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Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72953
12/12/06 07:20 PM
12/12/06 07:20 PM
Dnkldorf  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,064
nowhere usa

Imagine if the power came back on just then?

A couple less idiots in the world?

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Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72954
12/12/06 08:37 PM
12/12/06 08:37 PM
circuit man  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 273
your right a couple of less idiots in the world.copper must be awfully hi to risk your life for.we have several here climb poles to cut copper wire loose & cut the ground wires to a three phase bank in a substation & became part of the circuit.needless to say he didn't live long!

Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72955
12/12/06 11:36 PM
12/12/06 11:36 PM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,184
I have never seen copper power lines. They all seem to be aluminum alloy here.

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Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72956
12/13/06 12:33 AM
12/13/06 12:33 AM
Lostazhell  Offline
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,431
Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Ive only seen one utility myself use copper for overhead lines, that was San Diego Gas & Electric... I think electure posted a pic of some of their "green" primaries before. [Linked Image]

Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72957
12/13/06 10:16 AM
12/13/06 10:16 AM
gobblerhuntr  Offline
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 23
There is still a bunch of copper in the southeast, mostly 7200 volt stuff.

Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72958
12/13/06 11:30 AM
12/13/06 11:30 AM
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
This is becoming a real epidemic. [Linked Image]


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