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Power Lines

Posted on 09/19/2014


Photo taken on September 16, 2014


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CL&P 13.8kV - New Milford, CT

CL&P 13.8kV - New Milford, CT
Yes, you see that! Fiberglass crossarms on Connecticut Light & Power! I hope they keep using arms with the large braces. These fiberglass arms with the visetops are just so ugly.

Tony Glen, Jesse Lor, Sean Kinnier, Vertryn Power And Light have particularly liked this photo


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Jesse Lor
Jesse Lor
That's not a good sign...After seeing so many of your CL&P photos, I didn't think I'd see any clamped brace arms on CL&P until now. Like you mentioned, I hope they do continue to use wood arms.
3 years ago.
SW Ohio Lines
SW Ohio Lines
NOOOOO!!!
3 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
I'm thinking these PUPI fiberglass arms are currently in a trial stage. I hope that CL&P keeps it up with the wooden arms though. They're quite a bit cheaper (that fiberglass stuff is expensive) and work just fine. If they had trimmed their trees adequately there would hardly be any major outage problems.

CL&P Waterbury, much of which still runs off of 1920's and 1930's-era 4800 distribution, was one of the most reliable portions of the grid during these storms mainly because trees were out of the way of the wires. And there's some pretty rickety old construction there.
3 years ago.
Tony Glen
Tony Glen
Reminds me of ENMAX.
3 years ago.
James E Hackett
James E Hackett
The clamped composite crossarm plague is spreading fast now. National Grid might be next god forbid.
3 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
Just saw another one of these fiberglass arms go up in Washington, CT to replace an arm with a warped end.

Also saw a new wooden 10' arm go up in Harwinton the same day for a new transformer bank. I hope CL&P keeps it up with the wood arms....I'd hate to be seeing that fiberglass stuff on every line! : (
3 years ago.
James E Hackett
James E Hackett
I'm glad to hear they are still at least putting wooden arms up.
3 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
I hope they keep it up. I likely won't be doing business up in Connecticut for more than two years from now, but for that time at least, I'd like to see as little of this ugly fiberglass stuff as possible!
3 years ago.
AstroElectric
AstroElectric
My greatest fear was this happening with CL&P... Hopefully, by a small or large chance, this is temporary.
3 years ago.