ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Recent Posts
Ground Rods: Installation and Hook-Up
by renosteinke - 11/26/22 07:28 PM
Happy Thanksgiving all!
by Bill Addiss - 11/24/22 08:37 AM
Colt Firearms Switchbox
by sabrown - 11/22/22 01:33 PM
Perfect work light?
by gfretwell - 11/22/22 12:48 AM
copper prices where you live and inflation
by gfretwell - 11/21/22 01:52 PM
New in the Gallery:
240/208 to a house
240/208 to a house
by wa2ise, October 9
Now you know.
Now you know.
by Tom_Horne, September 7
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 18 guests, and 47 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
#44882 11/14/04 06:28 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
pauluk Offline OP
I found this photo while browsing. I have no idea where or when it was taken, and it was just captioned "Ice Storm." From the looks of the lines and poles I would guess it dates back a good few years.

Winter is on the way folks! [Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

#44883 11/15/04 05:40 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,426
Likes: 3
How many circuits can you get on the one pole?.
Is this an Electrical system or Telecommunications wiring?.
Anyone have any idea how old this picture would be?.

#44884 11/15/04 05:45 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 186
WEll it looks to me, that if you look real close you can see the primarys crosing the street in the picture. Faded gray lines in the pic. You can then also notice the end of the cross bar on the pole on the left side of the street that is out of range. So my guess there prob not power. phone cable more then likely

You also seee this alot in the PA area like poconos etc. Seen it many times

[This message has been edited by NJ Wireman (edited 11-15-2004).]

#44885 11/15/04 06:43 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 231
We just had a storm here in Halifax over the weekend. Needless to say there are some people still without power.

[Linked Image from]

#44886 11/15/04 07:00 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 60
I'm in the Annapolis Valley myself and our power came on about 3 hours ago... Just after my father purchased a generator for a few thousand bucks [Linked Image]

I, myself, am 17 and a long time lurker.

[This message has been edited by Charles (edited 11-15-2004).]

#44887 11/16/04 02:07 AM
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 394
The first picture looks strongly like telephone or railroad signal wiring. As I looked at the picture, I think there is a chance it may be along a rail line There are a set of tracks/groves in the snow that might just be standard gage apart.

#44888 11/16/04 08:52 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
pauluk Offline OP
It looks more like a road to me, and could that dark spot way in the diatance (left side of road as we're looking at it) be a car? Looks like a building just beyond that on the right as well.

This sort of multiple cross arm with dozens of individual pairs is typical of old-style telephone cabling. They could be local loops for subscribers, or individual trunks between central offices, or possibly a mixture of both.

#44889 11/16/04 03:50 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 680
[Linked Image from]

In Maine in 1998 we had 6 days of ice. 3/4 of the state lost power. Unbelieveable, laying in bed and listening to trees, branches snap off. Some areas lost power for weeks. I was down 7 days but had a generator to keep going between my house and parents house.
There was 6 inches of clear blue ice on horizontal surfaces in Bangor Maine after that storm
Do a google search on January 98 ice storm to see other cool pics. Quebec got it worse than Maine;eek:

Link Copied to Clipboard

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians

* * * * * * *
2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2023 NEC Now Available!
* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman


Member Spotlight
Berkley, MA
Posts: 144
Joined: March 2008
Top Posters(30 Days)
Trumpy 3
Popular Topics(Views)
300,203 Are you busy
229,934 Re: Forum
214,773 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5