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What happens when you shoot a power transformer?
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Anyone know/seen it happen/thought about it?
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>>28496798
It explodes, knocks out the power for half a block, a power guy comes out to fix it, sees it was shot, files a police report. Then, you get arrested and thrown in prison for malicious destruction of city property
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In short, nothing good.

Longer answer, probably you'll just knock power out for your street/block/area, and when the power company comes to repair it or check any cameras that might have caught you they will report weapons damage to the authorities. If caught, you will go to jail.

There is a small chance your round(s) might expose a cable running AC and drag it to a ground, in which case many sparks and likely an explosion will follow. You will probably die.
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Crappy 80s music plays while they die.
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>>28496826
Goddamn, there must not be a single unsolved crime in your area.
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>>28496826
I would doubt they would found the suspect for a very long time if at all unless he leaves a brass case with his finger prints all over it and the cops manage to find that brass.
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>>28496798
I know of a guy that shot one, all that came out was like fucking water. Can anybody explain?
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>mfw people shoot transformers and fiber boxes because they think the government is using them to spy on them
>mfw I need to explain to a customer that the fiber box being used for their 10gig point to point was shot for the third time in the same location
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>>28496989
Are you sure it wasn't a water tank?
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>>28496991
Fucking rednecks.
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>>28497010
Idk, It was just one of the giant cylander things hanging off the side of power poles.
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>>28496991
I'm glad I live out in nowhere so I don't have to worry about some rowdy youngsters destroying power transformers.
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>>28497018
>implying it doesn't happen in inner cities

Of course sometimes there it's just some asshole self-immolating when he touches something bad while trying to steal copper.
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>>28497042
Back when power lines used to run along highways they put tanks up on all the power lines so drivers going through low population areas would be able to access fresh water or top off their radiator if they were overheating.

Sucks they really used to plan shit out back then.
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>>28497060
This was like, way back in the woods, not even near a road.
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>>28496989
it was oil. It is used for heat exchange.
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>>28497076
Probably a decommissioned highway used to run through there. Check your city records, you'll find out some interesting stuff sometimes.
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>>28496989
Its oil
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>>28497042
>>28496798
it will leak mineral oil until it either shorts or overheats. it's pretty anticlimactic. they're basically a 100ft sheet of metal coiled up with paper separating the coils coated in mineral oil
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>>28496798
Oil leaks out, it overheats and explodes, the grid goes down. FEMA rounds up everybody and the UN stations peacekeepers throughout the continental US.
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>>28496868
>Implying Stan Bush is crappy.

I would greet you universally but you don't have the touch.
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>>28498656
Wrong song, friend. When Megs shoots Ironhide and Ratchet some generic music is playing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2VqGJaQz4A
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http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/last-year-snipers-attacked-power-plant-california/357729/
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>>28496798
Well it will leak oil and then blow up because the oil is essential.
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>>28496798
>what happens?

After it blows and a bunch of people call the power company about how they don't have lights anymore, I have to come out and replace the fucking transformer at whatever hour of the day/night your dumb ass decided to shoot it, and I file a police report while cursing your name because I fucking hate trouble calls and just want to be napping
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>>28497051
How the hell do they manage that? The only copper that's accessible without climbing or using a bucket truck is the ground wire and rod, which is copper clad and also (unless it's some big fucking wire with some serious problems along the line) won't blow if you cut it. Also, being copper clad, it's worthless and will get your ass laughed out of the scrapyard
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>>28498042
>pretty anticlimactic
No, that much power shorting out is going to make one hell of an arc flash.
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>>28500612

How far will it arc? what is the danger zone on something like that?
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>>28500553
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>>28500644
OSHA says it's safe if you're greater than 42 inches away
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>>28500644
checked

Well no to sure because since I'm not a lineman or electrician but since it is electricity it's going to take the closest path of least resistance so i wouldn't want to be anywhere near it or standing on damp earth. Just look up a couple vids to get a general idea, i will say the arcs look pretty bad ass.
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>>28500569
These are not the brightest of individuals.

Well, for a short while they are the brightest of individuals.
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>>28500553

>I have to do my job

>Im so mad about it you stupid retards!

