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#147521 - 11/23/02 07:16 PM Cable Snaps on Chandelier at WV State Capitol  
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Daily Press has the rest of the story...

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#147522 - 11/23/02 08:52 PM Re: Cable Snaps on Chandelier at WV State Capitol  
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If the chandelier fell, its weight would cause it to go through the marble floor into the basement cafeteria, Burgess said.


dinners on!
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#147523 - 11/24/02 12:24 PM Re: Cable Snaps on Chandelier at WV State Capitol  
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until state workers can replace a cable and electrical wiring on its two-ton chandelier

TWO TONS!!??!! [Linked Image]
That's about 500 lb. heavier than my old Pontiac!


#147524 - 11/24/02 10:06 PM Re: Cable Snaps on Chandelier at WV State Capitol  
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Traditionally, the chandelier is lowered only once every four years for gubernatorial inaugurations


Leave it to our Government to spend" who knows how much" on a 4000lb light fixture to use once every 4 years.What a waste! [Linked Image]

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#147525 - 11/25/02 11:50 AM Re: Cable Snaps on Chandelier at WV State Capitol  
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Donnie, the Capitol also has a gold-plated dome, which was plated during some of the roughest financial times for West Virginians, back when we were enjoying unemployment rates of up to 10%. I guess the gold-leaf guy got a job.

I believe the Gov (Arch Moore) at that time is now in prison for various frauds.

Sigh.

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 11-25-2002).]


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#147526 - 11/25/02 01:47 PM Re: Cable Snaps on Chandelier at WV State Capitol  
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"An electrical arc, or short, crimped the cable, said Deputy General Services Director Jim Burgess. "

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I wanna know how an "arc" or a "short" can crimp a cable??? [Linked Image]


#147527 - 11/25/02 02:21 PM Re: Cable Snaps on Chandelier at WV State Capitol  
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My wife ("Tiffany Sparks") aka Carol, said the same thing!

I doubt the journalist and the director were any more mechanically minded than I am grammatically correct!

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#147528 - 11/26/02 11:07 AM Re: Cable Snaps on Chandelier at WV State Capitol  
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I wanna know how an "arc" or a "short" can crimp a cable???

Easy. Take an electrical cable and saw through the insulation with a piece of wire rope. Aim for the hot wire as you cut. The cable becomes an plasma cutter for long enough to destroy the wire rope. I have seen wire rope saw through an 8" steel I beam.

Don't try this at home.

SD


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#147529 - 11/26/02 11:47 AM Re: Cable Snaps on Chandelier at WV State Capitol  
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crimp : to cause to become wavy, bent, or pinched: as a : to form (leather) into a desired shape b : to give (synthetic fibers) a curl or wave like that of natural fibers c : to pinch or press together (as the margins of a pie crust) in order to seal.

I can see how an arc can cut, burn, melt, or otherwise seperate a cable, but NOT crimp.


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