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Jim Rutherford

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Re: What is this device on Home Transformer?
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 08:03:41 pm »

Let me guess again
Is that a crashed UFO in the background?
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Re: What is this device on Home Transformer?
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2015, 09:15:54 pm »

Jonathan,

Thanks, that's the unit. It was added sometime in the last three years, (I wonder when) here is a picture from before:

That is one sad looking pole and transformer. The utility around here would have replaced at least the pole a long time ago.

Then again, it appears you live in a mighty dry climate, so an old, weathered pole is likely to still have plenty of life. Around here in the Pacific Northwest, once the volatiles disappear from the creosote and the pole starts cracking and checking, it will lose structural integrity rather quickly. The local utility regularly inspects EVERY one of the 59,352 poles in its inventory. (I think it's every three or five years, but I don't remember for sure.) I've seen better-looking poles than that snap off (thankfully they weren't being used for power lines).
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Re: What is this device on Home Transformer?
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2015, 10:57:51 am »

Let me guess again
Is that a crashed UFO in the background?
Looks like a UFO that is monitoring mine tailings.
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Re: What is this device on Home Transformer?
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2015, 04:53:04 pm »

Looks like a UFO that is monitoring mine tailings.
It is actually the remains of a retired electric trike, but that was the desired intent  :).

http://www.maxmatic.com/threes/rtw_index.htm
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Re: What is this device on Home Transformer?
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2015, 04:57:14 pm »

That is one sad looking pole and transformer. The utility around here would have replaced at least the pole a long time ago.

Then again, it appears you live in a mighty dry climate, so an old, weathered pole is likely to still have plenty of life. Around here in the Pacific Northwest, once the volatiles disappear from the creosote and the pole starts cracking and checking, it will lose structural integrity rather quickly. The local utility regularly inspects EVERY one of the 59,352 poles in its inventory. (I think it's every three or five years, but I don't remember for sure.) I've seen better-looking poles than that snap off (thankfully they weren't being used for power lines).
They snap off around here too, but you will love what PNM does to prevent that- pound in some galvanized steel and strap it to the pole!
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Re: What is this device on Home Transformer?
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2015, 05:07:53 pm »

They snap off around here too, but you will love what PNM does to prevent that- pound in some galvanized steel and strap it to the pole!

Our poco has a bigger budget, but this isn't the place to discuss politics  ;D
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