Many poles, including those with laterals from feeders, have NEVER had any vertical grounds installed. Unfortunately, transient amplitudes, waveform distortion, neutral voltage shifts, and sustained periods of overvoltage are still present in February of Please note open vertical ground wire on the left side of pole.
Powerful harmonics help damage delicate electronics. The above damage to power lines, telephone cables, and Cable TV was due to rotted and shallow buried poles. Seminole Boy Scout Camp, after hurricane Wilma. Please note the dark "lightning channel" on both sides of the open vertical ground.
This rotted pole is lucky to even be standing. This can be verified by studying lightning " flashover " on poles. This prevented the proper operation of an Iridium Satellite Phone. See results below, after hurricane Wilma.
When my own Tektronix Spectrum Analyzer was fried, I took a look around the area. This Fpl case report that a typical utility vertical 6 copper wire is a poor lightning ground, because of its high impedance.
Water and sewer pipes are PVC, and therefore not conductors. Perhaps this main feeder should have been re-routed, or at least buried as it passed in front of the trees at the Boy Scout Camp.
The base of this pole was so rotted that I could put half of my hand inside. Children playing near the base of this tree could be electrocuted.
Children and adults could be killed coming in contact with this overgrown vegetation trees touching bare 15, volt power lines, a negligent safety hazard reported 3 months earlier.
Safety - yours and ours - and getting your power back with as little inconvenience and as quickly as possible.
I can stick my whole hand inside this pole. The splices in both the 15, volt lateral bare wire top and the neutral wire belowindicate an on-going problem. These overgrown trees are just waiting to fall on the feeder on the right side of the road.
FPL reported that 3. The top, bare power line called a "lateral" carries 15, volts to transformers on backyard poles, and comes in contact with trees overgrown vegetationelectrifying these trees, leaving tell-tale burn marks on branches. The above pictures were taken onon just one block.
Davie Town Code Compliance never bothered to even check it out, leaving the residents of the Town where these pictures were taken with unsafe conditions, and to fend for themselves in this hurricane-prone area.Watch video · mint-body.com is optimized for the following browsers and mobile operating systems: IE 9+, Firefox 31+, Chrome 37+, Safari +, Apple iOS 7+ and Android 4+.
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