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Date: 04/18/07 02:04 AM

53 Responses to High Voltage Cable Inspector

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 2:11 am
    Link: High Voltage Cable Inspector - This guy has an interesting job.
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    Figgy Male 18-29
    314 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 2:20 am
    Risk your life daily? No thanks.
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    LBlues Male 18-29
    713 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 2:28 am
    I enjoyed this video for some reason
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    jebler Male 18-29
    1142 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 2:28 am
    the music on that video made me have suicidal thoughts. dont know why. as for the topic of the video ive watched the discovery channel thing about linemen 5 times that i can remember. it wasnt really interesting the first time.
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    wierdwaffle Female 13-17
    160 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 2:42 am
    at 1:62 did anyone else see a giraffe thing?
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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 3:01 am
    This man could punch a giant in the testicles and stay cool-headed. And that`s not easy.
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    sogpop09 Male 18-29
    18 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 3:02 am
    "It`s not a job for a hot dog." - Words of Wisdom
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    Yumiii Female 13-17
    1382 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 3:03 am
    62? nice one wierdwaffle.
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    tna Male 13-17
    29 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 4:15 am
    what a guy............ imagine having to where that thing all day makes me shudder
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 4:37 am
    How is he NOT being electrocuted?
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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 4:40 am
    He explains it in the beginning, metal in the suit and the fact that electricity will take the path of least resistance.
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 4:45 am
    lol way to face all your fears at once.


    He must get some crazy hazard pay though.

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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2619 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 4:52 am
    mmmm hot dog
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    punk1n Male 18-29
    226 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 5:04 am
    ahahaha best comment ever!
    " pr0nneh (10 minutes ago)
    this guy has balls the size of the moon "
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    Djeniek Male 18-29
    210 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 6:20 am
    1.000.000 volt! No way!
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    Vikstar Female 18-29
    399 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 6:25 am
    That guy had a great voice for TV! He made it interesting. Nice video.
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    quedas Male 18-29
    164 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 8:20 am
    ahahaha best comment ever!
    " pr0nneh (10 minutes ago)
    this guy has balls the size of the moon "

    yeah, punk1n, I was wondering if anybody else had noticed that :D

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    will_lee Male 18-29
    99 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 8:52 am
    if I had his voice I would never stop talking
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    Shadowspell Male 18-29
    59 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 9:03 am
    Yeah, I found his voice rather enjoyable. Really made the movie, not just the being suspended seventy feet in the air on two wires that could kill you five times over...

    But really, no sarcasm, loved his voice.

    Balls of steel.

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    grreat747 Male 18-29
    36 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 9:18 am
    Volts don`t kill, Amps do!

    Taking into account Ohms law, the more volts the less amps.

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    jboxer Male 13-17
    28 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 9:59 am
    The power line guy doesn`t tea bag People He Potato sacks them.
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    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 10:37 am
    ROTFLDFAO! :
    "The power line guy doesn`t tea bag People He Potato sacks them."
    No doubt jboxer!
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    Demogorgon66 Male 18-29
    193 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 11:54 am
    "The power line guy doesn`t tea bag People He Potato sacks them."

    Coke meet monitor

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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    Shadowspell: "Balls of steel."


    So is that how he keeps the electricity "flowing" around him.

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    ancientgirl Female 30-39
    18 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 12:46 pm
    There is no amount of money in the world that would get me to do that.
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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 1:06 pm
    Not a job for a hotdog. Why? Because you can flash-fry it during your lunch break by putting it near the wires.

    Oh, and why he`s not being electrocuted, he explains. He`s wearing a faraday cage. It diverts the energy away from him.

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    Ult_Timmeh Male 13-17
    81 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    Best. Job. Ever.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 1:40 pm
    Saw this on a show once before, its pretty cool.

    But it was said, its not as dangerous as it seems. Voltage doesn`t kill people. There is little difference to humans in 100 volts and 1 000 000 volts.

    What you don`t want are amps. I forget the exact value, cause its been a while since I`ve looked at it (or watched Mythbusters :)) but all it takes is somewhere around a few tens of milliamps across the heart and you`re dead.

