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#119226 12/11/04 11:58 PM
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Since I moved to Lynden, Washington a while back I have spotted these triangle thingies at significant angle points of pole wire runs- I've never seen these anywhere else before. What purpose do they serve? My guesses:

1) Devices for minimizing corona effects;
2) "Slow-Moving Electron" signs;
3) Metric electron discharge devices to rid the lines of those metric electrons that somehow got through the Metric/English convertors at the US/Canadian border [Linked Image] ;
4) Something else.

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#119227 12/12/04 01:29 AM
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As a wild guess, something to keep birds/critters off of the crossarms/lines?


Stupid should be painful.
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Are they only on angle structures?

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That is where I've spotted them- it seems to me that I may have seen some of these on one pole which was on a straight portion. But that was a definite exception.


No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.
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Perches for Bald Eagles?


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something to hook a comealong to when the lines where constructed??

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They're in about the right location to be lightning rods. I don't see any indication that they go to ground, though.

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Look like “perch guards.”

    [Linked Image from wildlifeoutages.com]

www.wildlifeoutages.com/cases.html Case Study 4




[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 12-12-2004).]

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Anti crispy critter device?

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Bjarney,
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