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 Post subject: How to repair a bad splice
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 3:04 am 
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This guy shows how to repair a bad splice. One that's starting to develop resistance and generate heat. His method is especially effective in a hard to reach location.
See what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piQpLL5 ... jreload=10

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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 3:24 am 
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Flying a Helicopter, in wind, five feet from a power line, what could possibly go wrong? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 3:33 am 
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The week after test shows that the splice was good.

Those guys are under paid whatever they make

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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
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Wow, hate to see what a bad day at the office entails for these guys....


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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 4:20 am 
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Whatever they're paid ain't enough. I don't believe that job would ever be considered 100% safe; so, if its done long enough the luck would run out. Chopper and all are floating at 100KV plus; imagine the first time they ever tried this procedure.


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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 5:45 am 
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Wouldn’t a guy on a crane be a lot safer?


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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 6:36 am 
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Whatever they're paid ain't enough. I don't believe that job would ever be considered 100% safe; so, if its done long enough the luck would run out. Chopper and all are floating at 100KV plus; imagine the first time they ever tried this procedure.


Right, who was the first guy that said "HEY! I got an idea, lets get a helicopter and a little bench for Bill to sit on and fly up there and fix this!"


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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
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Ever watch a crew re-route a live gas line?

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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
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That footage was shot locally and I probably know the pilot of the chopper. I know he gets paid pretty well. PP&L contracts out to a company to do most of the power line work. Ive seen the chopper and the tools up close. They also use splices with explosive shape charges that fuse the metal together to form the splice.

If you think that's exciting you should ride along with the pipeline patrol up and over the Appalachian mountains looking for gas line leaks.

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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 1:58 pm 
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Joseph Newton wrote:
Wouldn’t a guy on a crane be a lot safer?


Lots of places they cannot get to with a crane, also the leave the line live.
with a crane they would have to de energize the line.

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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 2:18 pm 
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only 225KV ?? ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
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Barry H Bennett wrote:
only 225KV ?? ;-)


Gonna need a bigger capacitor...

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 Post subject: Re: How to repair a bad splice
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This must be popular in Europe. https://youtu.be/mqRT7J86rco

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