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  1. Thread: Pootnaigle

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    Sorry to hear the news about Poot. He was always...

    Sorry to hear the news about Poot. He was always a help and always interesting Thoughts and prayers are with his family.. Will miss you Poot
  2. Thread: Who Knows

    by polehiker
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    Organizdlbr, Poot and Swamp for sure almost like...

    Organizdlbr, Poot and Swamp for sure almost like the old days.:cool:
  3. In 1961 our company had very few bucket trucks,...

    In 1961 our company had very few bucket trucks, so we would have climbed one of the poles and spliced one end of a new span length of conductor to the tail of the conductor on that pole. do that to...
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    Went to talk to the Area Foreman and District...

    Went to talk to the Area Foreman and District Manager in Jan !962 and started one week later. Learned right away that the job was to keep the lights on. About a week after I started an ice storm came...
  5. Thread: Comon Guys

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    Started in Jan. 62 and retired in Oct. 99. It's...

    Started in Jan. 62 and retired in Oct. 99. It's been awhile, but I still like to check in and see what the trade is up to. Not much going on like it used to be on here. Lots of questions were ...
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    Happy Birthday Poot.

    Happy Birthday Poot.
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    Happy 4th to all the Linemen And old retired...

    Happy 4th to all the Linemen And old retired farts out there.:cool:
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    Happy Birthday Labor.

    Happy Birthday Labor.
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    I believe you fell off of one too many poles on...

    I believe you fell off of one too many poles on that hard head of yours Swampy. That guy is a total waste. Check out how many embassies were attacked and how many servicemen and civilians were killed...
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    Would like to have watched that one. Specially...

    Would like to have watched that one. Specially when you went thru the front door. All the neighbors sayin 'what the h---"
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    Just checking

    :)Haven't been on for a while. Been retired 17 yrs. Checked all the forums and had a lot of good entertainment from all the comments. Does not seem to be as active as it was in the day. Thanks for...
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    Sorry ,but this show is going nowhere. The...

    Sorry ,but this show is going nowhere. The production company has done a big dis-service to the trade. Surely, even in Alaska, there are days that things go as planned. I salute all you linemen in...
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    I expected to see a little more linework. So far...

    I expected to see a little more linework. So far mostly just cussin and arguing. We all know lineman are good at that. Respect the guys for the conditions they work in. Been retired for almost 16 yr...
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    Every now and then an old fart like me can get in...

    Every now and then an old fart like me can get in a discussion cause I think I still remember. Anyways, we checked main open, checked line voltage, 120-120-240, checked both line to load sides for 0,...
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    A belated Happy Birthday LA . Hope it was a good...

    A belated Happy Birthday LA . Hope it was a good one.
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    When I started linework back in 1962, I had the...

    When I started linework back in 1962, I had the privilege of working with 2 different full time groundmen . Neither had ever been a lineman. These 2 men taught me so much about the work and how to...
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    I caught a little sh-- when I hired on back in...

    I caught a little sh-- when I hired on back in 62, but I don,t think it hurt me any. I still kept my pride and the old guys answered my questions when I asked. Before my first day, a neihgbor who was...
  18. Thread: Pet peeves

    by polehiker
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    I'll bet the butt off of a 35ft pole would work...

    I'll bet the butt off of a 35ft pole would work as good Swamp. Just tryin to jerk your chain a bit Swamp.
  19. Thread: Pet peeves

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    We used a treated 2x6x6ft board. Cut the board in...

    We used a treated 2x6x6ft board. Cut the board in 2 3ft pieces, nail em together and cut a good tight slot in front of pole and drive it down with the 3 ft horizontle with anchor buster tool. First...
  20. Thread: Pet peeves

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    Thirteen years after I retired, who gives d---...

    Thirteen years after I retired, who gives d--- what my pet peeve was, but here it is."People that wouldn't take the time to block and key an unguyed pole properly and then a few months later someone...
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    Packers and Saints: Broncos and Ravens: Broncos...

    Packers and Saints: Broncos and Ravens: Broncos and Packers in the big game: Packers win it all.
  22. Thread: Tim Tebow

    by polehiker
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    Tim Tebow

    First off, I am an Ohio State and Cleveland Browns fan. ( Can't drop the Browns after 60 yr). I think Tebow is the most refreshing and likeable kid to come on the scene in a lot of years. My faith is...
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    Worked with one who on OT would tighten every...

    Worked with one who on OT would tighten every damn nut on every bolt and say it was to

    stop TVI, but on straight rate, he was blind to all kinds of sh-- that could cause problems.
    How about...
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    This discussion can't really be serious. Put the...

    This discussion can't really be serious. Put the damn nut on and tighten it. Personally I liked the diamond configuration of the square washer Swamp.
  25. Thread: Irene

    by polehiker
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    I know I'm just an old fart who has climbed more...

    I know I'm just an old fart who has climbed more than a few poles And restored a bunch of customers back to service. I still believe we did it just as efficient before the days of all the experts(?)...
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