Date: Wed Mar 31 09:17:49 2010

Author: Bill Norwood

Subject: Which Downed Lines Does One Worry About?

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Hi Taplers,

Just patching up the thread - I couldn't send the original via Tap-L becaus=
e of the attachment.

Thanks, Bill Norwood



In this case you are looking at a telphone cable. Not a power line. The t=
elling feature is the big Splice bundle at the end twoards the telephone po=
le, far left hand side.

cheers,
chuck..(patten).




I'm guessing that the big fat insulated 'line' is a bundle of telephone lin=
es instead of high voltage power distribution.
The power lines can (barely?) be seen at the top of the poles.
Overhead powerlines are rarely (if ever) insulated. It would be wasted expe=
nse and effort.
(Sorta like trying to make the glowing pickle demo 'safe'.)

PEPCO doesn't worry about the 'phone lines.
The phone company won't either until it breaks and someone complains to the=
m.

(Chuck Britton)







Those low fat lines usually belong to cable TV. Once I reported a ca=
ble line that was stretched, by a leaning pole, to the point it was almost =
straight. Nobody did anything about it for several months...

Je=
rry









Hi Bill,



Looks like telephone wire to me.



Bill A.




Ah but that does have voltage. Sometimes as high as 90volts.

The trees are resting on the phone wire. That cable is usually strung with =
a relatively thick steel cable. The power wires are the ones along the top =
of the poles. In this case well out of the way of the trees.

---
Vacek








Bill:



It looks like the bundle of telephone cable lines. I think that gets as hi=
gh as 24 V? Of course, it could also be fiber optic....



David



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**Hi Taplers,**

**Just patching up t= he thread ? I couldn?t send the original via Tap-L
because of the attachment.**

**Thanks, Bill Norwo= od**

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line. The telling feature is the big Splice bundle at the end twoards=
the telephone pole, far left hand side.****= **

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**cheers,**

**chuck..(patten).**

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telephone lines instead of high voltage pow= er distribution.**

**The power lines can (= barely?) be seen at the top of the poles.**

**Overhead powerlines a= re rarely (if ever) insulated. It would be
wasted expense and effort.**

** = ****(Sorta like trying to make the glowing pickle de= mo
'safe'.)**

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with a relatively thick steel cabl= e. The power wires are the ones
along the top of the poles. In this case well = out of the way of the
trees.**

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--Bennett Hall Lecture Demonstration Facilities --Mainely Physics Road
Show --PIRA Past President = '09-'10 Dept of Physics & Astronomy --
University of Maine**

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