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meshif
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join:2007-10-08
Windsor, ON

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How Not to Repair an Aerial Line

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Noticed this on my way home today. I forget who owns this line but it was either the telco or cableco in Windsor.


Oxygen
Times Square can't shine as bright
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Nesconset, NY

Looks like power to me.



TrainBuff
The New Haven Railroad
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Buffalo, NY
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reply to meshif

Nice of them to leave the tape there for the next repairman.



UDubergamer

join:2004-03-03
Zeeland, MI
reply to meshif

Im in agreement with Oxygen here. Looks like a service feed to a house or small business for power.



beachintech
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reply to meshif

That is power. I wouldn't try to finish the repair yourself
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meshif
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Windsor, ON

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reply to meshif

OK yes, after revisiting this location, it it a hydro drop. There is a Cogeco fiber line right under this and I thought this was the same line. Yikes...don't wanna even ask our NEC guys how far this is from meeting the code.
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meshif
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Windsor, ON

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reply to beachintech

said by beachintech:

That is power. I wouldn't try to finish the repair yourself
Gimme a 'glass ladder and I would have no problem taping up a 240VAC drop actually...

EDIT: I'm sure that taping a hydro drop wouldn't meet code. IANAL or electrician but I still wouldn't recommend replicating this.
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said by mrkevin :
It only takes a man and a dog to run a DMS. The dog is to keep the man away from it