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  1. Thread: Happy New Year

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    Happy New Year to you Tramp ,and everyone here on...

    Happy New Year to you Tramp ,and everyone here on Powerlineman.com.
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    Merry Christmas

    From me and my family , Merry Christmas to all you fellas out there. Please do what you can to stay safe. Rob
  3. Thread: Ratings

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    Thanks Tramp. How are you making out? Stay safe...

    Thanks Tramp. How are you making out? Stay safe and Merry Christmas!
  4. Thread: Ratings

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    Ratings

    Hey fellas.

    I am working on a utility property right now that does not allow us to use d-rings . The story I was told is that they donít have any strength ratings. Do any of you guys have any...
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    NEVER, rely on one shot ( we call it blocking the...

    NEVER, rely on one shot ( we call it blocking the recloser in Canada) , it is not designed or intended to provide any protection to a lineman . They do fail as well. Proper coverup and safe work...
  6. Thread: Bad news

    by rob8210
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    I have seen a picture of the job site. There is a...

    I have seen a picture of the job site. There is a bucket truck with the basket tipped over, looks like the leveling cables broke. I have heard a rumor that it was an older Altec. I hate hearing this...
  7. Thread: Bad news

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    Bad news

    I am just hearing bits and pieces about 2 lineman killed in Weybright Saskatchewan. Details are very sketchy, but they somehow fell out of a bucket. Check...
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    Hey Fellas , hows it going,eh? As you guys know,...

    Hey Fellas , hows it going,eh? As you guys know, I am up here in Canada, we donít wear sleeves , gloves only . We teach proper use of coverup to our apprentices. Of course years ago the lawyers had...
  9. Thread: Trucks

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    Hey Charlie. We finally found the problem with...

    Hey Charlie. We finally found the problem with our Altec rbd, it was a bad ground in the operators control panel. The Altec guy fixed it and added a second one for insurance . The rbd has been...
  10. The utility I am doing work for right now...

    The utility I am doing work for right now requires the rbd to be bonded to the system neutral. Other utilities I have done work for have varied practices. We always ground our truck some way or...
  11. Thread: Trucks

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    Hey Charlie! Thanks. The digger I am using is...

    Hey Charlie! Thanks. The digger I am using is older but it wouldnít surprise me a bit that might be the problem. It seems once you get the boom above a 45 degree angle is when we have trouble, it...
  12. Thread: Trucks

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    Thatís the kicker, to get to the job we are on...

    Thatís the kicker, to get to the job we are on first thing in the morning is about a 10 mile run on the highway. Now being fair ,usually these trucks are not much of a problem, this one is a lemon ,...
  13. Thread: Trucks

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    Trucks

    Has anybody out there had more fun than me trying to get a solid days work out of a truck? The rbd I have been supposed to be using lately is broke down almost all the time. Either the boom refuses...
  14. I have never seen or heard of this tool. Battery...

    I have never seen or heard of this tool. Battery powered tools have come a long way , and in most cases lighter and easier to use. Now I work for a contractor and getting any kind of battery tool is...
  15. Interesting. But would you like to carry that...

    Interesting. But would you like to carry that tool down a small right of way , on foot , with ant other equipment for a half a mile or so? I know
    ampacts are very reliable, and the tool is...
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    Hey Charlie and Labor, I didnít pay any...

    Hey Charlie and Labor,

    I didnít pay any attention to the second picture. Now that I do , I see that gang switch you mentioned Charlie. I also noticed that bank feeds a 4 wire service. It also...
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    Just looking over those pictures, myself. I have...

    Just looking over those pictures, myself. I have used those same cluster mount brackets many times over the years, and I have never seen, or heard of one sliding down the pole. Of course what really...
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    Why cut the arrest or ground clear first? Itís no...

    Why cut the arrest or ground clear first? Itís no different than making or breaking connections . Neutral connections are made first, then hots. Neutrals are disconnected last when isolating. The...
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    Our company has supplied safety equipment, banned...

    Our company has supplied safety equipment, banned meetings of more than 5 people, and will not allow more than 1 man in a truck. Of course they covered their arse too, we have to sign a special note...
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    I am so sorry to hear that Labor, my condolences....

    I am so sorry to hear that Labor, my condolences. We too are under a stay at home order unless you are in what has been deemed essential services. Of course the definition is pretty loose. Most...
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    The corona virus

    Hey fellas, I just got to wondering how this virus pandemic has affected you. For me itís close to life as usual, go to work avoid anyone I donít know and use it as an excuse to stay out of the...
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    Quite the video!

    Quite the video!
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    Well Bren, as a fellow lineman thatís done lots...

    Well Bren, as a fellow lineman thatís done lots of travelling, I think you made the right choice. Given the chance I would do the same thing. Yeah I know the work is great, but being home means so...
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    Happy Belated Birthday from Canada!

    Happy Belated Birthday from Canada!
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    I think you are probably right, Clive. I recall...

    I think you are probably right, Clive. I recall some years ago when I worked for a utility, the safety association came around doing back fitness assessments. A certain fella was declared to have the...
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