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Have you ever seen an ENERGIZED downed power line?
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 Post subject: Energized Downed Power Line
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:55 pm 
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Energized power lines on the ground pose a special hazard to the public (and electrical workers too)

This week's question is pretty simple. Have you ever seen an energized downed power line?

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Stories are always welcome!


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 Post subject: Re: Energized Downed Power Line
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:18 am 
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Of course it is energized until isolated tested and grounded. On that basis, yes. Not only did I see it, I moved it bare handed. The line served my house, and was down on my driveway on the load side of the break, and I knew I was was not generating. Nearly a week before the line crew got out there.

A lot of good Samaritans out with chain saws that week. "Is that line deenergized?". "No, let the power company deal with it.


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