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Re: SE Cable vs Woodpecker [Re: KJay] #200127 03/21/11 03:25 PM
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wouldn't s/he be an electricalpecker?


That is a whole 'nother thing. wink


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Re: SE Cable vs Woodpecker [Re: gfretwell] #200134 03/21/11 03:48 PM
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Itís going to be a dead electricalpecker very soon, if this type of thing starts to be a regular occurrence.

Re: SE Cable vs Woodpecker [Re: KJay] #200135 03/21/11 04:57 PM
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Don't let a neighbor see you. They are federally protected.


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Re: SE Cable vs Woodpecker [Re: KJay] #200137 03/21/11 05:46 PM
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Kjay, I am shocked. Simply shocked.

Or is it Woody who is shocked? laugh

Re: SE Cable vs Woodpecker [Re: KJay] #200148 03/22/11 07:20 AM
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Sounds like a Downy woodpecker. They have black stripes covering their eyes and a little patch of red on the back of their head. Why? ask them.
I'm gonna side with the bird and say that there was definately a bug in there.

That's what they do for a living!
They're pros.

Our climatized animal senses are very weak compared to our wild brethren. And so we can't even comprehend.
That bird could probably smell bug sh/t in your wire from a mile away.

What is SE cable anyway?
What does SE stand for?

Re: SE Cable vs Woodpecker [Re: KJay] #200151 03/22/11 09:37 AM
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Service Entrance cable.

A glorified 'romex' type cable. Two hots and a neutral- no ground. Rated for sunlight and wet exposure.

Re: SE Cable vs Woodpecker [Re: KJay] #200152 03/22/11 10:30 AM
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Time for a design review maybe? wink

European cables are fairly solid entities with their rubber filler around the conductors, so I doubt a woodpecker would consider them hollow.

Re: SE Cable vs Woodpecker [Re: KJay] #200154 03/22/11 01:15 PM
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SE cable actually has the neutral strands wrapped around the ungrounded conductors so it forms a degree of metal armor under the PVC jacket.


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Re: SE Cable vs Woodpecker [Re: gfretwell] #200157 03/22/11 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by gfretwell
Don't let a neighbor see you. They are federally protected.


What if I promise it will be quick and merciful?

I never thought Iíd have to worry about my house burning down because of a little bird that could fit in the palm of my hand. I guess Iím glad I was there to see it, so I know to keep checking things out until I can get around to doing a service change.

Re: SE Cable vs Woodpecker [Re: KJay] #200166 03/23/11 01:42 AM
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My parents have lots of woodpeckers in their area, which is not great because they have a house with log siding. One thing they've found that seems to keep them from pecking holes in the house, is to hang CDs from fishing line on the eaves around where they like to hang out. The flashing/reflection as they move around drives them away. Order a bunch of AOL cds and put them on/around your drop?

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