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#72953 - 12/12/06 07:20 PM Oppurtunity or stupidity?  
Dnkldorf  Offline
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http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/1-12112006-754476.html

Imagine if the power came back on just then?

A couple less idiots in the world?


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#72954 - 12/12/06 08:37 PM Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity?  
circuit man  Offline
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saluda,s.c.
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 & live.one 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!


#72955 - 12/12/06 11:36 PM Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity?  
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I have never seen copper power lines. They all seem to be aluminum alloy here.


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#72956 - 12/13/06 12:33 AM Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity?  
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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]


#72957 - 12/13/06 10:16 AM Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity?  
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There is still a bunch of copper in the southeast, mostly 7200 volt stuff.


#72958 - 12/13/06 11:30 AM Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity?  
pauluk  Offline
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This is becoming a real epidemic. [Linked Image]



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