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I have a wire down in my yard

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Thanks to Sandy, I have a wire down in my front yard- Im pretty sure it is a cable TV wire. The wire is not connected to any source on both ends but is stapled to the electrical pole.

 

Now they have me horrified to touch it because all day long Im hearing dont touch any wires even if you assume its not live.

 

Now my question is this - if its not connected on either end it cant be live, so would you feel safe moving it. Also it is only about a quarted inch in diameter so again Im sure its not electrical.

 

So

 

1. Remove it myself

 

2, Call the TV company

 

3. Have the wife move it.

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If it's not connected to anything at either end it can't be hot, but I'd call someone just in case it's needed for something. You might be helping someone else get their cable up more quickly. :shrug:

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It may not be LIVE but it can work as a conductor if any lightning strikes that is why its not safe to touch

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Is there a reason you need/want to move it? If not I'd let it be. If it isn't connected to anything there should be no current in it no matter kind of wire it was.

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Err on the side of caution and avoid it. Call your local utility so that they can take care of it with professionally trained individuals. Never safe to assume it is not live, even if it appears to not be connected to anything.

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Is there a reason you need/want to move it? If not I'd let it be. If it isn't connected to anything there should be no current in it no matter kind of wire it was.

 

I dont want to run it over with my lawn mower and its not aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

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that's some damn fine info right there

 

 

+1 His nickname must be scoop

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that's some damn fine info right there

 

+1 His nickname must be scoop

 

 

:moon:

 

Like you two provided any value to the converstaion.

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that's some damn fine info right there

 

+1 His nickname must be scoop

 

:rofl:

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So, frenzal rhomb has not posted in this thread since yesterday afternoon ... does anyone know if he moved the wire after all, and that is the reason for his absence? That would be electrifying news ... shocking, just shocking.

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I dont want to run it over with my lawn mower and its not aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

 

 

me thinks lawn mower cuttin season is over.

gots to be a different reason to wanna touch the wire.

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:moon:

 

Like you two provided any value to the converstaion.

 

 

:lol: And you did

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:lol: And you did

 

 

I asked a question and it was answered. You are just acting like a child. But then I guess that is some of the fun the old time huddlers miss, so by all means continue.

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I asked a question and it was answered. You are just acting like a child. But then I guess that is some of the fun the old time huddlers miss, so by all means continue.

 

 

you answered it? When?

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No - its cool - I got home from work and it was gone -

 

And yup - gotta cut the grass one final time - should be the last one

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Is there a reason you need/want to move it? If not I'd let it be. If it isn't connected to anything there should be no current in it no matter kind of wire it was.

I dont want to run it over with my lawn mower and its not aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

I asked a question and it was answered. You are just acting like a child. But then I guess that is some of the fun the old time huddlers miss, so by all means continue.

you answered it? When?

 

Do you have a reading comprehension problem or just being a dillweed?

 

I said I asked a question and it was answered, not that I answered any question.

 

You're just being a troll and think you are funny, at least my initial post in the thread had something to do with the question.

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Who knew a downed power line could be so entertaining?

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Who knew a downed power line could be so entertaining?

 

 

Im still pretty certain it was TV - but hey six of one....

 

Anyway she gone .............

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Who knew a downed power line could be so entertaining?

 

 

the downed power line represents was a chosen one and it took 3 days to discuss and it was gone.

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I was reminded of this thread watching a story on the news last night of a young girl who grabbed onto a downed (and live) power line.

 

Glad it worked out for you. Mowing season is done here, now its leaf season, soon to be replaced by snow shoveling season.

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I was reminded of this thread watching a story on the news last night of a young girl who grabbed onto a downed (and live) power line.

 

Glad it worked out for you. Mowing season is done here, now its leaf season, soon to be replaced by snow shoveling season.

 

 

Up until last week we were still getting days in the 70s and lots of rain - the grass isnt high but needs to be cut once more and then top seeded. Thanks to sandy, the leaf raking season will be over once I clean up my yard - evrything is off the trees.

 

The only thing left are birds nests - man those little engineers should have built my house

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