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Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72953
12/12/06 06:20 PM
12/12/06 06:20 PM
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Dnkldorf  Offline OP
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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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Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72954
12/12/06 07:37 PM
12/12/06 07:37 PM
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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!

Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72955
12/12/06 10:36 PM
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gfretwell  Offline

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Estero,Fl,usa
I have never seen copper power lines. They all seem to be aluminum alloy here.


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Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72956
12/12/06 11:33 PM
12/12/06 11:33 PM
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Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
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]

Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72957
12/13/06 09:16 AM
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gobblerhuntr  Offline
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TN
There is still a bunch of copper in the southeast, mostly 7200 volt stuff.

Re: Oppurtunity or stupidity? #72958
12/13/06 10:30 AM
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pauluk  Offline
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Norfolk, England
This is becoming a real epidemic. [Linked Image]


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