Sounds like you need a break buddy
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>>28500553
Kek, my dad works for First Energy and after the plant he worked in got shut down they sent him to a call center to monitor outages and dispatch line crews. The area he monitored was West Virginia and part of western Maryland, and apparently this shit happened all the time. WV was especially bad for car-pole collisions, and occasionally the residents wouldn't even report it.

Example:
>be my dad at work a year or so ago
>notices an outage in an area that wasn't reported by customers, dispatches a line crew
>fucked up transformer near some guy's house
>line crew asks if they had power and if not, why they didn't call
>"eh, I figured you guys would realize it and send someone out eventually"
>this is not an uncommon occurance and outages in WV can last 2-3 days before being noticed by the company
>one time it was out for a week but the people effected had generators so they didn't care
>sometimes the meter readers are the ones that discover people are without electricity

Also, that's a verbatim quote from the WV guy, my dad says it was a really common mentality there (he's since left that office job to go back to a power plant). He hated it though, the customers in the area he monitored destroyed shit frequently and he was supposed to (as per First Energy guidelines) approve everything the line crews did before they did it (even though they knew exactly what to do, and he knew they knew what to do; most of the time, he ignored that rule).

Wow, that post got really off-topic.
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>>28500838
It's not my job to fix stupid shit like that, but since the foreman has such a huge boner for storm and trouble calls, he requested that our crew be first on call for shit like that. I mean fuck, we're just a feeder hardening crew usually. I'm just trying to skate along on the easy street till that northern pass job starts up and I can do some man shit again. Till then, I wanna be as low-key as possible.
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>>28500769

That's it? I figured at least 20 feet or so. Shit, lightning can travel miles and some substations pack as much juice as a bolt of lightning.
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>>28496798
Seen, yes
though about, no because high amperage shit is not to be fucked with. You'll be dead before you even realize you're becoming human bacon.
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>>28496798
The oil inside begins to leak out, it over heats and catches fire assuming the power company doesn't catch it soon.
You then lose power and get put in prison when caught.
You also would not be able to post on 4chan.
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Electrician here, depending on the transformer it may or may not be filled with oil. Depending on damage done it will stop working because the circuit is broken, the transformer will short and losee power, or the transformer will break down from heat after the loss of fluid and short a winding and lose power. So really the only thing that will happen is people will lose power and the poor fuckers who have to fix it will hate you.
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>>28496991
>>28497049
I live in Minnesota.
We mostly have to worry about the fucktards that forget how to drive when it snows and slide off the road and take out these control boxes.
Because where's the best place to put these fucking things?
Near a god damn intersection, often at the end of a T intersection, because who's stupid enough to go 60+ on a snow covered, windy, dirt country road?
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>>28500569
Meth heads trying to steal copper out of street lights.
inb4 >florida
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/man-stealing-copper-wire-electrocuted-orange-county-deputies-say
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>>28496868
>Crappy

Some of your guys need to get real, apply yourself, and find out what the real world is all about - LAV
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>>28500953

What happens when tards shoot out these and a phase drops onto another phase? Giant arc, or just a bang and a fuse somewhere down the line goes off with a just as loud bang?
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>>28501011
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>>28501011
Not him but I do linework for a living and if that shit dropped into another phase, there would be a fucking gigantic explosion and the line would probably melt into a bunch of other shit. Depending on where that is and how hard it sags, you'd have a horrifying grass/forest fire on your hands
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>>28500569
you have idiots at times try to take the bus bars and service cables from big switch-gear and panels. unless its dead when they grab at it they cook real good.
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>>28501011
When shit goes phase to phase it will usually produce some spectacular fireworks until the amperage rating 0f the circuit is met. Depending on the sensitivity of the cicuit protection it will trip out really quick or low a fuse. I'm not sure but I don't thin high voltage distribution is particularly sensitive.
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>>28501011
Flash crack and bang. No power to parts of the grid. Don't be near it or it can arc to you
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>>28501069
>Don't be near it or it can arc to you

How close? Are we talkin hundreds of feet or just a few?
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>>28496798
The real old transformers contain an oil that is rich with PCB's. That is a chlorinated hydrocarbon like DDT and Chlordane. Very toxic and does not go away once in you. May cause a whole bunch trouble if you shoot that transformer.
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>>28496798
Mfw I work for county utilities
Mfw people doing this got me called in over Christmas to fix the line
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>>28501081
They recomended 10 feet for residential and 20 to 30 for high voltage, and in most circumstances you will have to wear a Faraday cage suit to work with this stuff. It's pretty dope, look it up.
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My dad was doing electrical work and left the face plate off a light switch. I didn't know this and without looking I went to turn on the light so I could see when walking down the stairs.
My hand slipped inside the light switch and touched a live wire.
I remember feeling the current go through my arm, my body tensed up, then I remember falling slightly forward, from there I went unconscious and then I woke up at the bottom of the stairs.

