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Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas

 
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Mike Cain, spokesman for Oncor, said he could not confirm that cause for all the locations but that power company inspectors were out trying to determine the cause of the fires.

power lines only designed to carry 5mw cant support 7mw drain.
The cost to replace just this us painted rust would serverly hamper shareholders 'banking institutions and the mega rich's' profits.

Youd think you would hear of these kinda stories in a bannana republic.
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Thank you TexasDeck
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water does not conduct electricity.
impurities in water conducts electricity.
you could stand in a bucket of distilled water, put jumper cables in both sides, attach it to a car battery, and you won't get shocked.
electricity is the movement of electrons.
water is a perfect molecule. no extra electrons to bump off, no voids to fill.
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Ok, this is the jouney lineman's explanation. Dust is the likely cause. Texas has been dry. Usually the rain washes the dust away...When there is a bulid up of dust, then fog, the minerals in the fog causes the electricity to arc to the pole and cause the pole to catch fire.

So, there you have it, no conspiracy. Solar activity is not going to hit just Texas, guys. :-)

Hope this helps.
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That's what I said the very first time...:-) The minerals in the fog...

:-)
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
May not have anything to do in relation. This morning at my work a transformer blew and was really loud. Our store power went out and the adjacent stores power also. This is in VA, so it is far away from Texas but just throwing it out there.
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water does not conduct electricity.
impurities in water conducts electricity.
you could stand in a bucket of distilled water, put jumper cables in both sides, attach it to a car battery, and you won't get shocked.
electricity is the movement of electrons.
water is a perfect molecule. no extra electrons to bump off, no voids to fill.
 Quoting: Alufiend 29210298


Ok, this is the jouney lineman's explanation. Dust is the likely cause. Texas has been dry. Usually the rain washes the dust away...When there is a bulid up of dust, then fog, the minerals in the fog causes the electricity to arc to the pole and cause the pole to catch fire.

So, there you have it, no conspiracy. Solar activity is not going to hit just Texas, guys. :-)

Hope this helps.
 Quoting: StormeyGoddess


That's what I said the very first time...:-) The minerals in the fog...

:-)
 Quoting: StormeyGoddess


I tried to relay exactly what he said the first time around. I am just a simple girl. I know how to make a sammich and bring beer. :-)..I don't claim to understand electricity, but thanks for the lesson.
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Probably drunk wetbacks running their Astro vans into the poles causing them to short out...it happens a lot around here...
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
OK is the sun really quite???????????



 Quoting: Goofy for God


quite what ???


Adverb: quite
To a degree (not used with a negative)

Adjective: quiet (quieter, quietest)
Characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity

wtf
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Can someone put up a map with a grid that has these anomalies occurring? Curious to know if there is a path being created.
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maybe this:
[link to viewoutage.entergy.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29211434


Awesome,Thank you so much for that CroatACsunhf

You can clearly see that these are multiple events as the Key lists by Color the amount without Power,there are very large outages as well as totally isolated individual outages over quite a wide area - It is really quite strange.

I'm looking GfG.

[link to viewoutage.entergy.com] <--- The Outage Map.

Last Edited by Spittin'Cesium on 12/06/2012 06:48 PM
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The article states that they believe the cause of the pole fires are "dust buildup and a low lying fog". I understand the principles of how this could be causing a shorting out, resulting in fires. But, all this at one time. Come on!!!
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
Mike Cain, spokesman for Oncor, said he could not confirm that cause for all the locations but that power company inspectors were out trying to determine the cause of the fires.

power lines only designed to carry 5mw cant support 7mw drain.
The cost to replace just this us painted rust would serverly hamper shareholders 'banking institutions and the mega rich's' profits.

