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#61424 01/26/06 08:58 AM
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They're all over the place here, and they are for larger birds (Hawks, Crows, Falcons, Eagles...) In a 5 mile lineset I drive most every day they went from triangular to horizontal with these bird things; back and forth a number of times... Where there's a three phase airswitch bar (if that is even the right name...) I can understand, but is there an advantage to two of these per pole vs. the triangular pattern?


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My Boss is from West Texas and calls them "Rapture" protection.

I tried to explain the basic differences between the "Rapture" and raptors.

So far, no luck [Linked Image]

#61426 01/26/06 06:08 PM
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I am now guessing they are there to keep the elephants off the poles.....and apparently they are working just fine....


Dnk...

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Quote:
"I am now guessing they are there to keep the elephants off the poles.....and apparently they are working just fine...."

LMAO!! [Linked Image]

#61428 01/26/06 10:58 PM
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It could be "rapture". There is a blinding flash of light and a soul is on it's way to heaven.


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#61429 02/08/06 10:34 AM
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Here is a link to an article in the Dec. 05 issue of Transmission and Distribution zine. http://tdworld.com/mag/power_birds_power_lines/



They are both perches and guards. As a perch it keeps the bird further away from the energized equipment, and as a guard, at least in the pic above, on the lower arm, it seems to discourage a bird from landing on the lower arm.

[Linked Image from i40.photobucket.com]

From the zine article mentioned above



[This message has been edited by rmiell (edited 02-08-2006).]

#61430 02/08/06 12:58 PM
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It's a bird warmer.

#61431 02/08/06 03:34 PM
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Come on guys. Its for the high leg..........
right?

Charlie

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