James E Hackett's photos


  • Duke Energy Carolinas

    I never seen these usual looking insulator brackets before. Located near Lynn SC

  • Duke Energy Carolinas

    I never seen these usual looking insulator brackets before. Located near Lynn SC

  • SCANA

    Not terribly old as a whole but old for a 13.8kv grounded why single phase. This makes me wonder more about the history of SC&G in Charleston SC area being most 23.9/13.8kv lines are generally newer in general but this obviously being an old single phase…


  • SCANA

    I thought this service drop was kind of janky in how they used a spool insulator in the middle here...

  • Consumer's Energy

    Clear glass multiparts. Located off of Chrystal Lake Rd in Bellare MI.

  • Consumer's Energy

    Light carnival glass multiparts (not sure the exact CD#). Located on Chrystal Lake Rd in Bellare MI.


  • Consumer's Energy

    Aqua 12kv insulator on 12.47/7.2kv underbuild. This holds a neutral but I bet all three lines used them at one time. Located in Bellare MI.

  • Consumer's Energy


  • Consumer's Energy

    This is a carnival glass 8in deadend. This is the only carnival glass deadend of this color I've ever seen. Located on Chrystal Lake Rd in Bellare MI. 12.47/7.2kv.


  • SC&G

    One thing I like about this utility is that they frequently use glass saled bowl type insulators for their deadends. Notice in the sun the slight variant of color shade.

  • PSEG

    I wonder if this pole got burned from all the brittle fiberglass brackets they use on their subtransmission system?

  • PSEG

    This is a 26.4kv sub-transmission common in the PSE&G utility with a 13.2kv under-build. I'm amazed at how low the voltage is for the transmission system is- only making it twice as much as 13.2kv.


  • National Grid

    Here's another shot of the right away. I like how the subtransmission line is mounted on these n H-frame structures. I wish I had the time to get some clearer shots. Middlebourgh, MA

  • National Grid

    115kv left and right. 13.8 kv in middle in which I think was probably an old 13.8, 24 or 33 kv subtransmission that has now been downgraded as a 13.8 grounded Y distribution line. I'm suprised how tiney some of their 115kv monopole structures are like the…

  • National Grid



  • National Grid

    Middlebourgh, MA

  • National Grid

    Typical Ariel spacer multi circuit construction. It's seems that this utility uses the spacer cable on main lines in towns and cities. 13.8kv, Middlebourgh, MA

  • CL&P

    I thought this was an interesting 3-way deadend pole. Notice the red covered jumpers and how the left most dead-end circuit are all mounted on "toothpick" brackets. Mystic, CT


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