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55 Buick Special to close for comfort

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ZZ-IRON, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    ZZ-IRON
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Took my sister back to North Dakota did a 750 miles turn around
    the North Dakota news said severe storms were on they way
    looks like something followed me home

    got home at Midnight hit the sack
    at 4am lighting hit our huge elm
    it pulled the 70 power pole over & snapped another pole

    here are the results

    55 Buick Special Ht looks to be ok
    the power lines are just above that branch on the roof
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    the replacement pole is waiting on the crew to remove and install
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    shot of the trunk
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    you can see what happened to the 70 foot pole split it

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    our other pole spun from the weight of the elm
    forcing the lines into the spruce
    sparks & smoke followed no fire yet


    the guy working out of this bucket on this truck got balls
    he unhook and attached the wires to the new pole
    the top lines were High voltage transmission line the lower line were residential lines either one would kill you in a heart beat

    there were 8 Excel Energy trucks working on this
    My hats off to them and any of you guys on Hamb that do this work
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    this was to close for comfort
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011
  2. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,156

    TagMan
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Too close, for sure - you should go buy a couple of Lottery tickets!
     
  3. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,023

    Dynaflash_8
    Member
    from Auburn WA

    holy shit rich!
     
  4. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    ZZ-IRON
    Member
    from Minnesota

    might of won it already can't tell yet till the lines get away for the car

    you got that right Marty walked out this morning and saw this
    and about loaded my pants :eek: Rob thinks i do nice work
    making a woody the hard way
     

  5. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    ZZ-IRON
    Member
    from Minnesota

    loaded the 55 Special on the trailer today it was on a incline
    lots of fun kept adding chain till it was close to the trailer
    and winched it on
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    roof's down where tree hit it porta power would help
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    found a buyer he's going to build a gasser
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011

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