Your post asks more questions than it actually answers.
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Having un-qualified people working on HV gear is just asking for trouble!
Advice like this is NEVER given over the NET, you haven't even seen the installation and are going on a guys word.
You want to take that responsibility on?
So Im confused here. Do you disagree with the method I discribed, or that advice given at all?
There are grown men on this board, who are professionals, and who post serious topics. You should either remove the "offending" original post, or open the topic up for discussion. ( And then you will get opinions from poster)
Situations like this ARE discussed over the net on a daily basis. Check out Powerlineman.com, Line-man.com. Heck even over on Mike Holt Forums.
I field questions at work regarding high voltage situations, and I answer them and offer my opinion to the best of my ability. I will do the same here.
Based on the posters specific situation, in no way did I offer "dangerous" advice. If you think I did, then I would be happy to discuss it. Email,phone...you name it.