Youd think you would hear of these kinda stories in a bannana republic.
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I don't know who Mike Cain is but if this quote is accurate he might want to check his number cause he's talking out his ass lol. If power lines only carried 5 mega watts we'd all be lucky if we could run a lamp in our house.
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A Fire in Texas!!! WHO WOULDA THUNK...
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can't even say career - not in my lifetime have I heard of this," said DPS Trooper D. L. Wilson.

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Woah. And they are trained not to exaggerate but to report facts.
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
water does not conduct electricity.
impurities in water conducts electricity.
you could stand in a bucket of distilled water, put jumper cables in both sides, attach it to a car battery, and you won't get shocked.
electricity is the movement of electrons.
water is a perfect molecule. no extra electrons to bump off, no voids to fill.
 Quoting: Alufiend 29210298


You better make sure your standing in a glass bucket.Otherwise 'Kids,don't try this at home.
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
Mike Cain, spokesman for Oncor, said he could not confirm that cause for all the locations but that power company inspectors were out trying to determine the cause of the fires.

power lines only designed to carry 5mw cant support 7mw drain.
The cost to replace just this us painted rust would serverly hamper shareholders 'banking institutions and the mega rich's' profits.

Youd think you would hear of these kinda stories in a bannana republic.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29089036


I don't know who Mike Cain is but if this quote is accurate he might want to check his number cause he's talking out his ass lol. If power lines only carried 5 mega watts we'd all be lucky if we could run a lamp in our house.
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
water does not conduct electricity.
impurities in water conducts electricity.
you could stand in a bucket of distilled water, put jumper cables in both sides, attach it to a car battery, and you won't get shocked.
electricity is the movement of electrons.
water is a perfect molecule. no extra electrons to bump off, no voids to fill.
 Quoting: Alufiend 29210298


You better make sure your standing in a glass bucket.Otherwise 'Kids,don't try this at home.
 Quoting: Jeff 17623786


This is good advice,do not do that at Home!

H2O is a perfect carrier and combines with impurities,distilled Water is hard to find - Try a NPP.
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is That which shall be;
and that which is done is that which shall be done:and there is no new thing under the Sun.
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
The article states that they believe the cause of the pole fires are "dust buildup and a low lying fog". I understand the principles of how this could be causing a shorting out, resulting in fires. But, all this at one time. Come on!!!
 Quoting: JeepersCreepers


Basically it's means our equipment is old and wore out and instead of replacing it we gave our CEO a 17 million dollar bonus and I this is the best bullshit story I can come up with.

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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
This is from the dust and other contaminants collecting on the insulators. When the fog came, it was just enough moisture to cause the contaminants to collect. Over time, this build up causes the insulator to fail. When it fails, the distance from the Energized line to ground is shortened and it literally ionizes the air, and grounds. ELECTRICITY ONLY WANTS TO GOTO GROUND. It's called corona and I am the largest distributor of $100k cameras used to detect this
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I have a theory: they are recycling solar videos the way "burgalrs" in movies switch out security tape and loop scenes to make it look like real-time. That means that all of the data we are receving should correspond perfectly to some past chunk of time, and therfore could be proven, if all of the data was accessible/ just quantify all of the types of activity and then match it up with other 24hr cycles, and anything that looks similar should then be scrutinized until the match is found
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dust carries or causes high amounts of static electricity and the dust is out of control here in central Texas with the drought...not sure what the fuck all you lunatics are raving about the sun and shit, it was 75 degrees here today...you think there was a solar flare just directed at the Waco area? if you have an actual plausible theory then explain yourself! otherwise it's just a bunch of nonsensical bullshit your spouting.
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
This is from the dust and other contaminants collecting on the insulators. When the fog came, it was just enough moisture to cause the contaminants to collect. Over time, this build up causes the insulator to fail. When it fails, the distance from the Energized line to ground is shortened and it literally ionizes the air, and grounds. ELECTRICITY ONLY WANTS TO GOTO GROUND. It's called corona and I am the largest distributor of $100k cameras used to detect this
 Quoting: Woodoo


Thanks for explaining it in a way people could understand it! :-)

I was trying so hard to relay what I was told, but without Knowing exactly what my friend was talking about, ugh...kinda got lost in the translation.
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Heads up!

