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    I'm guessing Headhunters thoughts about cutting...

    I'm guessing Headhunters thoughts about cutting the ground on the arrestor might be to prevent the explosive disconnect on the bottom of the arrestor detonating if the internal MOV stack had degraded...
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    Thanks. That's me hit 55 which means I've been...

    Thanks. That's me hit 55 which means I've been on this forum for 15 years!
  3. I think back issues at the base of the spine are...

    I think back issues at the base of the spine are pretty common for people who pay their way in society.

    Several years ago I decided to stand wherever possible and rarely sit down in the house. ...
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    You could ask the lineschool, but generally just...

    You could ask the lineschool, but generally just basic arithmetic is required.

    Complex power calculations are more likely to be done by an engineer.
  5. Some can be done with very minimist keyhole...

    Some can be done with very minimist keyhole surgery. Mine definitely wasn't. There's a good 5" scar along my abdomen.
    It's been an interesting experience in many ways.
  6. Hernias. (They're apparently really common.)

    Well I never thought I'd end up with a hernia! It turns out that it's really common.

    On a plus note the surgery was easy in the sense that when they give you the anaesthetic you literally go out...
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    Here's something I built. It's an illuminated...

    Here's something I built. It's an illuminated frame for the local town hall's yearly display of Christmas trees.

    It's based on an aluminium frame with steel mesh supporting sections of LED strip...
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    Deskilling and cocky young workers.

    While there's no doubt that training has taken a serious dive, I wonder how much of what we perceive as young unskilled and overconfident workers is just down to us being older and wiser.

    There's...
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    I call the trainers "Space bangers" since they...

    I call the trainers "Space bangers" since they typically only know how to load a slideshow on their laptop and then bang the spacebar while reading what comes up on the screen.

    I recently lost...
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    In the UK there's a very strong trend of...

    In the UK there's a very strong trend of deskilling at the moment. The corporate-utility companies are bringing in workers from other countries to save cash as they will work for our minimum wage. ...
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    UK Vs USA unions.

    How are your unions holding up these days? Here in the UK we have a very different type of union system. Traditionally a worker could choose to join a union and they would only get involved if...
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    Hey, good to see you LostArt.

    Hey, good to see you LostArt.
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    Darn. Poot was quite a character. It's a...

    Darn. Poot was quite a character.

    It's a reminder that this forum has been around for a while.
  14. In some professional gym equipment they use a...

    In some professional gym equipment they use a rubber ball or disk threaded onto the rope before the thimble that prevents the shackle being smashed into the pulley.
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    If you guys start talking shop then the others...

    If you guys start talking shop then the others might join in.
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    When the 5G upgrade goes ahead it may involve a...

    When the 5G upgrade goes ahead it may involve a lot of ongoing work. The system tends to use a lot of smaller low power transmitters, so one concept is to build them into street lights. You might...
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    Correct, but in a way it was a trick question,...

    Correct, but in a way it was a trick question, since we both work outdoors.
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    He was very drunk at the time. (It was his wife...

    He was very drunk at the time. (It was his wife taking the picture.)
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    Lineman vs narrowback. Thermal image.

    Lineman versus narrow back. Both wearing T-shirts on a cool windy night.

    But which is which? Lighter colour shows higher body temperature.

    (Our theory was that the one who works outdoor most...
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    Clean water has a very high resistance that...

    Clean water has a very high resistance that reduces according to the amount of contaminants (dirt) in it. But even if it does work its way into exposed connections its resistance compared to the...
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    I got the impression it was already lying on the...

    I got the impression it was already lying on the ground behind him before he flicked it.
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    Downed line incident.

    Hopefully this facebook video will show OK. It's an interesting situation where a lineman flicked a downed line off a traffic light pole and it became energised.

    I'm glad whatever gloves and...
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    Pole making video.

    I've never really thought about how poles are actually made. There's a video about that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R7HckUilVA
  24. Getting a job with your local utility company is...

    Getting a job with your local utility company is the holy grail of people with families, and certainly worth asking about. But there's much less chance of that than getting a job with a bigger...
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    That contrasts to other countries where there's...

    That contrasts to other countries where there's no way an apprentice would ever be expected to be out of pocket to work.
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