Pylon Wires???

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Offline Bev

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Pylon Wires???
« on: 27/03/2008 14:27:01 »
Hello
I NEED to know how they get the wires on Pylons from one Pylon to another.  Iv'e asked random people over a period of time and no-one has a sensible answer.  Do You Know???

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Pylon Wires???
« Reply #1 on: 27/03/2008 19:49:46 »
Basically, the same way you would string a washing line. The cable is fastened to 1 pylon, then pulled tight and fastened the other end. They have to be strung at the right tension; too tight and they could break, too loose and wind could cause them to oscillate dangerously, or snow could cause them to sag too much.

Obviously, mechanical equipment is used to tighten them & measure the tension.

It's pretty straightforward really.
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Pylon Wires???
« Reply #2 on: 27/03/2008 22:32:26 »
They only turn on the power once it's all up!

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« Reply #3 on: 27/03/2008 23:02:44 »
Indeed. It could be a bit frazzly otherwise. Fried linesman, anyone?  [:D]
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