ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Video: Inventor of the GFCI self-testing shocks
by Bill Addiss. 01/17/18 11:11 PM
FPE in Germany
by HotLine1. 01/17/18 07:07 PM
VDE 0100 to introduce AFCIs
by LongRunner. 01/17/18 10:32 AM
Fujifilm Recalls Power Adapter Wall Plugs
by Admin. 01/16/18 07:04 PM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
SE cable question
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 18 guests, and 13 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Light pole shock hazard findings #198102
01/12/11 07:26 PM
01/12/11 07:26 PM
S
sparkyinak  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,328
Alaska
A follow up report after a dog got electrocuted on Thanksgiving day.

link


"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Light pole shock hazard findings [Re: sparkyinak] #198118
01/13/11 12:19 AM
01/13/11 12:19 AM
L
leland  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA
All in all Sparky,that is not too bad- only 45-.

Man I can drive around the cities here and with out testing a thing find that many (probable) with in a 3 block area.

I see more poles missing with conductors just taped up, in a line of poles. Perhaps 3 missing,I just know they are hot at night.

Re: Light pole shock hazard findings [Re: leland] #198119
01/13/11 12:53 AM
01/13/11 12:53 AM
H
homer  Offline
Member
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 68
Vancouver, WA, USA
In many areas the street lighting circuits are hot 24 hrs a day. In those installations the fixture has a removable twistlock photocell mounted to the top. Many are 480 volt as well. Much of the street lighting and traffic signal circuits in older cities is rubber insulated installed in fragile conduit called orangeburg, I believe. It is a wood fiber/asphalt or asbestos/asphalt or in some cases concrete pipe. Much of it has been crushed and damaged over the years. I worked on networking the 2500 traffic signals in Washington, DC back in the 80's--what a mess!

Re: Light pole shock hazard findings [Re: homer] #198144
01/13/11 03:08 PM
01/13/11 03:08 PM
G
gfretwell  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,166
Estero,Fl,usa
I saw this in Nassau (Bahamas) on New Years day. Perfect height for an inquiring kid.

http://gfretwell.com/ftp/new%20years%20cruise/handy%20handhole.jpg


Greg Fretwell
Re: Light pole shock hazard findings [Re: gfretwell] #198161
01/13/11 08:10 PM
01/13/11 08:10 PM
S
sparkyinak  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,328
Alaska
Some cardboard and a couple more zip ties, they'd be set. Git er dun!


"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa

Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
TOOL_5150
TOOL_5150
Bay Area
Posts: 61
Joined: August 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 20
sparky 18
Potseal 14
Popular Topics(Views)
243,547 Are you busy
180,358 Re: Forum
170,836 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.039s Queries: 15 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9662 MB (Peak: 1.1082 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-01-19 15:36:25 UTC