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Light pole shock hazard findings #198102
01/12/11 08:26 PM
01/12/11 08:26 PM
sparkyinak  Offline OP
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,329
A follow up report after a dog got electrocuted on Thanksgiving day.


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Re: Light pole shock hazard findings [Re: sparkyinak] #198118
01/13/11 01:19 AM
01/13/11 01:19 AM
leland  Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA
All in all Sparky,that is not too bad- only 45-.

Man I can drive around the cities here and with out testing a thing find that many (probable) with in a 3 block area.

I see more poles missing with conductors just taped up, in a line of poles. Perhaps 3 missing,I just know they are hot at night.

Re: Light pole shock hazard findings [Re: leland] #198119
01/13/11 01:53 AM
01/13/11 01:53 AM
homer  Offline
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 68
Vancouver, WA, USA
In many areas the street lighting circuits are hot 24 hrs a day. In those installations the fixture has a removable twistlock photocell mounted to the top. Many are 480 volt as well. Much of the street lighting and traffic signal circuits in older cities is rubber insulated installed in fragile conduit called orangeburg, I believe. It is a wood fiber/asphalt or asbestos/asphalt or in some cases concrete pipe. Much of it has been crushed and damaged over the years. I worked on networking the 2500 traffic signals in Washington, DC back in the 80's--what a mess!

Re: Light pole shock hazard findings [Re: homer] #198144
01/13/11 04:08 PM
01/13/11 04:08 PM
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Joined: Jul 2004
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I saw this in Nassau (Bahamas) on New Years day. Perfect height for an inquiring kid.

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Re: Light pole shock hazard findings [Re: gfretwell] #198161
01/13/11 09:10 PM
01/13/11 09:10 PM
sparkyinak  Offline OP
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,329
Some cardboard and a couple more zip ties, they'd be set. Git er dun!

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