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Re: [RFI] BPL redux

To: w8ji@contesting.com, rfi@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] BPL redux
From: Jimk8mr@aol.com
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 11:21:56 EST
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You can say that again!
Even though they have a line noise guy who seems pretty reasonable, getting  
anything done is a major pain.
This past summer I had two separate poles within half a mile of my house  
where the upper side mounted insulator on the HV line broke, dropping the top  
line onto the lower line. Even with phone calls and emailed photos, it took 
 a month on each to get the insulators fixed. And that's just the visible 
damage  problems!
And First Energy is of course the one that missed or ignored a boric acid  
leak on the bottom of one of its nuclear reactors for years, to the point of  
having about a quarter inch of stainless steel in the way of the worst nuclear  
disaster in US history.
73  -  Jim  K8MR
In a message dated 12/21/05 10:45:05 AM Eastern Standard Time,  
w8ji@contesting.com writes:

You  should see how FirstEnergy maintains lines around
Cleveland OH.
It is  too sad to be funny.

I saw primaries laying on wooden cross arms, a  neutral or
ground wire spanning poles that broke off the insulator on  a
span and was at a height where I could actually touch it (it
was like  that for months) and a HOT 240V drop line that was
coiled and tied to a  pole at ground height with a rope,
without even taping the cut wire ends to  keep kids from
touching them.

This whole utility thing is a  mess.

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