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Old 03-04-2018, 08:07 PM   #21
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It's all about the trees NOT being cut down. We had a wind storm on July 19th and an ice storm on November 30th of 2006. In each case, over 50% of St. Louis City and 25% of St. Louis County where with out power, for a minimum of 3-Days and up to 2-Weeks for some. The local Utility (Ameren) had cut back on cutting back the trees Cost them plenty that year. Plus, we found that the bullets will fly for gasoline and ice during summer heat, but not as much during winter cold.
Same here, the sheer number of compromised and outright rotten trees in utility right of ways in my area is staggering. I believe the only solution to this problem is to clear cut all right of ways despite the inevitable protests from the tree huggers. It's not longer sufficient to just do branch removal, they have to start taking these huge trees down completely.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:11 PM   #22
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Good question, I doubt insurance covers spoiled product.

Larger chains probably able to survive something like that, but I would imagine it pretty devastating financially for a small operation.
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Larger chains probably able to survive something like that, but I would imagine it pretty devastating financially for a small operation.
The large chains will bring in dry ice and close up all the reach in coolers with blankets in a power failure, or they will bring in a trailer generator if it's more than a few hours. Iwire used to post about this a lot if you remember.
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This is one of the poles that is still intact. It's probably compromised and will break in the next storm, and they'll be out there doing it all over again.

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I remember the discussions about stores wired in romex. Vaguely something about the generators, now that you mention it.
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This is one of the poles that is still intact. It's probably compromised and will break in the next storm, and they'll be out there doing it all over again.
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You guys earned your pay on that storm! I think it caused more problems than hurricane Bob back in 91.
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Same here, the sheer number of compromised and outright rotten trees in utility right of ways in my area is staggering. I believe the only solution to this problem is to clear cut all right of ways despite the inevitable protests from the tree huggers. It's not longer sufficient to just do branch removal, they have to start taking these huge trees down completely.
It's only going to get worse due to all the die off caused by the moths and drought. So many dead and dying trees here in my town.
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Another one on the way, I'm getting tired of clearing my driveway.
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Too bad it costs so much to bury everything.
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Too bad it costs so much to bury everything.
The span in my pics on this thread actually should be buried, at least for this section over the water. It would cost a fortune since it's a set of 23 kv sub distribution feeders and another of 13.8 distribution. They would have to run 6" RMC and attach it to the bridge nearby, but it's doable.
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The first picture looks like they made a temporary repair and got he line back hot without taking the time to replace the pole. Will come back after everyone is on and do that.
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No power company guarantees power or pays for spoiled food. If it's that important to you buy a generator.
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Is there still plenty of work since after the nor'easter?
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