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#35057 03/04/04 08:35 AM
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Last night on "Modern Marvels" - History Channel there was a program about linemen.
It focused mainly on the history of linemen's safety.

Did any of you see it?...S

#35058 03/04/04 10:04 AM
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I saw it a couple of weeks ago. Very interesting.
That high voltage work is spooky stuff.

#35059 03/04/04 02:13 PM
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I watched that last night on the History Channel, too. WOW-eee Kazowee... you wouldn't get me to 'bond on' for love nor money!!! [Linked Image]

#35060 03/04/04 07:22 PM
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Get the jump on your competition with the right PPE… [~150kB]

#35061 03/06/04 09:20 AM
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No thanks, amigo.
I'll stick with my deenergized 480, and leave the "bonding on" to you guys with the steel nerves. I'd probably have a nervous fit before I even got close to the conductor.
The program was very interesting.

#35062 03/06/04 12:08 PM
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A buddy of mine, an electrician in NorCal, received a membership card to the “500 Club” when he donned conductive EHV clothing and went up in a bucket with a couple of linemen to clip into a 500kV span. He said it was quite an experience. While they were clipped to the line, on cue the linemen ducked into the bucket, so the corona on him was suddenly very much greater, until they stood up and could ‘share’ the corona discharge. [Even 500kV barehanders have a sense of humor.]

[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 03-06-2004).]

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