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thanks pa ben added it to my bookmarks noticed alot of our slang is regional even down to small specific areas. when i first started building line my dad and i were having a conversation about shaping hats. he said i should get a tea kettle and do it my self.i asked whats a tea kettle expecting it was slang for something else. he said with a little meaness in his eye you know that thing you make tea with. i felt like a dumb :director[1]:

had been hearing so much slang at work thought everything else should be that way too

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quick ties for a 1.11 pole east texas pole foam is a bunch of logs tamped in to wet soil to hold the pole :new_bluegrab: :mf_frankie: :14_6_7[1]:

Well, the poles along Hwy 66 in Rowlett, Tx look like they were put in the ground with silly putty.......the leaning tower of Pisa (sp) doesn't have anything on these :D :D Good thing they are doing a lot of rebuild in the area. The first time 639 saw those poles, he just shook his head......couldn't believe what he was seeing......even took pictures cuz he figured no one would believe him :Voskl1[1]::Voskl1[1]::Voskl1[1]:

They were purposely set with a lot of rake in them because of all that wind coming out of Texarkana! :devil-smiley-024[1]:

Well, I was in Texarkana yesterday headed to Ashdown...good god what a stink!!!!! I had forgotten how rank it is to combine a papermill with a sewer plant !!!!! That is what happen to those poles, they curdled due to smell "!!!!!

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What is the slang used for a cutting a temparary openning in a line? Is called a blevit?

Always called it " cuttin in boards"

HP

That's what we call them.

Found this yesterday.Linemans slang dictionary

http://www.hubbellpowersystems.com/powerte...ine/19-8011.pdf

THANKS for the link.

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We've always called them false deadends

Edited by Daddyof2

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We've always called them false deadends

WE CALL EM FLYING BELLS OR FLOATING DEADENDS

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Here's some of our slang:

Dog Ears

Dog Legs

M@th&r F^(k&r$ (MF's)

Pile of Sh!#

BabyHoist

Horse Collar

DoughNut

Tina Turners

There's more but, I can't think of all them at once.

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EVER HEAR OF 1.) A DIKFOR 2.) A HENWAY ?

Edited by bestbudfam

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I found this post looking for something else, but I thought I would give it a bump. :smilie_daumenpos[1]:

WP

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I,ll try to add to this. We call a false deadend the bells and shoe and a piece of wire and sleeve to extend the conductor to the new pole which is a deadend set behind the old pole. We also call a opening in the line a blivet. a gizzie is the wire reel attachment where the reel is on it's side for payout hung from the winch. A mucket is a anchor attachment to screw in a new anchor. We call our live line hoist a strap hoist and not hot hoist. A porkchop shoe is the old circle shoe. pnuts are on the anchor to bond the guy wire to the rod. Monkey face is the new guy hook or pole eye plate. Sailors axxholes are filler washers to repair wooden cob arms to steel pin ,only if it's inclement ...otherwise change the arm. Elevator shaft aka crack in a cedar pole that extends down the pole. Johnny ball ...inline guy insulator ...not a fish but a porcelain insulator. I better quit... your beginning to see how old I am. These terms are in our area ,but could be in other parts of the country as well. Dos mas cervasa ...por favor. :nono: 1electro-man

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