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Re: Hurricane notes - Pensacola Thon
Original poster: "Hydrogen18" <hydrogen18-at-bellsouth-dot-net>
In Orange Beach, Alabama I passed up more than one 3 foot long ceramic
insulator used on very HV lines(that feed entire cities)which had fell
thanks to National Guard with M16s. These were 2 feet from the side of the
road too. I noticed several downed pigs, most on poles in plain sight(one
was in a shopping center parking lot).
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: Hurricane notes - Pensacola Thon
> Original poster: "Bob (R.A.) Jones" <a1accounting-at-bellsouth-dot-net>
> Hi all,
> I was thinking the same thing. Here in central Florida I have seen a
> of overhead power distribution gear laying on ground thanks to Charley and
> In particular a charred power pole with two small ( they look like the
> smallest I have seen) pigs still attached and one conveniently laying next
> to it.
> Its has its HV bushings broken and has been blackened by the heat of the
> fire it caused.
> I was thinking that its thermal mass would have protected its transformer
> from the heat.
> I was wondering how difficult it would be for one man to lift it in to a
> mini van?
> Yes it must belong to the utility company so I am just brain storming well
> at the moment anyway. But it is very very tempting.
> Just sitting there 8ft from the road.
> Yes there must be a scrap yards where these discarded pigs end up and
> perhaps can be purchased for the price of their scrap copper.
> I surprised that charred one has not already been picked up by one of the
> teams of scrap metal collectors that combed the area picking up the
> of aluminum porches and siding that was all over the place.
> I just heard on the weather report an eddy from of Ivan made its way all
> way back to central Florida and is dropping more rain on us.
> Most of our lakes and rivers just at or above flood level so Ivan may get
> yet. Many people with lake side properties are watching there yards
> disappear and there is a third storm forming,
> Bob Jones
> Subject: Re: Hurricane notes - Pensacola Thon
> > Original poster: "teri mckenney" <mck-at-ezy-dot-net>
> > Hey Shad,all,
> > I wonder what happens to any damaged pole pigs? Are they refurbished,or
> > maybe insurance covers them and the insurance company scraps them?Any
> > a Florida coiler could get a deal on some dinged up transformers?
> > Bill Mck.