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    That looks like a just plain old BAD IDEA!
    But, I'm a sissy about spark-em-zap-em-fritzy stuff.

    I bet that the guys who are left alive after a few years are good at it and know what they are doing.
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    Is ice REALLY a problem on power lines? A question for those who live where it gets cold.
    Is it just the excess weight ? (they would be a better conductor when cold)

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    I think it's the sudden rebound when a long section warms up enough for it all drop at once.
    KInda like dry-firing a bow with no arrow - lots of energy release and it's concentrated in the power line as a tensile member.

    But . . .

    I WAS WRONG! It IS weight!

    Here's an article from the actual power folks:
    https://www.tdworld.com/overhead-tra...age-powerlines
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    Removing ice from a bridge 320 meters high...the ice was falling onto the roadway below which is "somewhat" hazardous.

    https://www.rt.com/russia/508099-alp...russky-bridge/



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