n4zr at contesting.com
Sat Aug 26 08:40:55 EDT 2006
Sounds pretty cool, all right. Breaking a gas line could be exciting, so I hope they're right about not cutting them. Then there's a guy I know locally whose household 220V service accidentally got shorted to underground HV supply (11KV?) by a Verizon "mole" device laying fiber optic cable. Destroyed every electrical circuit and device in the house, took almost a year to repair.
73, Pete N4ZR
At 08:18 AM 8/26/2006, Larry Burke wrote:
>Saw this mentioned in a New York Times article this morning. Sounds like it
>would be an interesting tool to bury cables between a shack and a tower. or
>radials. Anyone seen one of these in action? Almost sounds like they are
>proprietary to Verizon:
>"Verizon has developed a special knife that uses pressurized air to slice
>through lawns so fiber optic lines can be buried. The tool cuts through
>grass, but does not break sprinkler pipes and gas lines."
>Larry Burke WI5A
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