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Fern(Mi)    Posted 06-10-2004 at 04:47:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hope every bodies day’s a good one. Heavy rains yesterday afternoon has thankfully slowed me down. Will make appointment with my Doctor of Osteopathy for a lower back adjustment. Frieda needs X-Rays for her next arthritic specialist. Going together we’ll make Doc. George office visit a package deal.
ON AN ELECTRCAL NOTE: I do believe those three/five outlet electrical spike protectors do a service. Yesterday in a heavy electrical storm they all earned far more than their combined worth’s. Taking a sever lightening hit our lights did a multi intense amount of fading and brightening, some popping and burning out. The electrical storm haven come on so quickly nothing was turned off, while I was in the wood shed shedding my soaked through clothing. The Computer, TV and related appliances all doubly plugged into the outlet strips came through the storm unaffected. A couple in the kitchen saved those appliances.
Have no idea current pricing. I bought ours when they were on sale.
Just thought I would pass along an observation. Of-course, being a farmer, we’ve got these buildings wiring systems seriously grounded. The electrical (every service panel: house and outbuildings), TV, phone, hot fences (three grounds each installation) are all separately grounded. Stray voltage is no friend to a farmer. Livestock either can’t drink or a power surge can electrocute an animal.

Clipper    Posted 06-10-2004 at 04:52:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have a farmer just up the road from us who won a big lawsuit against the Power Company regarding that stray voltage issue. He could retire easily with the $$ he got off them yahoos.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 06-10-2004 at 05:05:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our local Consumers Power Company has been a big help to the farming community around here. Stray voltage is an ongoing electrical battle. The worst violators are the lesser utility companies (Telephone, cable co.) tying their grounds into the preinstalled electrical grounds. This creates all manner of feed back problems between incompatible circuits or power uses. To protect yourself, watch these guys and their potential SHORT cuts.
Outside one barn (for example) we have three ground rods driven for electrical panel (service), telephone extension, and electric fence (three actually). Interconnect any of these, you have problems in your wiring,, whatever its use.

Alias    Posted 06-10-2004 at 04:59:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good advice Fern. Now, all you people pay close attention to daddy Fern. Cause he knows from whence he came. And, on top of that, he is hot wired and ready. Look out Lonely Lovely Ladies......gfp

Grove r    Posted 06-10-2004 at 20:10:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lots of stray voltage here in the fences....

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