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Light Pole Access Panel Repair? #180959
09/17/08 08:34 PM
09/17/08 08:34 PM
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Attached are three photos of a light pole in Louisville, KY. As I was walking to work one morning, I noticed that the access panels at the base of a street light were hanging ajar. The wiring was visible and easily accessible to anyone. Since I work for Metro Codes and Regulations, I know enough to not reach in and grab a handful of energized wires, but any curious child passing by could easily be hurt or killed if they touched a hot wire.

I called the utility company to report the pole. I described it, where it was located and the service rep promised that a crew would be out to repair it that day. The pictures are of their repair. At first I thought maybe they had taped it up for a temporary repair, but the electrical tape has been there for six months, so I guess this is what passes for a "repair" for this utility. I must say the tape has held up well, though. These were taken just the other day, after the tape has been exposed to six months of Louisville weather. Is this a suitable ‘repair’?

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Re: Light Pole Access Panel Repair? [Re: Admin] #180960
09/17/08 08:40 PM
09/17/08 08:40 PM
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Fredericksburg, VA, USA
What a waste of perfectly good tape! Seriously, we see that here all the time, especially in DC where they never seem to have a budget for much of anything except parking enforcement personnel. I must say that what they did in Louisville is about twice of what would have been done in this area.


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Re: Light Pole Access Panel Repair? [Re: EV607797] #181016
09/19/08 03:42 AM
09/19/08 03:42 AM
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Repaired with tape, eh?
Don't these people have enough skills to use a Tek-screw driver in a cordless drill?

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Re: Light Pole Access Panel Repair? [Re: Trumpy] #187169
06/16/09 02:46 AM
06/16/09 02:46 AM
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Petal, MS, USA
have they heard of self tappers

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