 7200 volt stuff.
#72958 - 12/13/06 07:30 AM Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity?
pauluk Offline
Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7520
Loc: Norfolk, England
This is becoming a real epidemic.

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