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Jonathan Johnson

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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2014, 03:05:24 pm »

nothing is "non-conductive"...

Except a vacuum. But then again, a vacuum is pretty much defined as "nothing" so I guess you are correct.
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2014, 04:28:30 pm »

Problem #1 there... :-p

But it could be worse; you could be in Jamaica....


Uh...Jamica, Ny or the country?
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2014, 04:37:54 pm »


Uh...Jamica, Ny or the country?

Or you could be in India (not Indiana)...  ???
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2014, 04:42:25 pm »


Uh...Jamica, Ny or the country?
Jamaica the country, since that seems to be spelled differently. I drove there on vacation back in the spring.
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« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2014, 04:43:58 pm »

Or you could be in India (not Indiana)...  ???
Like in the movie "Outsourced" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425326/
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2014, 07:46:43 pm »

Or you could be in India (not Indiana)...  ???

I *think* those are telecom wires, not power distro. However, I would not be surprised if power distro in India is just as bad.

It reminds me of the telecom infrastructure in the town where I work. It was originally installed in the 1920's. Around 2002, the telco upgraded the equipment in their CO to make DSL available. However, one of my customers couldn't get it because the line quality was too poor. Their office was 2 blocks away from the CO.

Lines have since been upgraded. They use DSL as a failover circuit; their primary Internet is via fiber optic service (fiber to the building).
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2014, 04:47:50 am »

The metal wire reinforcement is usually across the ladder, supporting the rungs. Electrically, this is no different than the metal rungs found on fiberglass ladders.

Now if the wooden ladder has metal reinforcement along the rail, watch out. But I don't think I've ever seen that.

Metal wire embedded on the back of the rail is common on long wooden ladders.
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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2014, 10:50:28 am »

Metal wire embedded on the back of the rail is common on long wooden ladders.

I wouldn't touch high voltage wires with any kind of ladder.

I occasionally see the power company workers out in the rain replacing blown fuses and I worry about the soaking wet fiberglas pole they use while standing on the wet ground. Apparently safe but I wouldn't trust it.

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Re: Jersey City Power
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2014, 06:15:32 pm »

I occasionally see the power company workers out in the rain replacing blown fuses and I worry about the soaking wet fiberglass pole they use while standing on the wet ground. Apparently safe but I wouldn't trust it.

I was talking to a city power guy last week, and he said he recently got "zapped in the ear" by a 7,600 volt wire hanging down that he didn't see while he was up in the bucket. He was laughing like it was no big deal. I was just a bit terrified at the thought of getting 7,600 volts AC anywhere near me. Or am I just being paranoid?  ???
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2014, 07:14:16 pm »

I was talking to a city power guy last week, and he said he recently got "zapped in the ear" by a 7,600 volt wire hanging down that he didn't see while he was up in the bucket. He was laughing like it was no big deal. I was just a bit terrified at the thought of getting 7,600 volts AC anywhere near me. Or am I just being paranoid?  ???

Most of the bucket trucks now have fiberglass booms and pneumatic controls, and the line crews use pneumatic power tools. That greatly reduces -- but does not necessarily eliminate -- the voltage potential a lineman would experience. However, it doesn't protect them from contacting multiple conductors.

Getting "zapped in the ear" may have seemed like no big deal because the contact patch was probably small, the skin on the ear may have been dry (high resistance), and any muscular contraction would likely have drawn the victim away from the conductor. All that contributes to minimize injury. But any shock is a big deal -- it means either there is a fault or someone didn't follow procedure or both. At a minimum, it is a close call and should be taken seriously.

Well, except for intentionally grabbing the electric fence on the farm to prove your manliness. As long as you don't have congenital heart disease, you'll most likely get away with that. Peeing on the electric fence could be a serious matter, though, and certainly won't help with proving your manliness.
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