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AVonGauss
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reply to Johkal

Re: Cable Wrapped Around Power Line (again)

said by Johkal:

I'm sorry, but your statement just gives me the image of Robotics See Profile chewing on the cable and getting his fillings blown out of his mouth. LMAO!

LOL. I definitely meant it to be a little light hearted and not so doomsday-ish, but it definitely should be reconfigured properly. It might be fine for many years, but even that "low voltage" is enough hurt or kill someone.


graysonf
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reply to pokesph
said by pokesph:

next time it's unraveled, throw a weight, 2 - 4 lbs, up onto the center of the drop.. That should hold the cable down enough during high wind to keep it from wrapping itself over the power drop.

Nah. I vote for this.




pokesph
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said by graysonf:

Nah. I vote for this.

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That works as well
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tito2020

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reply to graysonf
There is soppose to be some type of metal tention guide wire attached to this cable


gar187er
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reply to Robotics
your power line isng high enough, thus the cable line cant have sufficient clearance over the road without being right on top of the power line...who ever owns the sub pole needs to put in a taller sub pole....

or as was said, comcast can move your drop a couple feet down the strand so its not parallel with the power line...

either way i fail to see the issue...this is a common occurrence and no harm will come of it..
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Jabbu
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Very common. At the very worst, the cable jacket will open after 5+ years of it causing cable issues. I highly doubt it will ever break through the power jacket, that is like a kite string trying to cut through wood, it just isn't going to happen.

AVonGauss
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said by Jabbu:

it just isn't going to happen.

Don't you mean - "it'll only happen once"?


Robotics
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reply to CableTool
said by CableTool:

Do you know if that is a 6 line or the thicker RG11 or .320?

As of now I am out of the area till Monday. I will check that then.
Off the top of my head I thing its RG11, but not sure.
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Robotics
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reply to AVonGauss
said by AVonGauss:

Unless I'm totally missing something, it more than enough to knock a filling or two out of someone's mouth if the insulation gets worn or chewed through.

And Comcast's leased modem, and of course my equipment.

I can only hope the ground block works when needed.
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Robotics
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reply to Johkal
said by Johkal:

I'm sorry, but your statement just gives me the image of Robotics See Profile chewing on the cable and getting his fillings blown out of his mouth. LMAO!

I got a good laugh out is it myself
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Robotics
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reply to wa2ibm
said by wa2ibm:

I would make darn sure that the ground block that's supposed to be at your end of the cable drop is properly grounded with a large guage wire (I'd use #6). The ground is required by code. Thus, if the insulation on the outside of the coax should be damaged AND short to a hot wire on the power drop (also with damaged insulation), then the only thing that should happen is the cable goes POOF. All current should be shunted to ground through the ground block. Might make a good show.

Other than that, my only other suggestion is the suspended weight thing suggested above by pokesph.

It appears to be #6. And I agree on the suspended weight.
I just might see what I can do about doing that.
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iknow
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reply to Robotics
something like this »www.shortwavestore.com/dogbone-i ··· ion.html but with clamps on the ends would stop that. maybe they make something for electric service?.


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reply to gar187er
said by gar187er:

... either way i fail to see the issue...this is a common occurrence and no harm will come of it..

The install is not to code. Start with the Virginia State Corporation Commission »www.scc.virginia.gov/pue/complai ··· int.aspx


gar187er
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the pole height is not comcast responsibilty.
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BlueMist

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reply to pokesph
Like Pokesph said, put a weight on the cable. A pair of old sneakers up over the cable will hold it down nicely and if someone gripes you can always claim some kids threw it up there... Just make sure the shoe laces are synthetic and not cotton so they will last longer.


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SolarPup
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reply to Robotics

Re: Cable Wrapped Around Power Line (again)

Just so you know, that issues like this, Comcast will never touch it while it's wrapped around a power line.. we were told NEVER to touch anything touching power and the power company has to untangle it.

However, they really should have moved you down and done something different.. and if it was redone as RG11, my guess would be that it would weigh enough to not get tangled at that point.. maybe not.
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tvoldtimer

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Wouldn't a practical solution be for the power company (at Comcast's expense) to install rigid spacers (non-conductive material) between the cables? I've seen this done many times on long spans that tend to droop.


gar187er
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if its the poco or home owners pole, why should comcast have to pay for something like that?
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Robotics
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said by gar187er:

if its the poco or home owners pole, why should comcast have to pay for something like that?

Just to make it clear in case I haven't, It is the power company's pole, has the markings and tags. I only pay for the security light on it.

Problem is, power company wont do anything about it (and its their pole) and Comcast for whatever reason wont move the cable from where it originates from (across the street) down a bit so the cable wont be completely under the power line.

Both Comcast and the power company have been out here twice, and both say there is nothing they can do. Although the power company has untangled it on both occasions.
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said by Robotics:

Both Comcast and the power company have been out here twice, and both say there is nothing they can do. Although the power company has untangled it on both occasions.

The power company is concerned about the legal liability they might have if the insulation were to wear through and the Comcast cable was not properly grounded. They may also be concerned about outages (and even possible power company property damage) if the insulation were to wear through and the Comcast cable was properly grounded (I think the fireworks display in that scenario was previously mentioned in this thread). OTOH, the power company does not have the authority to do anything with Comcast's cable other than temporarily correct the potential problem by untangling the cables.
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Anonymous_
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reply to Robotics
Just call comcast and tell them you got a shocked from the cable line
they will have the Power co and comcast out in a few hours