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    Default Re: Was the negative side ever switched?

    I've always hear it called a "Lineman's splice" and if you look you will still see it being used on power lines.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Was the negative side ever switched?

    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    I was taught Western Union (among others) a long time ago and still use it for repairing auto, communication and control wiring.
    Western Union?!?!?! Isn't that where you pay someone else to come and do it for you?

    You know, I truly wish now that I'd have payed more attention to my subs when they were doing their work. The more I know, the less I know that I know! That's not to say that I don't know what I know, because you know, I know all that. It's the stuff that I don't know that, you know, I should know. Worse is the stuff that I know that I know that I've forgotten that I know. Know what I mean?
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Was the negative side ever switched?

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    I've always hear it called a "Lineman's splice" and if you look you will still see it being used on power lines.
    Jack
    Yep --- familar with that term as well.
    Though i think the Western Union term came from the telephone wire days --- before my time
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
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    Default Re: Was the negative side ever switched?

    Quote Originally Posted by A. Spruce View Post
    You know, I truly wish now that I'd have payed more attention to my subs when they were doing their work. The more I know, the less I know that I know! That's not to say that I don't know what I know, because you know, I know all that. It's the stuff that I don't know that, you know, I should know. Worse is the stuff that I know that I know that I've forgotten that I know. Know what I mean?
    I know ..........
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
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    Default Re: Was the negative side ever switched?

    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    I know ..........
    Are you trying to be funny?
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Was the negative side ever switched?

    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    LOL --- actually it was more of using a bit & brace --- but still .....


    I was taught Western Union (among others) a long time ago and still use it for repairing auto, communication and control wiring.
    I have a Bit & brace set that was handed down to me. May have to break it out as a recent rain shorted out the charger for my drill.

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    Default Re: Was the negative side ever switched?

    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    Yep --- familar with that term as well.
    Though i think the Western Union term came from the telephone wire days --- before my time
    But was it not the American Telephone & Telegraph system?
    Slightly before my time as well.

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