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Green High Voltage Transmission Lines #4675052
02/23/18 04:52 AM
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Drove under these this afternoon for the something hudredth time (not my normal commute, or it would have been thousands)...and what I knew when I moved up here a quarter century ago, tickled me today.

Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Shannow] #4675053
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Back around 1990, when that line was up for official planning, the line was approved, but to minimise the impact, had to be powder coated green, and the overhead cables anodised in an olive type colour.

When you drive beneath it and look up, you have the overhead cables dark against the blue of the firmament...

Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Shannow] #4675129
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It's for aestetics right?

New York State has some sort of similar restriction on tin roof colors in the Adirondacks. I think it's only brown and green or something


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Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Shannow] #4675148
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I suppose when you are looking at it from the top of a hill it may blend into the background.
I do agree that its a bit silly to expect one colour to blend in much better than galvanized steel.


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Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Shannow] #4675157
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This ranks op there in the 10 most stupid things I have ever heard !


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Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Shannow] #4675165
02/23/18 08:14 AM
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Thats as dumb an idea as the cell towers made to look like huge pine tree.


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Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Donald] #4675184
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Thats as dumb an idea as the cell towers made to look like huge pine tree.


Oh man, I used climb those things. What a freaking pain. Rope always got tangled up.


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Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Shannow] #4675208
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Powder coating the tower and anodizing the lines? I can't even begin to imagine how expensive that must have made the project!

Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Shannow] #4675218
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What power lines.


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Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Shannow] #4675228
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Political correctness run amuck ! :-(


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Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: eyeofthetiger] #4675321
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Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
Originally Posted By: Donald
Thats as dumb an idea as the cell towers made to look like huge pine tree.


Oh man, I used climb those things. What a freaking pain. Rope always got tangled up.


Cell towers - even ones disguised as pine trees - would ruin the adirondack landscape, so they don't allow any more towers.


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Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Donald] #4675411
02/23/18 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Thats as dumb an idea as the cell towers made to look like huge pine tree.


They do that up in Muskoka to conceal them, LOL. It actually does a reasonably decent job.


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Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Shannow] #4675434
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Who cares ? Certainly not the folks whose pocket the money is coming out of . Air heads !


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Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Shannow] #4675511
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Actually think that looks better than it would if it were not green...


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Re: Green High Voltage Transmission Lines [Re: Shannow] #4676244
02/24/18 09:00 AM
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Leamington, ON, Canada ..... r...
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Some of our wind turbines in the area have graduated green bases.

Shannow, your towers should be painted all different colo(u)rs .. no two alike.
And each high tension cable should be different grin


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