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Mysterious Triangles #119226
12/11/04 10:58 PM
12/11/04 10:58 PM
Admin  Offline
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Since I moved to Lynden, Washington a while back I have spotted these triangle thingies at significant angle points of pole wire runs- I've never seen these anywhere else before. What purpose do they serve? My guesses:

1) Devices for minimizing corona effects;
2) "Slow-Moving Electron" signs;
3) Metric electron discharge devices to rid the lines of those metric electrons that somehow got through the Metric/English convertors at the US/Canadian border [Linked Image] ;
4) Something else.

Alex (Sir Arcsalot)
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Re: Mysterious Triangles #119227
12/12/04 12:29 AM
12/12/04 12:29 AM
mxslick  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 803
Atomic City, ID USA
As a wild guess, something to keep birds/critters off of the crossarms/lines?

Stupid should be painful.
Re: Mysterious Triangles #119228
12/12/04 09:41 AM
12/12/04 09:41 AM
Ichabod  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 26
Statesboro, GA, USA
Are they only on angle structures?

Re: Mysterious Triangles #119229
12/12/04 02:09 PM
12/12/04 02:09 PM
Sir Arcsalot  Offline
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 127
Lynden, Washington
That is where I've spotted them- it seems to me that I may have seen some of these on one pole which was on a straight portion. But that was a definite exception.

No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.
Re: Mysterious Triangles #119230
12/12/04 02:49 PM
12/12/04 02:49 PM
e57  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
Perches for Bald Eagles?

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: Mysterious Triangles #119231
12/12/04 03:07 PM
12/12/04 03:07 PM
trekkie76  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 220
baileyville, maine, usa
something to hook a comealong to when the lines where constructed??

Re: Mysterious Triangles #119232
12/12/04 06:17 PM
12/12/04 06:17 PM
SolarPowered  Offline
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 625
Palo Alto, CA, USA
They're in about the right location to be lightning rods. I don't see any indication that they go to ground, though.

Re: Mysterious Triangles #119233
12/12/04 09:17 PM
12/12/04 09:17 PM
Bjarney  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Look like “perch guards.”

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Re: Mysterious Triangles #119234
12/12/04 10:31 PM
12/12/04 10:31 PM
NORCAL  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 876
Anti crispy critter device?

Re: Mysterious Triangles #119235
12/13/04 07:36 AM
12/13/04 07:36 AM
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Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,264
Fullerton, CA USA
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