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Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123769 05/09/06 08:39 PM
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{sarcasm on} Bet the POCO loves the easy access for re-fusing. {sarcasm off}

If I were the HVAC guy servicing this building, I would be re-fusing [Linked Image] to go anywhere near that unit!!

Other than the obvious hazard of accidental contact, if one of those fuses should blow while you're there, there is a serious risk of flash burns, getting sprayed by melted link and needing a change of shorts!!


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Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123770 05/10/06 12:02 AM
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Look at the building in the back of the picture. Another close pole and flat roof there too.

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123771 05/10/06 10:05 PM
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that has to be an illusion, there would be no way to fuse those disconnects if the pole was as close to the building as it looks

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123772 05/10/06 11:07 PM
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Its funny u should say that mbhydro
I got a call from a roofing outfit in Philly about how they hit the elec. service. So I thought they may have hit the residential taps. When I got there they actually hit the hi-tension lines lifting a pulley to the roof. They all thought it was funny describing the flashes and arcs. I told them they are all lucky to be alive. He has a bunch of irresponsible people working for him who just worry about what time they can start hitting the bar. I told the roofer to wise up before someone gets killed and that what had happened was no laughing matter.
I went up to the roof to see the damage.The roof caught on fire,the capping shot about 1/2block away and the metal pulley was blown in two. I didn't even have to notify the POCO there were about 5-6 trucks already driving around investigating.

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123773 05/11/06 07:17 AM
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It is no illusion. The pole is in fact within 3 feet of the building edge. The guy is attached to a plate that is attached to the building.

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123774 05/11/06 09:28 PM
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that has to be an illusion, there would be no way to fuse those disconnects if the pole was as close to the building as it looks

Sure there is, just use a pair of channel locks. [Linked Image]


John
Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123775 05/17/06 08:41 PM
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I know of an incident where someone built right up to a power line here in Ireland. They then rang the power company to ask them to "kindly move it"..

The PoCo did accordingly and sent them a bill for £52,000 !!!

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123776 05/18/06 06:38 AM
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OK Bill,
Let's see that from the other side?.
It looks like it's Photo-Shopped.
I say that mainly because that rear pole brace cable seems to be going nowhere, when it should be at at least 45 degrees to the pole to counteract the line tension of 3 wires.
One other thing, that flitch plate should be attached to something.
Hummm.


[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 05-18-2006).]

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123777 05/18/06 10:46 PM
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Pair of channel locks,, I have seen channel locks and 7200v and it ain't pretty.

Re: Too Close For Comfort! #123778 05/20/06 01:24 PM
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Trumpy - I will be back there within the next 10 days, I'll get a side photo.
Bill

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