This is an orchestrated attack on Texas, carried out by the Feds -

Don't you DARE try to secede!

[link to www.theblaze.com]
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
This is from the dust and other contaminants collecting on the insulators. When the fog came, it was just enough moisture to cause the contaminants to collect. Over time, this build up causes the insulator to fail. When it fails, the distance from the Energized line to ground is shortened and it literally ionizes the air, and grounds. ELECTRICITY ONLY WANTS TO GOTO GROUND. It's called corona and I am the largest distributor of $100k cameras used to detect this
 Quoting: Woodoo


sorry dude didn't see your post nice to see an educated fellow here on glp and not another crazy ass superstitious schizophrenic...
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
dust carries or causes high amounts of static electricity and the dust is out of control here in central Texas with the drought...not sure what the fuck all you lunatics are raving about the sun and shit, it was 75 degrees here today...you think there was a solar flare just directed at the Waco area? if you have an actual plausible theory then explain yourself! otherwise it's just a bunch of nonsensical bullshit your spouting.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27515407


Thank you for that,I was unaware you guys were having such bad ongoing dust problems.

Did you guys have a serious dust storm Yesterday/Today or do you think it's due to a lack of maintenance combined with the dust issue?
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
This is from the dust and other contaminants collecting on the insulators. When the fog came, it was just enough moisture to cause the contaminants to collect. Over time, this build up causes the insulator to fail. When it fails, the distance from the Energized line to ground is shortened and it literally ionizes the air, and grounds. ELECTRICITY ONLY WANTS TO GOTO GROUND. It's called corona and I am the largest distributor of $100k cameras used to detect this
 Quoting: Woodoo


you are a distributor of caw caw. If i had a nickel for every grandiose claim some asswipe makes on here, you should just tell us that your uncle invented transformers and youre a doctor of fog phenomena
 Quoting: EugeneOregonAwakened


Eugene, Woodoo is absolutely right insulators, lighting arrestors, regulators, capacitor banks, autos, xfrms, cutouts, fuses, potheads, arcwhippers, etc.... fail all the time.
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
dust carries or causes high amounts of static electricity and the dust is out of control here in central Texas with the drought...not sure what the fuck all you lunatics are raving about the sun and shit, it was 75 degrees here today...you think there was a solar flare just directed at the Waco area? if you have an actual plausible theory then explain yourself! otherwise it's just a bunch of nonsensical bullshit your spouting.
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Thank you for that,I was unaware you guys were having such bad ongoing dust problems.

Did you guys have a serious dust storm Yesterday/Today or do you think it's due to a lack of maintenance combined with the dust issue?
 Quoting: Spittin'Cesium


Though,you didn't have to spout of to folks who'd said that so harshly.

But Thank You all the Same : )
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Heads up!

This is an orchestrated attack on Texas, carried out by the Feds -

Don't you DARE try to secede!

[link to www.theblaze.com]
 Quoting: 13th-Century



Hmmmm......whatever
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I'm still think something else could possibly have happened GfG - I'll keep my eye outhf

Edit:gah.

Last Edited by Spittin'Cesium on 12/06/2012 07:17 PM
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Re: Troopers are also reporting similar power pole fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Power outages sweeping across Central Texas
I bet somebody cheaped out on the equipment they used on those poles thinking nothing would ever happen - or at least not until they were long gone with the $.
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not that they purposely cheaped out. looking for the cheapest products they went to china, most likely where the bought crap, thinking it was the same as made here in the US. think - san onofre nuclear power plant who bought pipes from china that corroded 5 decades EARLY! not to mention other pipes accross the country experiencing the exact same poor craftmanship problems. oh, and did i mention -chinese drywall -yeh, look that up! ha!

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