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(Charleston Daily Mail)   Man dies after shooting down power lines for their copper. At a certain point isn't it just easier to get a real job?   (dailymail.com) divider line 19
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2013-05-09 12:16:02 AM
2 votes:
High tension power lines aren't copper. Copper stretches if pulled under high tension. IIRC high tension is steel reinforced aluminum.
2013-05-09 12:10:14 AM
2 votes:

Pointy Tail of Satan: Resistance is futile!


But only if the material is cooled to around -220 degrees Celcius.
2013-05-09 12:26:23 PM
1 votes:
So this guy successfully shot a wire with a high-powered rifle, presumably from at least 10 yards away if he was on the ground.

I would think that someone should be able to turn that sort of accuracy into a job somehow.

/ Perhaps he could ebay stuff he won at the local carnival games.
// I've heard Jamaican Dreadlocked Bananas go for upwards of $2600.
2013-05-09 09:09:56 AM
1 votes:
Wow...a lot of people talking out of their asses.  Just to clear things up.

1. You don't use aluminum for residential wiring if there is any copper anywhere. It will burn down your house at the junction between copper and aluminum.

2. You pretty much never use copper for high voltage overhead lines. It is too heavy and expensive.  You use this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACSR

The different sizes are named after various birds.
2013-05-09 02:03:44 AM
1 votes:

violentsalvation: Kahabut: violentsalvation: Aren't those lines aluminum?

No.

Please don't take up electrical engineering.

So... what are they? *grabs rifle*


I believe that high tension cables have a copper core, with a steel semi-conducting surrounding weave to support the weight of the cable between towers.
2013-05-09 01:12:41 AM
1 votes:

impaler: Wife's cousin had a house he's fixing up gutted for copper. He figured the amount of time they spent for the amount of copper they got was close to minimum wage.


People will work amazingly hard at not working,

My observation when I was working loss prevention. The shoplifters were doing everything I was doing....except I got to go home at the end of the day and they often did not.
2013-05-09 12:34:10 AM
1 votes:
Naturally, Chuck Norris survives.
2013-05-09 12:32:47 AM
1 votes:
I believe our society has come to the point where the benefit of allowing boobytraps outweighs the costs of the occasional "innocent" being caught in one.
2013-05-09 12:21:08 AM
1 votes:
It's assholes like this that give the dozens of responsible copperthieves in this state a bad name.
2013-05-09 12:17:10 AM
1 votes:
Was it even copper wire? Was it?
2013-05-09 12:13:58 AM
1 votes:

farkingismybusiness: You'll never take me alive, copper!


I'm only going to laugh about that for a week.
2013-05-09 12:04:07 AM
1 votes:

impaler: Wife's cousin had a house he's fixing up gutted for copper. He figured the amount of time they spent for the amount of copper they got was close to minimum wage.


Well, if they were smart, they wouldn't be so stupid.
2013-05-09 12:00:47 AM
1 votes:
You'll never take me alive, copper!
2013-05-08 11:18:36 PM
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: What advice would you give for an aspiring meth addict?


Switch to oxycontin, become an am radio star?
2013-05-08 11:15:28 PM
1 votes:
hardinparamedic:
You sound like you have experience at this. What advice would you give for an aspiring meth addict?

Buy local, buy USA.  Don't give your money to the international drug cartels.  Every dollar you spend on your local cook is a dollar he can spend in the local economy.  Keeps people employed.  I call this the trickle up effect.
2013-05-08 10:59:43 PM
1 votes:
They could have made a lot more money by broadcasting this live and charging pay-per-view.
2013-05-08 10:30:40 PM
1 votes:
One Fayette County man is dead after he and an accomplice tried to steal copper wire by shooting down high-tension power lines with a rifle, authorities said

And nothing of value was lost. Time for a West Virginia tag?
2013-05-08 08:54:43 PM
1 votes:
Wife's cousin had a house he's fixing up gutted for copper. He figured the amount of time they spent for the amount of copper they got was close to minimum wage.
2013-05-08 08:52:00 PM
1 votes:
Try juggling a job and crack addiction, judgemitter.
 
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