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Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587473
05/20/22 11:32 AM
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The 2400,4160 was about done when I got to be a Journeyman, converted to 12 KV , then some of the same circuits went up to 34.5 KV that is really "hot"-----wire got bigger, poles got higher, voltage went up----lineman had to get smarter!

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tom Fisher] #7587532
05/20/22 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Fisher
The 2400,4160 was about done when I got to be a Journeyman, converted to 12 KV , then some of the same circuits went up to 34.5 KV that is really "hot"-----wire got bigger, poles got higher, voltage went up----lineman had to get smarter!


I've wondered just how hot some of those big tramission tower lines are when you can stand under them and hear them buzzing and crackling and all your electronics go haywire.

Would get nervous when the hounds got anywhere near one as the tracking collars are useless around those high voltage lines.

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587543
05/20/22 12:52 PM
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The transmission coming into our subs here is 345,000volts, then we have 34,500 sub transmission too, then 13,800 distribution circuits.


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Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7588236
05/21/22 05:58 PM
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I showed him the comments and he wanted to say thank you for the good luck wishes.

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7588247
05/21/22 06:29 PM
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I've known at least three guys that worked for the power company through the years that got blowed off poles! It is almost always the fact that they made a mistake, but it still makes them very dead. Tell your son to never take a shortcut, and follow protocall at all times. That stuff isn't for the faint of heart, but it pays well! As it should, especially the call outs in the big thunder storms. Best of luck to the young man!


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Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7589217
05/23/22 08:02 AM
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Praying for his safety


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Re: Working the pole [Re: warrior] #7589226
05/23/22 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by warrior
Originally Posted by Tom Fisher
The 2400,4160 was about done when I got to be a Journeyman, converted to 12 KV , then some of the same circuits went up to 34.5 KV that is really "hot"-----wire got bigger, poles got higher, voltage went up----lineman had to get smarter!


I've wondered just how hot some of those big tramission tower lines are when you can stand under them and hear them buzzing and crackling and all your electronics go haywire.

Would get nervous when the hounds got anywhere near one as the tracking collars are useless around those high voltage lines.


You want to really hear them buzzing and crackling get under one when itís snowing. Was trapping coyotes in a big pasture that a big transmission line ran through and it made you wonder.

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7589237
05/23/22 08:47 AM
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I had the pleasure of working all three underground, distribution and transmission. I worked for a paving company and in the winter during layoff I would go to work for different companies and do grunt work. I made alot of friends and met some really great people. I still remember the frist time I skint out on a pole trying to learn to climb man at the splinters in my belly. Good luck to your son .


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