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    What about getting on with a Canadian contractor...

    What about getting on with a Canadian contractor who has work in the US, and try and work your way in while already down there? Here in BC, Rokstad and Allteck currently have a presence in California.
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    Pretty common here in British Columbia. I don't...

    Pretty common here in British Columbia. I don't have a picture of one though. Cutout arm is on the backside of pole from alley arms and the bank is mounted on same or "road" side as the alley arms....
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    Around here, "Lineman Appreciation Day" is any...

    Around here, "Lineman Appreciation Day" is any day that a lineman declares it. Appreciation is expected to be shown by apprentices in the form of beer. All in fun, of course.
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    Any Fortis BC linemen on here?

    If so, I have a few questions for you, if you don't mind. Thanks.
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    If you're willing to go to Alberta I'm sure it's...

    If you're willing to go to Alberta I'm sure it's relatively easy to get on with contractors like Valard or MacGregor. If your goal is to stay in Ontario and get an apprenticeship then there are a...
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    6 hr. round trip? In Northern BC we call that...

    6 hr. round trip? In Northern BC we call that Tuesday ;) Kidding aside, that's a brutal drive to do day after day.
  7. Because of where we had to place our rigging to...

    Because of where we had to place our rigging to lower and lift the strings of glass we've found that lifting them tied at that spot on the string was most effective. It was the right distance and the...
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  9. Some pics of 500 kV glass change in northeast BC

    Here's a couple pictures from a glass change on a 500 kV line we were doing a few weeks ago, near MacKenzie, British Columbia. Normally this is work we would do barehand but there was already an...
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    Fair enough. Around here, flaggers are all...

    Fair enough. Around here, flaggers are all separate contractors and are never required or asked to participate in anything that the line crew (or paving/excavating/or whatever crew) that hired them...
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    My take... I'd get out of flagging and into...

    My take... I'd get out of flagging and into something where you can learn things that will help in the line trade, or any trade for that matter. Something like an equipment operator or in...
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    It's possibly a latex allergy.

    It's possibly a latex allergy.
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    What about a contractor? Lots of work in BC,...

    What about a contractor? Lots of work in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan right now with BC based contractors like Allteck and Rokstad.
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    I believe it goes back to England and the day...

    I believe it goes back to England and the day after Christmas was when they would get rid of all the boxes that the gifts came in. Or something like that. It's a statutory holiday here so basically...
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    Both circuits were de-energized. It was set at...

    Both circuits were de-energized. It was set at about 14' depth. They figure is was a tornado in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan that did the damage. It knocked several structures to the ground and folded...
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    How about this 115'er (probably fir, not sure of...

    How about this 115'er (probably fir, not sure of weight) we set two months ago as a temporary dead-end for the static. Set with a crane and used a digger to control the butt. Unfortunately I didn't...
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    We will work 4-5 weeks, 12 hrs a day all the...

    We will work 4-5 weeks, 12 hrs a day all the time. Usually only 5 days off in between too.
  18. The single most important quality you need to get...

    The single most important quality you need to get hired is... a commitment to getting hired.

    Ya, get your ducks in a row with pre-req's and a commercial license but beyond that, just start...
  19. Thread: here we go!

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    About 2500 - as the crow flies.

    About 2500 - as the crow flies.
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    Pretty much all our companies crews are headed...

    Pretty much all our companies crews are headed out. Except of course, the crew I'm on. We're working a job with a deadline.

    We're based in BC, Canada.
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    We are also lucky enough to have a shop big...

    We are also lucky enough to have a shop big enough to park all equipment inside (3 buckets, 3 diggers, and a handful of pickups).
  22. Stevie Nicks is one of my favourites.

    Stevie Nicks is one of my favourites.
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    Journeyman rate for contractors in BC is $45.42....

    Journeyman rate for contractors in BC is $45.42. All OT is double time. The outfit I work for has so much work right now (and for the next couple years), that most of our lineman are in the $200 000...
  24. Thread: Moving on

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    Who are you going to try to get on with? Allteck...

    Who are you going to try to get on with? Allteck has a TON of work in Alberta and Saskatchewan right now.
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    I'm definitely enjoying it. I put in a lot of...

    I'm definitely enjoying it. I put in a lot of effort and traveled quite a bit just applying so I'm "just happy to be here", so to speak.

    Highlights so far: using a helicopter for some trouble...
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