Hydro marker balls being removed from bc hydro lines

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Hydro marker balls being removed from bc hydro lines

Post by mmartin1872 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:55 pm

Just a heads up. I just saw this posted on another forum I frequent.
A word of caution to pilots - BC Hydro is now removing marker balls at various span crossings in the province that have been there for years. Some locations have had much smaller marker balls installed which are only visible from about 1 mile or less from the line in ideal weather conditions. Others have had the marker balls removed completely. The explanation given was that Transport Canada doesn't really give a $#it and unless directed by TC to have marker balls installed at specific locations, BCH will not bother (or be obligated) to maintain span marking in high traffic areas. Safety First! BC Hydro Aircraft Operations - (604) 469-8848.
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Re: Hydro marker balls being removed from bc hydro lines

Post by '97 Tercel » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:14 pm

Why spend the money removing them if they're already there??
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Re: Hydro marker balls being removed from bc hydro lines

Post by SheriffPatGarrett » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:06 pm

Count your blessings...The italians paint their power transmission lines' towers green to blend them with the landscape...and dont cut trees between them!
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Post by Panama Jack » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:44 pm

It's in keeping with the times in our changing country.

Less balls everywhere.
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Post by lazyeight » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:08 am

Let's keep it to the confines of the posted topic please
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Re: Hydro marker balls being removed from bc hydro lines

Post by niss » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:23 am

Maybe they collect ice and the extra weight causes more wear and tear on the lines and their supports?
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Post by I_Drive_Planes » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:59 am

I actually got a response out of BC Hydro on social media, they want to talk to me directly about it. I need to know as many locations as possible where this has happened.
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Post by Rowdy » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:13 pm

niss wrote:Maybe they collect ice and the extra weight causes more wear and tear on the lines and their supports?
Ice? On the wet coAst? Absurd!! Hahah
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Post by looproll » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:06 pm

Panama Jack wrote:It's in keeping with the times in our changing country.

Less balls everywhere.

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Post by complexintentions » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:26 am

Yes, but

"Let's keep it to the confines of the posted topic please"

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Re: Hydro marker balls being removed from bc hydro lines

Post by co-joe » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:05 pm

Good Night...and big balls!
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