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#33889 01/29/04 04:16 PM
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IF A HYDRO LINE COMES DOWN IF YOU PICK IT UP DO YOU GET A SHOCK (THERE IS NO POTENTIAL TO GROUND FROM A LINE TO GROUND).?

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HYDRO LINE
a wha???

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Technically, if the fault has cleared and the fusing has operated, the wire should by rights be dead.
I wouldn't recommend picking up any fallen power line, mainly because of the fact that the line may have an Auto-Recloser on it and the wire may become live without warning.

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A hydro line?? I've never heardof one. What is it?

(Please don't use all CAPS in posts, it makes them difficult to read, and in internet etiquette, is the equivalent of YELLING AT US) Thx [Linked Image]...S

#33893 01/29/04 07:08 PM
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Maybe a Hydro Line is from a Hydroelectric power plant [Linked Image]


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Hydro in Maine could mean power company. The 2nd biggest POCO in Maine is Bangor Hydro, shortened to just Hydro

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Hydro = water. Perhaps you will get wet. [Linked Image]

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Ya it comes from the term hydro electric Here in ontario Canada we had Ontario Hydro
I think hes talking about gradiant voltage where you get a potential from one foot to the other due to the length or you stride?I had an old Linesman tell me if a kv line drops near you standard practice is to not move but if you must walk heel to toe.

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Hydro line = power line, if I'm not mistaken.

I think we have a "Canadian vs American" English situation here.

Furthermore, I believe the question is referring to a line that has fallen and is in contact with the ground--at that point, the line is "grounded", and would one receive a shock if touching it? Again, I think that's what the question is.

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Trumpy is right though. Re-closers are commonly used by POCO's. The idea is that a intermittant energizing will burn free whatever is shorting the line, like a tree limb etc.


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