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Re: Leaky Pig
Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The term comes from the power industry. Sort of a slang term where
officially it is a "pole distribution transformer". I think the term "pig"
just came from the fact that they are fat, grey, heavy and don't move
easily. There are some other names they are called (like when they get
dropped through the hood of the line truck) I won't repeat :-#
The term pig also seems to imply a "cute little" transformers as opposed to
the normal "house sized" variety for the big power industry.
I guess I never questioned the term. It always seemed to fit perfectly
from the day I heard it. In fact, it was years latter I found out that
pole distribution transformer was what you were "supposed" to call
them. But everyone who actually touched them (as opposed to the desk guys)
calls them pigs...
At 12:43 PM 12/21/2004, you wrote:
At 11:11 AM 12/21/2004, you wrote:
Because they are big, heavy, and tough to move around (particularly 30
feet in the air hanging from a crane, etc.).
Original poster: "Gary Weaver" <gary350@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Why does everyone call it a PIG???
Where did PIG come from?