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neochu

join:2008-12-12
Windsor, ON
reply to MaynardKrebs

Re: This Is Why We Need Pay Phones

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
Damn Kidney Stones
Premium,ExMod 2002
join:2001-03-22
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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