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#123795 - 05/12/06 07:37 PM More Leaning Poles  
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I took this while driving along hwy 50 in Farmington MN. - Thought it was interesting. Thanks

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#123796 - 05/13/06 12:26 AM Re: More Leaning Poles  
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Some lean to the left; by comparison, the others lean to the right. Is that why it's called "alternating" current?


#123797 - 05/13/06 12:49 AM Re: More Leaning Poles  
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Looks like the Penguin / Joker Medium Voltage Electrical Company is back in business! [Linked Image]

They must have been Subcontracted by the Company who put the first _Straight_ row of poles in.

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#123798 - 05/13/06 03:38 AM Re: More Leaning Poles  
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Welcome to the group mate!. [Linked Image]
This is a perfectly normal way of segregating different services and/or voltages.
Funny sight though.
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#123799 - 05/13/06 06:07 AM Re: More Leaning Poles  
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Thanks for sharing that picture.
At first I thought a new line ,double circuit built along side an older single cct line under a lean.
At a closer look I noticed that the insulators are different sizes too.
The double CCT line looks like 69 or 138 kV.
The leaning one 34.5 kV and some local horizontal rack wiring which may be LV or HV, which is hard to see.

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#123800 - 05/13/06 12:28 PM Re: More Leaning Poles  
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Hello!
- Thanks all for the warm welcome. RODALCO you nailed it with your first guess. The Poco was placing the new higher voltage system in place. There were bulldozers parked about every 1/2 mile spanning the 10 mile distance of the project. They simply pushed all the poles over to the angle you see to make room for the new lines. Never seen this done before. To make it all work during the construction phase, they had to extend many service drops, which all ran across the highway from the old lines to several houses. Must have been fun! John


#123801 - 05/13/06 01:14 PM Re: More Leaning Poles  
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They simply pushed all the poles over to the angle you see to make room for the new lines. Never seen this done before.
Me either. If it works, it seems like great solution. Simple and effective. But it seems like there's a lot of potential for something to go wrong with that approach. Anyone know how common that method is?

-John


#123802 - 05/13/06 03:51 PM Re: More Leaning Poles  
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I have seen this several time here in the south. Usually it is done when you have a radial feed going to a load center(small city etc.) and you can't kill the line to reconductor. Lately I have been seeing a lot of reconductoring being done with standoffs and not leaning poles.



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