Fun With Electricity

jay
11,201 Views 1 decade ago

Ok, this brings up a idea that I’ve been thinking about. Why to power companies still hang wire instead of bury the wire? I think that would be a lot safer, especially here in South Florida and our little hurricane problem.

7 Comments
  • tumblin_dice August 8, 2005

    You probaly know that more & more wire is going underground but unless you got the infrastructure (all the pipes, vaults, etc.) it's gotta be cheaper going through the air. Also, down in Florida I would guess the relative high water table is a consideration.

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  • ramyel August 8, 2005

    whats more funny is the guys talking like they know there shit hahahaa i bet theyre the one that hit that line

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  • fhwrestlr August 9, 2005

    That sucks for the guy operating that truck.One reason why power companies dont burry the power line might be because of the type of area you live in.For me in south Seattle you see power lines everywhere but on the eastside of town its all barried.Two other things, why was his boom so high, and why dosent he have a fiber glass one

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  • wicked_m4 August 9, 2005

    Hell, im glad they dont bury high power lines. I work in landscape construction and we've already hit gas lines. So im glad that electric isnt right next to it.

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  • bluntforce August 10, 2005

    i wwonder how far it knocked the crain operator? piss on the fire and call the dogs this hunt is over!

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  • b0b August 11, 2005

    If the cost of fuckups multiplied by the number of fuckups that happen is still less than the cost of buried cables, then they don't bury them :)

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  • looney February 14, 2006

    IT costs more to stick them under ground and repairs take far longer because u cant see the problem

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