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    I'll add this too. There are hundreds of small...

    I'll add this too. There are hundreds of small municipal power companies across the country. I work for one of them. It is extremely hard for us to get help and I hear this from the other muni's...
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    I did the NWLC book course. They teach you a...

    I did the NWLC book course. They teach you a lot. If you can go to it free, I would. It's got to look better than the next guy with no training on a resume. Plus, even if you have to do an...
  3. When I was in PSE&G training, I'll tell you this....

    When I was in PSE&G training, I'll tell you this. If the instructor told me to tie a couple of half hitches on a wire and I tied a clove hitch, I'd be doing it over until I did what the guy asked. ...
  4. Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
  5. We call them, "pork chops". It's obviously a...

    We call them, "pork chops". It's obviously a great idea. It's just that in these parts, everyone ties stuff. Put it on a hand line to pull up a wire from the ground, why not. We just always tied...
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    We are in the process of finishing a new...

    We are in the process of finishing a new substation and I've been watching the folks from the testing company set up the relays, check the wiring, the ground grid, the cables, torque everything there...
  7. Rope question for those who "know the knot"

    I was doing some ground level training with an apprentice today. Secondary racks 5' high to work on using blocks, grips, crimp splices etc. At one point I was explaining how if you had a midspan...
  8. We do this when ever we can. Sometimes they fall...

    We do this when ever we can. Sometimes they fall great distances out of the bucket, (by accident of course) and shatter (unfortunately) so that they don't get used on another job.

    Working for a...
  9. I pulled an elbow kit off the shelf the other day...

    I pulled an elbow kit off the shelf the other day and read all the nomenclature. If I recall, inside the pad mount there are slots for parking stands, I'm pretty sure we don't have these stands. ...
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    We're a small muni and we do all the substation...

    We're a small muni and we do all the substation work. I'm currently working on getting a substation certification.
  11. I don't think Obama has ever hung a picture never...

    I don't think Obama has ever hung a picture never mind build furniture.
  12. got a good laugh at your "rhomboidal shape" line.

    got a good laugh at your "rhomboidal shape" line.
  13. Next time we do infrared scanning and have...

    Next time we do infrared scanning and have everything open for inspection I'm going to check for the internal switches. They are feed through, that I know. I'd be hesitant to pull an elbow on the...
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    Two guys where I work got flashed pulling a...

    Two guys where I work got flashed pulling a breaker out of an old 5kv switchgear. Pulling the breaker caused some loose part to fall into the bus behind the breaker. They were out of work for a...
  15. pad mount transformers, underground feeders question

    We have a 5 kv distribution line dead ended on a dip pole. There are three solid blade/porcelain "chocolate box" type disconnects feeding one set of 3 phase undergrounds. There's about a quarter...
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    Thanks Poot!

    Thanks Poot!
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    Pole integrity question

    I had a truck clip a pole on a street corner today. Nice size chunk out of it. How does your company gauge when the damage warrants replacing the pole? This was a hit and run by the way.

    I've...
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    To clarify, the ground guy is a lineman too. So...

    To clarify, the ground guy is a lineman too. So he too is "PAID TO BE IN THE PRIMARY". If the guy shows up for work with no FR pants, he now has an excuse to always ground, which is BS.

    I value...
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    crew question

    Does your employer require every person on the crew to wear FR clothing? I'm in a situation where the ground hand is not wearing FR clothing and I think that he should be in case of an emergency or...
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    HaHa, Millburn NJ, not too far from me. I live...

    HaHa, Millburn NJ, not too far from me. I live in Milltown NJ, we have our own municipal utility, where I work. Only a few towns left in the Jerz with muni's.
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    I'm just laughing at the 5 kva pot. We hang...

    I'm just laughing at the 5 kva pot. We hang mostly 37.5s around here. Someone gave me what they call a "whoopee" sling recently that you can pick up transformers with and it gives you tighter...
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    Interesting thread. Our distro is 4 kv. We've...

    Interesting thread. Our distro is 4 kv. We've worked it live with gloves/sleeves in the rain for emergencies. I'm talking #4 solid copper line wire, single phase runs. Always wondered what other...
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    I had training with the buck squeeze last year,...

    I had training with the buck squeeze last year, did the obstacle course and all that. Had to climb a few weeks back to cut a drop for a burning house. I really got bogged down trying to get around...
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    wow, thanks for putting up that link. John

    wow, thanks for putting up that link.

    John
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    Working with an apprentice?

    If you find yourself working with an apprentice, do the right thing and don't teach the guy bad habits and shortcuts. Set a good example so the guy can have a safe, long career.
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