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Oct 20, 2011 13:36 |  #5131

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When my eldest son was fighting his way into the world they left us alone in the delivery room, just to calm my nerves I hit the gas & air pretty hard, so much so that when the midwife popped in for a quick check she told my wife to lay off the gas for a while as she would not feel the benefit of it using it as an air substitute. I have apologised many times since.

LOOOOOOOL!!!!

i'm expecting my first in shy of five weeks and i was joking with the Misses that she should pick the gas so i can grab a huff once in awhile for the nerves. ;)


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Oct 20, 2011 13:42 |  #5132

^ congratulations


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Oct 20, 2011 13:43 |  #5133

congrats


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Oct 20, 2011 13:50 as a reply to  @ Big Apple Photography's post |  #5134

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Well honestly it is my standard "safety third" approach but it is in there.

Truth. :)


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Oct 20, 2011 14:15 |  #5135

My grandpa (77) just had a mini-heart attack... :sad:


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Oct 20, 2011 14:19 as a reply to  @ misspix's post |  #5136

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I have done live hands-on work on 240kV (phase-to-phase) before. Even though full safety procedures were strictly adhered too, it was still a bit exciting the first time doing it. :)

Probably quite a few more amps that I'm playing with. 120v mains still scares the crap out of me. Can't imagine the stuff feeding that.

Though I remember a while back walking under a set of those really high voltage lines (I'm going to guess 400-500kV) and hearing them hum and crackle. It was a bit spooky, to be honest. I saw a video of a lineman working from a helicopter to perform maintenance on the line. he stuck out a probe, the arc jumped a few feet, then he was brought in closer until the probe was touching and he could hook a clip to the line, then climbed on, did his thing, and did the same thing in reverse.

Takes one heck of a heli pilot to hover within a couple feet of the power lines, that's for sure!


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Oct 20, 2011 14:20 |  #5137

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My grandpa (77) just had a mini-heart attack... :sad:

:'( sorry to hear. Hope he'll be OK.


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Oct 20, 2011 14:23 |  #5138

Big Apple Photography wrote in post #13280276 (external link)
My grandpa (77) just had a mini-heart attack... :sad:

I hope he is okay.


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Oct 20, 2011 14:28 |  #5139

We can use any spiritual support we can get...


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Oct 20, 2011 16:19 as a reply to  @ Big Apple Photography's post |  #5140

Big Apple Photography wrote in post #13280276 (external link)
My grandpa (77) just had a mini-heart attack... :sad:

I am sorry to hear that, I hope he will be okay.


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Oct 20, 2011 16:39 as a reply to  @ misspix's post |  #5141

Harm wrote in post #13280044 (external link)
Fun stuff. The highest I've had to go and play with is 480kV systems. But I don't do too much other than some inspections and advise for upgrading with a team of people :D

We have 500kV lines here too, but you probably are somewhat aware of the NA grid. I never got to work on that hot.

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My grandpa (77) just had a mini-heart attack... :sad:

Sorry to hear, hope he recovers good.

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Probably quite a few more amps that I'm playing with. 120v mains still scares the crap out of me. Can't imagine the stuff feeding that.

Though I remember a while back walking under a set of those really high voltage lines (I'm going to guess 400-500kV) and hearing them hum and crackle. It was a bit spooky, to be honest. I saw a video of a lineman working from a helicopter to perform maintenance on the line. he stuck out a probe, the arc jumped a few feet, then he was brought in closer until the probe was touching and he could hook a clip to the line, then climbed on, did his thing, and did the same thing in reverse.

Takes one heck of a heli pilot to hover within a couple feet of the power lines, that's for sure!

They are bonding on to bring themselves to the same potential as the line. I did my hot work out of a bucket on a crane with an insulated boom. The bucket had a metal liner, and we wore full body suits that had metal thread in the fabric. The suit was bonding to the bucket liner, ans as we got close we bonded to the line with a clamp on the end of a pole (hot-stick). This brought us up to the potential of the line. Kinda line a bird on a wire. Still, using tools we would still draw a significant arc when using them on connectors.


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Oct 20, 2011 17:05 as a reply to  @ BearLeeAlive's post |  #5142

Big Apple Photography wrote in post #13280276 (external link)
My grandpa (77) just had a mini-heart attack... :sad:

Prayers for a full and speedy recovery.



Conversation today is potentially shocking. ;)


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Oct 20, 2011 17:07 |  #5143

Sorry to hear about your grandpa, Raz. Hope he recovers quickly.



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Oct 20, 2011 17:13 |  #5144

Hope your grandpa recovers quickly.


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Oct 20, 2011 17:40 as a reply to  @ Woolburr's post |  #5145

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Conversation today is potentially shocking. ;)

Wire you saying that. :lol:


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