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  1. Thread: Trucks

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    Hey Charlie! Thanks. The digger I am using is...

    Hey Charlie! Thanks. The digger I am using is older but it wouldnít surprise me a bit that might be the problem. It seems once you get the boom above a 45 degree angle is when we have trouble, it...
  2. Thread: Trucks

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    Thatís the kicker, to get to the job we are on...

    Thatís the kicker, to get to the job we are on first thing in the morning is about a 10 mile run on the highway. Now being fair ,usually these trucks are not much of a problem, this one is a lemon ,...
  3. Thread: Trucks

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    Trucks

    Has anybody out there had more fun than me trying to get a solid days work out of a truck? The rbd I have been supposed to be using lately is broke down almost all the time. Either the boom refuses...
  4. I have never seen or heard of this tool. Battery...

    I have never seen or heard of this tool. Battery powered tools have come a long way , and in most cases lighter and easier to use. Now I work for a contractor and getting any kind of battery tool is...
  5. Interesting. But would you like to carry that...

    Interesting. But would you like to carry that tool down a small right of way , on foot , with ant other equipment for a half a mile or so? I know
    ampacts are very reliable, and the tool is...
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    Hey Charlie and Labor, I didnít pay any...

    Hey Charlie and Labor,

    I didnít pay any attention to the second picture. Now that I do , I see that gang switch you mentioned Charlie. I also noticed that bank feeds a 4 wire service. It also...
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    Just looking over those pictures, myself. I have...

    Just looking over those pictures, myself. I have used those same cluster mount brackets many times over the years, and I have never seen, or heard of one sliding down the pole. Of course what really...
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    Why cut the arrest or ground clear first? Itís no...

    Why cut the arrest or ground clear first? Itís no different than making or breaking connections . Neutral connections are made first, then hots. Neutrals are disconnected last when isolating. The...
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    Our company has supplied safety equipment, banned...

    Our company has supplied safety equipment, banned meetings of more than 5 people, and will not allow more than 1 man in a truck. Of course they covered their arse too, we have to sign a special note...
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    I am so sorry to hear that Labor, my condolences....

    I am so sorry to hear that Labor, my condolences. We too are under a stay at home order unless you are in what has been deemed essential services. Of course the definition is pretty loose. Most...
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    The corona virus

    Hey fellas, I just got to wondering how this virus pandemic has affected you. For me itís close to life as usual, go to work avoid anyone I donít know and use it as an excuse to stay out of the...
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    Quite the video!

    Quite the video!
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    Well Bren, as a fellow lineman thatís done lots...

    Well Bren, as a fellow lineman thatís done lots of travelling, I think you made the right choice. Given the chance I would do the same thing. Yeah I know the work is great, but being home means so...
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    Happy Belated Birthday from Canada!

    Happy Belated Birthday from Canada!
  15. I think you are probably right, Clive. I recall...

    I think you are probably right, Clive. I recall some years ago when I worked for a utility, the safety association came around doing back fitness assessments. A certain fella was declared to have the...
  16. Well Labour, I have been very surprised by how...

    Well Labour, I have been very surprised by how many people I have talked to thatís had sciatica, itís way more common than I knew. Worst pain I have ever had. I forced myself to get up , then I...
  17. I have never had a hernia (knocking on wood) but...

    I have never had a hernia (knocking on wood) but I am dealing with sciatica right now. Not much fun. It laid me in bed for over a week , so far. They told me there is no quick cure , just rest and...
  18. Thread: ??????????????

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    Your camp is in a great area, Duck. I am about 30...

    Your camp is in a great area, Duck. I am about 30 miles north of Kingston , Ontario. About 1.5 hours west of Ottawa. There is all kinds of wildlife around here. My wife just saw about a dozen deer...
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    I, too, am concerned with the lack of experience....

    I, too, am concerned with the lack of experience. We have some decent young fellas, just no experience.
  20. Thread: ??????????????

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    Yeah Duck , I think you are doing a great job ! I...

    Yeah Duck , I think you are doing a great job ! I am slowly working on my retirement plan, currently building a log house on 6.5 acres. Lots of deer in the area and plenty of fishing as well. With a...
  21. Thread: ??????????????

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    Congratulations on your retirement Duck. I hope...

    Congratulations on your retirement Duck. I hope hunting and fishing is priority one!
  22. Thread: Bastard banks

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    I just was involved with an unusual bank, to me ....

    I just was involved with an unusual bank, to me . It was replacing an old open delta bank, 4160/ 600. Also part of a conversion job. The new bank was 8000/13800/ 600 built with 8000/347 cans and the...
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    In my little piece of the world up here in...

    In my little piece of the world up here in Canada, our safety people are a mishmash. Some companies still actually have older lineman as the safety man, at least they have a clue, but the trend is...
  24. Thread: ??????????????

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    Hey LostArt how are you? How are you fellas...

    Hey LostArt how are you? How are you fellas doing? I am not retired yet , but I am trying to lay low and go out quietly!
  25. Quite expensive repairs too, arenít they? Really...

    Quite expensive repairs too, arenít they? Really easy to happen when you go from running rbdís with boom tip winches, to what I call crane style , where the winch drum is mounted on top of the...
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