I do not fuck with electrical shit.
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>>28501081
you have a arc zone about 4-6 ft around each of those cables. i would stay about a good 50 ft from the pole if you want to feel the arc blast and not get hurt.
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>>28501119
Yeah it sucks, I got hit today in fact. It was only 120 but I never get used to it.
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>>28496989
Some transformers have an insulating oil inside, to my knowledge frequently plain jane mineral oil.

I assume without that you would get arcs from one coil (is that the proper terminology?) to the other and possibly an explosion.

Transformers are fucking LOUD when they blow.
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>>28501081
It depends on the voltage, height of the tower, humidity, weather (has it rained, are you wet). Its not a good idea. Plus the high voltage lines are something that will cause a big show and definitely light anything combustible in the area it touches. If your Inna woods prepare for a forest fire
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>>28501119
lol house wiring is pussy shit. zapped my self all the time since i was the only one that knew which breaker turned off what in my family.
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>>28501148
Wow you must be a tough guy. Please regale us all with more tales of your manliness
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>mfw about to graduate my EE degree
>mfw trying to get a job with the power or phone company
>mfw seeing dumbass threads like this

>mfw I dont even have a reaction image to suit the stupidity of this thread

Seriously people, don't shoot transformers or other electrical equipment. All you're gonna do is knock out the power for some dumb saps and maybe maybe cause a small explosion, which I admit would be pretty cool to see, and if the power company finds out who you are they'll probably ass-fuck you on your bills for life. Without lube.
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>>28501148
Wow anon, that's pretty dumb.
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>>28501165
I bet he masturbates on the daily using jumper cables attached to car batteries to tickle his nipples
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>>28501166
Do you have any field experience anon, what school?
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>>28501148
...
If you zapped yourself all the time, you clearly didn't know the breakers as well as you thought you did.
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>>28501191
No, and local community college

I've talked to quite a few people from AT&T through my work in the past few months, and they all say the last time they hired in my area was like a year and a half ago, and they only hired like 5 people then.
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>>28501255


Fuck that gay shit, get into an apprenticeship for linework. The pay is so much better and the work (IMO) is way more fun. There were some jobs I worked where I was riding quad bikes inna woods and swamp buggies to get to our work site every day. You can also get certified for working off of choppers on some highline transmission jobs which is bad ass
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Tip: save some of the oil in a jar, scoop it up however you can. It contains PCBs which basically give it healing properties.
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>>28496798
It changes into a jet with legs and arms and beats you senseless. I hope.
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>>28501165
>>28501174
>>28501209
its called family letting me down. especially when im up in the attic or across the house troubleshooting hoe they broke something. i tell them to go turn it off and nope they killed the garage or something else other than where i was.
its not that i think im a toughguy its just that it doesnt really hurt,
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>>28496989

They're filled with lightweight oil.

Old ones had PCB bearing oils, he may have the cancer now.
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>>28501283
i considered doing line work but i got into an inside wireman union. decent enough til i almost got hit and ran over by some high up hospital shmucks in a parking garage i was working in.
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>dad worked for electric company growing up
>Danger: Contains PCB stickers everywhere
>water cooler, lunch box, etc
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>>28501337
Yeah, it doen't hurt or anything but it's not like anything i have ever felt, it's really creepy.
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>>28501369
from my days as a construction electrician i have tons of stupid safety stickers attached to my
hardhats.
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>>28501362
as long as you're union, it's all good brother
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>>28501322
kek
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>>28501381
meh i burnt a chunk of my finger out when i was fucking with a broken vacuum at 15. worst feeling i ever had. the arc was right on my finger.
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>>28501401
Fuck unions. They're the cancer that is killing /b/
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>>28496798
can anybody ID this pistol. im sure its not real but its a neat concept.
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>>28501401
was, they kicked me out after that incident considering i starting yelling at the douche that almost took out my ladder,(running emt in the 2-3ft fins of a concrete parking garage, fucker was probably doing 20 in there. jobsite had no cones until i asked where they were.)
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>>28501441
unions are communist in general.
>source
>used to be part of IAM technically always will be.
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>>28501470
Yep, pretty much while I called them cancer
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>>28496798
That's not the worst pistol render I've seen. I think it looks kind of cool
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>>28501441

