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Tightwire Linemen #165729
07/04/07 01:39 PM
07/04/07 01:39 PM
stamcon  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 330
So San Francisco CA
I saw this video and thought others might like to see it.

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Re: Tightwire Linemen [Re: stamcon] #165731
07/04/07 03:02 PM
07/04/07 03:02 PM
Retired_Helper  Offline
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 165
shocked Well, try this sort of thing in the USA, and we'd soon see if OSHA has a SWAT team. It makes you wonder what those guys could accomplish if they had proper equipment.

Re: Tightwire Linemen [Re: Retired_Helper] #165814
07/06/07 03:04 AM
07/06/07 03:04 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,236
SI,New Zealand
Thanks for that Steve,
Interesting that this is an actual power-line (judging by the Stock-bridge dampers on the line next to the pole).
These guys obviously have a LOT of faith in thier insulator bindings.
What a strange way of stringing new wires!.

Re: Tightwire Linemen [Re: Trumpy] #165873
07/06/07 08:46 PM
07/06/07 08:46 PM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,186
Makes you wonder how they got the top strand up there and why they didn't string the extra rope then. Of course this may all be their way of covering up that error without having to order a bigger crane. (there is one in the shot)

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Re: Tightwire Linemen [Re: gfretwell] #166024
07/10/07 05:09 PM
07/10/07 05:09 PM
Rewired  Offline
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 558
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wanna bet a few would be copper thieves are getting a few deadly ideas planted in their heads and may even try to shimmy up and steal a little pole-top copper?


Re: Tightwire Linemen [Re: Rewired] #166035
07/10/07 09:55 PM
07/10/07 09:55 PM
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Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,186
That would be "pole top aluminum" around here. It would be easier to just steal someone's car port.

Greg Fretwell


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