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  1. I can't make out enough from the picture to say,...

    I can't make out enough from the picture to say, but usually they do good work, I have worked around them on storm work and never saw them do anything shady, also with them being a municipality they...
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    Absolutely, happy new year and may God bless you...

    Absolutely, happy new year and may God bless you all in 2021. Charlie.
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    Same to you and yours Rob.

    Same to you and yours Rob.
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    Merry Christmas to you as well Labor, hope...

    Merry Christmas to you as well Labor, hope everyone has a great new year.
  5. The first thing most company's are going to tell...

    The first thing most company's are going to tell you is that automatic reclosers being placed in one shot is for protection of equipment and not to be relied on for the protection of lineman, with...
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    Labor, that is a typical management/company...

    Labor, that is a typical management/company approach in today's times to have people who have never done linework make and implement rules for lineman to go by, we have fought the ground to...
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    Proper training and the proper use of rubber...

    Proper training and the proper use of rubber cover, ie, rubber guts, blankets, hoods etc , eliminates the need to be dressed in a rubber suit in my opinion, I have only used sleeves while working off...
  8. If I understand your question right, I believe...

    If I understand your question right, I believe it's all about circulating current and imbalance, with the 3rd phase out and the high side floated you have it due to imbalance with each pot grounded...
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    Rob, get your mechanic to call Altec support and...

    Rob, get your mechanic to call Altec support and all he will have to say is 2 words "COLLECTOR RING" they will know exactly what he is talking about , some things that might help would be before...
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    These new diesels are terrible with all of these...

    These new diesels are terrible with all of these mandated emissions, def fluid, exhaust filters, etc , you just as well plan on a little road trip everyday, put it on the nearest interstate or major...
  11. Rob, I saw that to but after looking a little...

    Rob, I saw that to but after looking a little closer at the pictures I believe there is an open set of group operated switches up above those cutouts , I ain't never really seen a setup quite like...
  12. Yes that is why it is important for those bolts...

    Yes that is why it is important for those bolts to be tightened properly, I am also guessing that the reason that they went with a banded cluster is the weight of the transformers, they look like 250...
  13. After looking at the pictures again as tight as...

    After looking at the pictures again as tight as the other stinger is on the other outside pot, I do believe the whole aluminum cluster bracket holding the 3 transformers did slide some down the pole.
  14. That cluster mount is what we call a banded...

    That cluster mount is what we call a banded cluster mount , we have used some of them years ago on 3 pot banks where the transformers were above 167 kva , I have never seen a properly installed...
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    I can't think of a good reason why you would cut...

    I can't think of a good reason why you would cut the ground wire of a lightning arrestor prior to lifting the top side with a shotgun stick. Just my 2 cents worth.
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    Happy Birthday Big Clive

    Happy birthday Big Clive, hope you had a good one. Charlie.
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    Merry Christmas

    I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you have a prosperous New Year, even though we are not all on here a whole lot anymore we are all travelling the same path working towards our...
  18. The lineman that work for the major utility that...

    The lineman that work for the major utility that you work for are you're best source of information, ask them.
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    Sorry to hear of his passing , from reading his...

    Sorry to hear of his passing , from reading his obituary he sounded like a fine man who put his family first. RIP Poot. Thank you for posting this.
  20. It happens everywhere, if it's a rear mount...

    It happens everywhere, if it's a rear mount linetruck weld an eye on the front bumper for the winch line to be hooked to either with a clevis or a sling, you may have to leave one of the stages run...
  21. The bigger question is Where is the one's right...

    The bigger question is Where is the one's right hand?
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    I thought when he flipped it he might have gotten...

    I thought when he flipped it he might have gotten it into something hot. Labor did you all have a lot of 4kv like PSE&G?
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    Sorry it took so long Rob but no one seems to...

    Sorry it took so long Rob but no one seems to know about work visa's but they did say there were some Canadian hands working up there last year, so somebody in the IBEW up there has to know how it is...
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    Rob, my buddy's are all out in California right...

    Rob, my buddy's are all out in California right now, but they worked out of the NE last summer let me see if they have a contact up there, might take me a couple of days, but I will see what I can...
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    Hey Rob

    Did you see the post for lineman wanted in Syracuse New York? Signing bonus might be a plus. Charlie.
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