>>28501470
>"unions are bad!"

said no one in a good union, ever
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>>28501470
they have become like any other company now that is more concerned with profits than keeping the workers working,
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>>28501496
there are good ones but some of the bad ones holy fuck.
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>>28501496
Why would you bitch about something that benefits you? I don't like unions but saying "well I'm in a union and they're great" is obviously a biased opinion.

Fuck unions BTW, this isn't the 1920s working kids to death in the coal mined
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>>28501496
Unions kill the job market and drive prices up. Fuck off with your allowable tools and union dues.
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>>28501545
the only thing unions have now it a guaranteed level of competency, that's if they never compromised the training to absorb the low skilled illegals to gain more power( form of money and votes)
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To get this back on board topic, how bout the rail guns my sparky bros
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>>28501545
>>28501518
Unions for my line of work are fucking necessary. They keep the bigger power companies at bay and fight to stop them from making us do shit by unit and rushing us, because that's how people get fucking killed- trying to meet some retarded quota for the day. I appreciate that I have a group behind my back that'll tell a company "no, fuck you, we're gonna take the extra 30 minutes to glove and sleeve up before every pole we do, because that's the safe way to do it and if that means we only get 4 poles done a day then we only get 4 poles done a day and you can fucking deal with it".

There's a reason non-union line jobs have a lot more accidents and issues in general. Half the shit I do is fix what the rat companies fucked up in the first place. Fuck you if you think having a group behind you that fights for your rights as a worker and human being is bad.
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>>28501577
doable but not portable atm. need better batteries and lower heat loss metals
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>>28501577
rail guns mite b cool

I know they just built one for some ship, right?
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>>28501599
he speaks truth. there are good competent rats but they are few.
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>>28501599

Kill yourself, scum.
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>>28501630
I'd have probably been killed long ago if I wasn't working for a union company ;^)
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>>28501599
This is the first time I've read a pro-union argument that actually made me adjust my opinion on them.
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>>28501599
shit I loved working at INTEL in Chandler,AZ. they made all companies follow union safety rules. hell 40ft runs of 4-5 tubes was normal in a day there.
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>>28501496
I was in a terrible union for a shit tier job.
I worked at a grocery store and for some reason there was a union for the maintenance workers.

One day I was forced to go outside and push in carts with no sun block, I'm a filthy half ginger and my dad has had multiple skin biopsies for possible skin cancer, so I asked someone else if they could do that for me, then went to my supervisor and asked if that person can do it for me today until I can get my own sunblock.
He gave me the choice of doing it or I don't have a job there anymore.
I left and when I called our union rep she had this bitch ass sarcastic tone and offered to come with me and hold my hand and talk to the manager about how he made me feel.
I just hung up on the cunt.
She did nothing for me and took part of my pay.

Fuck Rainbow Foods.
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>>28501671
lol fake as fuck my friend.
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>>28501599
Yeah, it's not like there are regulations that protect a worker from companies denying them safety precautions. Good thing those ancient concept of unions keep us safe. Everybody who isn't union sucks and is unsafe.
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>>28501688
Telling me what I experienced was fake?
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>>28501734
its not that they arent there its the fact that if you bring those up without the union at your back you get canned.
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>>28501734
In the world of linework, your half-assed attempts at sarcasm is the truth. The fact that I get better pay and training is just a little bonus for me
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>>28501599
I'm sure there's some good unions out there but for the most part any experience I've had dealing with them/ any major project has been a clusterfuck.
Show me a union that isn't full of corruption, or a major project that was finished on time on budget.

