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#161591 - 04/04/07 08:14 PM What is wrong here ?  
RODALCO  Offline
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[Linked Image]

What is wrong at this picture ?

Taken at 301 Campbells bay Rd, Murrays Bay, Auckland NZ. (3April 2007)

Cheers

Raymond


The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.

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#161592 - 04/04/07 09:00 PM Re: What is wrong here ? [Re: RODALCO]  
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shocked

Not good. Looks like the Cobra-head (street-light) is touching the HV lines.

Wait, now that I look, is there covers over the wires where they pass under the light?

Ian A.


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#161593 - 04/04/07 10:05 PM Re: What is wrong here ? [Re: Theelectrikid]  
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so who gets to change the lamp, Pepco or the traffic dept.?

Last edited by Dodahdiver; 04/04/07 10:06 PM.

back in doo da

#161608 - 04/05/07 06:51 AM Re: What is wrong here ? [Re: Dodahdiver]  
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Off the topic, but what do those signs with the red disks mean?


#161610 - 04/05/07 07:20 AM Re: What is wrong here ? [Re: pauluk]  
RODALCO  Offline
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Originally Posted by pauluk
Off the topic, but what do those signs with the red disks mean?


Caution !! Pedestrian Crossing .

Cheers
Raymond


The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.

#161618 - 04/05/07 08:25 AM Re: What is wrong here ? [Re: RODALCO]  
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So which was up first. The cable or the lamp post?


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#161638 - 04/05/07 08:02 PM Re: What is wrong here ? [Re: Kenbo]  
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OK, here are a few more photo's.

[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]

The overhead lines were here first.

This pedestrian crossing was approved by the local council, and the streetlights were put in by contractors and passed council inspection !! This job is about 1 month old.

I have queried this with the POCO.
Firstly this is illigal to have a light in between 11 kV and 400 Volts conductors.
A SL lamp on a outreach fixed to a powerpole is acceptable but not this idea.

Look at the plastic PVC pipes on the LV wiring just taped in place.
These will shift in no time and lines will clash with the lamp head.

Also from a safety point of view.
Car versus lamp post, LV lines down BANG!! or lamp post flips up in 11 kV, Hughe BANG !!!

Last edited by Trumpy; 04/08/07 04:39 AM. Reason: Edited to move images to ECN Server

#161649 - 04/05/07 10:54 PM Re: What is wrong here ? [Re: RODALCO]  
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So,is anything going to be done about it? Or just leave it alone?


#161711 - 04/06/07 09:34 PM Re: What is wrong here ? [Re: NORCAL]  
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No way I'm going to try to erect a metal pole by threading it in between all that! Crazy!!!


#161724 - 04/07/07 03:02 AM Re: What is wrong here ? [Re: RODALCO]  
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I can at least fathom Joe Homeowner's lack of common sense, but the crew that erected this thing should know a little better, sheesh


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