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  1. Thread: Gripe day

    by Special ED
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    Hot line clamps or slow taps are supposed to have...

    Hot line clamps or slow taps are supposed to have the wire come in from the bottom but in my experience folks can't seem to form the wire and takin them off with a shotgun stick is a bear! I'm guilty...
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    Yeah and the sad thing is if the SHTF and there's...

    Yeah and the sad thing is if the SHTF and there's a prison uprising (think Attica) your the first one the inmates will go after cause you have civilian clothes.
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    Sorry for digging up an old thread. One...

    Sorry for digging up an old thread.

    One question. After the hi pot test was the secondary shorted out to a ground to remove the DC voltage?

    I believe from my own experience Clive is 100%...
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    I'm a union contractor don't work for the city....

    I'm a union contractor don't work for the city. But I've done alot of work in prisons. Started out the state had inmates building and Maintaining their power lines. The prisons are primary customers...
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    Keep a few on my truck all the time for urd...

    Keep a few on my truck all the time for urd trouble work and I use them alot!!!
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    Some 4/0 in Louisville. Plenty of it in Michigan....

    Some 4/0 in Louisville. Plenty of it in Michigan. Louisville does have alot of 2/0sol. And the A wire. Well that **** is everywhere in Louisville and they do get new A wire for repairs.. Some of the...
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    My appologies Swampy. This **** iPad isn't as big...

    My appologies Swampy. This **** iPad isn't as big as my laptop and I left my glasses at home. I didn't even see the date. Lol I'll be sure to grab my glasses next month when I get to go home.
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    Got those seals too. Not very effective except...

    Got those seals too. Not very effective except for the non payment cutoffs. For this po-co its not a big ordeal to get on the list. Folks just don't do it.
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    Stick with the union apprenticeships if you can....

    Stick with the union apprenticeships if you can. Why pay to earn when you can earn while you learn more?
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    ALBAT is taking applications in the Ohio valley....

    ALBAT is taking applications in the Ohio valley. In the mean time it's already been mentioned to look for work elsewhere till you find some line work. As a lineman I'm pretty sure you have a CDL....
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    I forget the name of that company. One of the...

    I forget the name of that company. One of the restaurants there in town has pics of the town right after the explosion. Crazy stuff!
  12. My local has a thing they call a vacation plan....

    My local has a thing they call a vacation plan. They open you a savings account at the credit union and put 5% of your pay in it once a month. You can opt out or change the percentage how you see...
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    True story. Lol grounded my bucket one day cause...

    True story. Lol grounded my bucket one day cause the wind was blowing the exhaust from the vents right at me. I didn't take no chances around that place. I did enjoy how very very rarely it would...
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    Most these days have battery backups for that...

    Most these days have battery backups for that reason. Some backups are better than others though.. If I have to have an outage for a pole change out of transformer change out I will make contact with...
  15. True story there Tyler. Save when the work is...

    True story there Tyler. Save when the work is good also. It will help with the slow times. Also get a good drag bag with comfortable handles. Your gonna need it to chase jobs all over the country.
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    Seen what your talking about down there in Texas...

    Seen what your talking about down there in Texas City. Did some work for TNMP and the BP refinery. Scary stuff. Speaking of BP tell me that's not a racket. BP generates the power, sells it to TNMP,...
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    Not confirmed.

    Through the grape vine heard the "A-class lineman" went to ground the truck to the system neutral and got it mixed up with the hot phase. Groundman was working on the back of the truck and was...
  18. Thread: skin a cat

    by Special ED
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    Drop outside phase on the side your changing out...

    Drop outside phase on the side your changing out the pole. Take a short web strap around the arm and to a 1.5 ton hoist right above the x braces. Tighten it up a little. On pin the arm on the bad...
  19. In my experience the saftey guy or gal is a...

    In my experience the saftey guy or gal is a company man. They save money the big bosses love em. They walk a fine line of saftey gear and junk. Its sad. They spend more in the long run replacing the...
  20. If at first you don't succeed, try and try again.

    If at first you don't succeed, try and try again.
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    Where in Indiana you working? Pm me I might be...

    Where in Indiana you working? Pm me I might be able to help ya. Just be ready to travel.
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    I work where ever the work is. I travel on a...

    I work where ever the work is. I travel on a maintenance crew now.

    What do you mean you got bad news and my old job wants me back? They can't afford me nor would I ever work non union again.
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    Ohh I'm doin great. Went union in 2008 and loving...

    Ohh I'm doin great. Went union in 2008 and loving every min of it.
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    Per our contract we get 2 15 min breaks and a...

    Per our contract we get 2 15 min breaks and a 30min lunch. Break times are 9:30 and 1:30. Lunch is at noon. But in the contractor world especially in line work this schedule is arbitrary. They are ...
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    Ours is similar to that with some exceptions. All...

    Ours is similar to that with some exceptions. All storm work is minimu
    OT. It all depends on your contract.
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