Fuck man the head of the truck drivers union in Boston never even drove trucks, how the fuck does that make sense
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>>28501751
sounds like a made up story to me.
Maintenance at a store like a grocery store is the schmucks they call in. unless you call maintenance cleaning and sweeping.
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>>28501763
Or working for a not shitty company. Unions are much more easy to abuse they may keep people safe but there are laws in place to protect workers from that abuse.>>28501766
Better that what exactly?
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Rainbow Foods no wonder the name says it all..He was a faggot by firing you but you did the right thing did not take any shit from a bully
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>>28500553
Hey there fellow lineman!
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>>28501877
yoo, what local are you? (even if you're rat, where you workin?)

hoping to get on that northern pass job when it opens up
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>>28501838
cant always be super picky about a job nowadays. back when i was fresh out of the military i had a chance to go be a diesel generator electrician in Qatar since was rated as a EM. said no and to this day wonder if i should have.
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>>28501671

>has a job
>works outside
>doesn't prep for outside work
>blames others
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>>28501788
Maintenance/Bagger was the position.
If we weren't mopping the floors, hanging pricing tags, pushing in carts, or taking the old food from the Leann Chins that was in the store to the rancid, sun baked garbage compactor, we were bagging groceries.

Our position was covered by, IIRC, the United Food and Commercial Workers union.
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>>28501948
They had previously supplied sunblock for the employees, but the manager at some point went full on kike mode and stopped supplying sunblock with no warning.
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>>28501937
I think that would have been wise, people need to work but people can work safe in construction and be protected why is lineman work any different.
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>>28496798
What happens if you drop a bucket of water on a transformer? Water isn't traceable.
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>>28502153
Because in linework, the threshold for being killed and killing everyone around you in an instant is a lot shorter. It's good to have a union at your back telling a company that you're not going to work by quota. The companies aren't specifically saying "no you can't glove and sleeve up or have a tailboard for every pole", but the numbers they want per day make it impossible to achieve within the workday without skimping on safety measures.

Again, I reiterate- in this job, if you make a mistake up in the primary, not only are you dead, but everyone around you is dead as well. Not injured, not badly hurt, but dead with a capital D. Electricity does not fuck around for a single second. The fact that companies try to push rat workers to go fast and get x amount of shit done a day is ridiculous and dangerous. They push profit before safety and if you cannot fathom why that is retarded, you're a lost cause and I would never want to work with you in my trade.
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>>28501337
>its called family letting me down
it's called not having a $5 multimeter
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>>28501444
filename
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>>28502280
a non contact tester would have been in that range a good multimeter is 50 to 100+ not what i could afford until i got a job, didnt know about those when i was doing it.
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>>28502115
Did they provide underwear for you when you forgot to wipe, too?
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>>28496989
They are filled with oil.>>28496989
>>28496989
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>>28502510
Not all of them mong
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>>28500975
> people forgetting how to drive in snow every goddamn year here.

Every time it shows I'll see a car in the ditch nearly every quarter mile on the highways. I've taken to packing a big shovel and tow straps in my jeep to assist the hapless fucks now.
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>>28502268
You do t need to tell me how dangerous electricity is senpai, I work with 480 daily and 13.8 on the regular. An arc flash is a possibility with nearly every job I do, and getting blasted with heat the equivalent of the surface of the sun. I understand why you think the way you do but there is a way to do it without unions, like I said, osha for construction. They protect a worker.
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>>28502310
A tic tracer is all you would have needed to prevent touching hot wires champ.
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>>28496798
It just explodes
and then people fix it
and then the area where the transformer was connected to is out of power until its fixed
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>>28502626
What a shitpost.
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>>28502572
I pulled a guy out of a car once.

Left as soon as I could since I was going to run late for work.

The guy said he was heading to a showing for a house, I'll guess he was the realtor, and was running late so he was speeding.
The guy lost control, crossed over oncoming traffic, went off the road and the car impacted the ground, went airborne, flipped, and spun around coming to rest on the passenger side.

The vehicle hit the ground so hard it cracked the radiator, visibly bent the frame in the front end, and cracked the beads on the tires on driver's side, it hit so hard it carved into the frozen earth.
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>>28502726
Goddamn, dude was lucky he didn't get shredded. I helped out a dude who rolled his SUV in front of me once.