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    eddien Male 18-29
    11 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 1:46 pm
    "Volts don`t kill, Amps do!
    Taking into account Ohms law, the more volts the less amps. "

    What?!? Ohm`s Law is V = IR, thus voltage and current are proportional; if one increases the other does to, assuming resistance remains the same

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    BeanGreen Female 18-29
    122 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 2:39 pm
    Absolutely amazing. My grandfather used to work on telephone lines for a living. He`d climb the poles.
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    Devryl Male 13-17
    82 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 2:43 pm
    That guy has a great narrator voice.
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    grreat747 Male 18-29
    36 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 3:11 pm
    "What?!? Ohm`s Law is V = IR, thus voltage and current are proportional; if one increases the other does to, assuming resistance remains the same"

    YES RETARD, once I increase the voltage, resistance wont stay the same. Therefore to keep a constant resistance I would have to decrease the current.

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    DoggyTom Male 13-17
    94 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 3:20 pm
    His voice was soothing, and the music was great too.

    On a side note, I hate physics.

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    iansquall Female 18-29
    601 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 3:21 pm
    I watched this video in my physical science class last year, or at least a video similar. It was longer and they explained pretty much everything. It was interesting to watch.

    But you couldn`t even get my corpse to go up there o_o.

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    Ult_Timmeh Male 13-17
    81 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 3:31 pm
    There are 2 ways to get the same amount of electricity to places:
    1) High voltage, low current.
    2) Low voltage, high current.

    The first is safer, easier and cheaper, so we use that method.

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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1003 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 3:40 pm
    Danger danger, high voltage!
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    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 4:08 pm
    Did anyone hear him at the end?
    `Theres only 3 things that scare me: electricity, heights, and women........and I`m married too!`

    That guy is now God...everyone okay with that??

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    narlycharlie Male 13-17
    130 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 4:14 pm
    I`m afraid of heights, but I think that would be a really cool job. You get fresh air, have a great view, etc.
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    killerpotato Male 13-17
    26 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 4:53 pm
    where the heck are they!!! that place is so beautiful!!!! and there so freaking lucky id do that for fun! who wouldint it so awsomeeeee
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    Well if you`re going to call him god might as well go ahead and just call him zeus...he can shoot lightning with this pole
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    Lilynia Female 13-17
    61 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 5:46 pm
    I know everyone`s mentioned how great his voice is (and I agree) but does anyone think it was fairly similar to the old guy in Shawshank Redemption? I thought they both had the same sort of quality of voice.
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    palm Male 30-39
    223 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 7:38 pm
    i work for the phone co. and i climb poles. What these guys do is in an entirely different realm. 100 ft in the air, crawling across cables carrying 100,000 volts (plenty of amps as well, i am sure)in all sorts of weather with a chain mail suit??? What? you dont get any manlier than that.
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    Squeepy999 Female 18-29
    120 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 7:56 pm
    People have jobs like this, yet crab fishing is still deadlier....theres something wrong with this picture............
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    elroy72 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 7:57 pm
    hmm. i would actually love to do that...
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    artistchick7 Female 18-29
    963 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 9:31 pm
    This was a very interesting video.
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 10:40 pm
    That is AmAzing
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    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    April 19, 2007 at 12:00 am
    "People have jobs like this, yet crab fishing is still deadlier....theres something wrong with this picture............"

    ^^ Crab fishermen are hotdogs.

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    KimonoThief Male 18-29
    126 posts
    April 19, 2007 at 12:17 am
    That`s nuts, we just learned about Faraday cages today in physics.
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    bochamockado Male 18-29
    580 posts
    April 19, 2007 at 12:44 am
    That requires serious balls. And the tea bag potatoe sack joke is a common Chuck Norris joke.
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    RachelAngie Female 18-29
    165 posts
    April 19, 2007 at 2:49 am
    Aw, hell naw.
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    ranon Male 18-29
    295 posts
    April 19, 2007 at 9:43 am
    Very nice. It gives a very good perspective on how these high voltage lines are inspected without putting it out of service. Here in our country, people think nothing of shutting down lines for days on end to inspect and repair faults.
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    wiredbored Male 40-49
    3 posts
    April 21, 2007 at 1:41 am
    The most dangerous part is the transition from the chopper to the lines and vice versa. They don`t get electrocuted because they are not grounded. So the voltage circulates through them but there is no current flowing through them to the ground. It`s called "bonding on" in the trade. Not so shocking.
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    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    April 23, 2007 at 9:09 pm
    Its interstin but its boring at the same time

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