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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!
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
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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...
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    Congratulations on your retirement Duck. I hope...

    Congratulations on your retirement Duck. I hope hunting and fishing is priority one!
  13. 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...
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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!
  16. 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...
  17. Thread: Pootnaigle

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    Double darn. I enjoyed Pootís unique way of...

    Double darn. I enjoyed Pootís unique way of saying his 2 cents. Rest In Peace my friend. Condolences to your family
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    Interesting. So the big question , which is the...

    Interesting. So the big question , which is the lineman?
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    I totally agree with you Labor. Every truck...

    I totally agree with you Labor. Every truck should have a potential indicator, and a set of grounds. Many incidents would have been avoided. Granted I seem to end up with contractors that either...
  20. Thread: Hey Rob

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    Thanks Charlie. I really do appreciate you...

    Thanks Charlie. I really do appreciate you looking into it for me. I have been talking to Syracuse local, and yeah they have lots of work.
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    Thanks Charlie. I really appreciate your help. I...

    Thanks Charlie. I really appreciate your help. I talked to the union hall and they have lots of work, the big thing is a work visa.
  22. Thread: Hey Rob

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    Hey Charlie, I called Harlanís HR number on...

    Hey Charlie, I called Harlanís HR number on Friday, got a voicemail asking for name and number. Said they would respond in2 business days. Yesterday I found a number for there Pennsylvania office,...
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    Thanks Charlie, I just checked it out. I am going...

    Thanks Charlie, I just checked it out. I am going to give them a call today. Gotta find out if they have work visas!
  24. Thread: I like "Joe"

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    Good point , Labor . Thatís mostly all we have...

    Good point , Labor . Thatís mostly all we have here now , foreman with it seems like 2 days in the trade, no common sense , and no sense of humour. They can quote the rule book but donít ask them...
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    Wow Charlie, I thought those days of working...

    Wow Charlie, I thought those days of working sensible are long gone. Everybody here is anal about the ground to ground rubber glove rule. I am actually surprised they havenít tried to bring in...
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