> takes an onramp going way too fucking fast on the snow
> slides, over corrects, hits bank and flips
> pull up behind him he climbs out of window and immediately starts clawing at the rear passenger window
> oh fuck he's got a kid in there
> ask if I can help, mag light ready to bust window
>"my dog, I can't find my dog!"
> what
> dog comes running up from behind, apparently was ejected and unscathed, looking excited as fuck.
> chill with the dude in my car until bolice arrive
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>>28501107
well, there goes my plan for harvesting oil in the event of the happening. Not like i could lose power if there is no power to be had
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>>28496989
They use mineral oil inside the transformer to cool it.
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>>28502831
>dog comes running up from behind, apparently was ejected and unscathed, looking excited as fuck.
that dog will never experience anything like that ever again.
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>>28505530
Now I'm sad ;_;
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>>28496798
Relevant http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/02/snipers-coordinated-an-attack-on-the-power-grid-but-why/283620/
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>>28500840
Holy shit the amount of people who crash their cars into poles around here astounds me. Either the wind or some tard in a neon takes out the pole, and I'm stuck with my phone and gorka for warmth at like 3 am.
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>>28500553
More than one lineman here? What local are u guys?
1547 here
And usually any lineman I know love those calls. It's all double time.
>>28501877
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>>28502268
Agreed. Sounds like u have the right mentality
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>>28501505
>this
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>>28496798

Do sights like these exist?
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>>28500934
Lightning travels for miles when ion chains in the air line up properly. Energy arcing out of a transformr is not dependent on that extended ionization chain
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>>28505587
Poor pupper.
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>>28502614
I worked for a general contractor who's own office building did not meet OSHA standards. I'm talking faulty wiring, black mold everywhere, even the main office, and questionable construction (I was just an estimator, but I doubt using salvaged materials from demo jobs was super safe).

You really fucking need second and third opinions on stuff.
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>>28506744
Oh and I forgot to add that this GC was able to get away with this because he was drinking/golfing buddies with the local OSHA rep. I even reported it but nothing got changed and no OSHA folks investigated it.

Same town had the largest restaurant owner literally fucking the health inspector and I have seen that place leave uncooked chicken on the floor all day (dating a waitress there, got to be in the kitchen alot).

I WISH there were unions here, or something besides corrupt government officials. I know unions aren't immune to corruption, but that extra layer of "protect workers and consumers" would be nice, plus it'd make total corruption of the system, like that town has now, more difficult to do and to hide.
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>>28500703
is this .gif from boardwalk?
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>>28496991
Reminds me of when I was doing outsourced tech support for Verizon DSL back in '11 when they had their workers strike.

mfw the internal comments for the outage were technician sabotage
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>>28496989

That's a water tower, Charlie.
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>>28501545
fuck off, if non union contractors are running 80% of the job market and its shit; there's no one to blame but those ratty bastards.
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>>28501182
Too bad car batteries don't work the way the bad guys make them seem
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>>28497060
>this entire post
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>>28502211
They get rained on all the time..
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>>28496985
That is why you bring a case from the range with some random persons fingerprints on it and leave behind.
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>>28505891
>it's all double time


not in local 66 it isn't
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>>28500838

I bet you are one of those people that go into a public bathroom then pee on the toilet paper and shit on the toilet seat

>Its the janitor's job, why would he be mad
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>>28496798
want that fucking gun
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>>28501140
Fuck that. Most of my work is around 345's, and I don't even like the induction making my hair stand up.
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>>28511367
I have shit on the floor, then pick it up with some gloves and then wiped it on the walls...It was a spite shit and it was great. It was all hard, and sticky and really suflery/hot.
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>>28505860
Oh man, I lived in Sacramento for a few years, and was blown away by how often it happened there. It was rare that a day passed without the news featuring somebody crashing into something stupid, and there was one street near me in particular where poles got taken out every few weeks like clockwork.

