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MaynardKrebs
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reply to neochu

Re: This Is Why We Need Pay Phones

said by neochu:

100 year old paper insulated copper plant will disintegrate in highly acidic salt water .......

I have no recollections the last time I swam in the ocean or the saltwater lap pool that my skin was eaten away in great sheets or to any measurable depth by "highly acidic salt water".

Of course swimming in undiluted hydrochloric acid may provide a different result.

So which did you mean?


neochu

join:2008-12-12
Windsor, ON
WRT to hurricane prone areas. Salt water floods tunnels and conduit where paper insulated phone cable is.

Salt water can corrode metal with prolonged exposure, imagine what it does to oil paper. Take a look at what it did to the NY intercity rail system linked in another thread.

WRT to earthquakes and tornadoes; damage to phone poles and breakage of trunk lines due to deformation (up to 15 feet either way)


DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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said by neochu:

WRT to hurricane prone areas. Salt water floods tunnels and conduit where paper insulated phone cable is.

Um.. phone cables are not so poorly insulated.
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