The general level of driving in that area is absolutely appalling, I don't know if it's that they have high rates of drunk or high driving or what, but it turned me into a super-paranoid driver. It's crazy, you drive around and almost every car on the road, even ones that are almost brand new, has some kind of body damage. I was so glad to own a sporty car, because it saved my ass a whole bunch of times, either by being able to accelerate out of situations or by having good enough brakes and tires to stop before getting taken out by red light runners and stuff.
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>>28511536
Yeah, I was just being a dumbass with a broken HID bulb, most of the stuff I work on is 480 and 13.8kv.
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From a lineschool queer.
You knock out power, most likely cause an arc, could cause thousands in damages and you get arrested/fined for destruction of city property depending on how your electricity is brought to you.
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>>28501337
It's called, you are an insecure fucktard braggert who thought he could act tough on the internet.
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>>28513170
Not as bad as SC.
>everyone drives 10-20 UNDER the speed limit
>everybody still wrecks
Turn signals are a foreign thing there. If you are an out-of-stater and use your turn signal you will legitimately freak people out badly enough to cause a crash.

Also, almost nobody uses headlights. Ever. There are actually body shops that specialize in disabling the auto-headlights on newer cars.
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>>28496850
>Implying anything in distrubution is direct burried that shallow or not in conduit.
>>28496989
Its not water, its a coolant and if its an old transformer its poisionus as fuck.
>>28497090
>Heat exchange.
Its called cooling...
>>28498042
It's copper coiled up.
>>28500644
Depends on voltage.

Annnd now I stopped checking comments
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This has been an suprisingly interesting and informative thread
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>>28513292
>lineschool


how's it feel to waste money just to get into the apprenticeship as a 2nd or 3rd step
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>>28500569
They find a riser pole which has power going into a conduit, they cut the conduit and try to steal the copper that is inside insulation.
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>>28513407
Pretty good considering thats not how it works.
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>>28496798
you mean like the dudes that shot the round parts that cool them
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>>28513435
All the guys I know coming up from lineschools say they came into the apprenticeship a few steps higher. Seems like a waste of money to me but if you got a different story, I'm interested in hearing it. You rat or union?

>>28513410
imagining that is hilarious as fuck
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>>28513508
Imo I don't think its a waste if you pay for a good school, you'll know more going into the industry, you wont look like a complete idiot to the company, cpr and first aid certs, cdl, rescue certs, and academics, you look a hell of a lot better on paper, especially if youre forst gen lineman.
I used to work for a telecom company out near the beaches then I went union and currently waiting for calnev to reopen. So just working construction in the mean time because fuck underground tech right now.
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>>28513558
I guess I'm biased because I got my start in the trade by grunting for a little while before putting my application in. You in Cali? Not too far from me, I'm in Texas for now till that northern pass job opens up.
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>>28501362
Local 134 Chicago here. I don't care how high up a person is, they can own the company for all I care. If you put my safety at risk I'm going to let you know exactly how I feel, or maybe I take a dive off the ladder, blame it on the suit and get a paid vacation.
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>>28513657
Yeah, I mean I get that point too, makes sense because you guys worked to get where you are and we come in a little under you, but it's like anywhere else, if you pay your way to get in it's a little easier to get in, and I'm only 10k in debt.
And are you talking about the job from Nevada to Cali?
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>>28513657
local 20 in grand prairie is a shit hole. thats inside wireman though.
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>>28513743
66 as a lineman sucks ass too, this whole state is just rats with union badges

>>28513728
>only 10k in debt

Damn dude at cali rate you'll have that paid off in like 6 months easy.

And nah, I'm talking that job in New England. 104 just successfully bid it I think
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>>28501788
Maintenance at a grocery store is cleaning and sweeping
t. Guy who used to work maintenance at a grocery store (I used to have to go puch carts occasionally too, but I just did it because I am not a bitch boi and didn't get fired )
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>>28496798
On the technical side... it'll might disable it... But it'll probably drain the coolant. Then when that happens it'll catch fire. Then it'll go boom.

On the legal side... See below.
>>28496826
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>>28514814
How does coolant work if these things don't actually cycle the liquid
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>>28514959
its an insulator to keep it from shorting inside the can.
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>>28500838
People like you are the worst
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>>28513743
>>28513728
>>28513657
>>28513558
>>28513508
This is some mafia shit.

>I'm still waiting on that job.
>You rat or union?
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>>28500553
>I make $56/hour
>I have to work
>
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>>28500553
At 5x pay right union worker on a holiday at 2am.
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>>28500838
You are the bitch in pic related
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>>28496991
But anon government spies on citizens in the Internet. So they are right about fiber boxes.
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>>28496798
Feeb thread.
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