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A. Spruce
Re: Was the negative side ever switched?
canuk wrote:

I was taught Western Union (among others) a long time ago and still use it for repairing auto, communication and control wiring.

Western Union?!?!?! Isn't that where you pay someone else to come and do it for you? :p;)

You know, I truly wish now that I'd have payed more attention to my subs when they were doing their work. The more I know, the less I know that I know! That's not to say that I don't know what I know, because you know, I know all that. It's the stuff that I don't know that, you know, I should know. Worse is the stuff that I know that I know that I've forgotten that I know. Know what I mean? :eek: ;):p:D

canuk
Re: Was the negative side ever switched?
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

I've always hear it called a "Lineman's splice" and if you look you will still see it being used on power lines.
Jack

Yep --- familar with that term as well.
Though i think the Western Union term came from the telephone wire days --- before my time :D

canuk
Re: Was the negative side ever switched?
A. Spruce wrote:

You know, I truly wish now that I'd have payed more attention to my subs when they were doing their work. The more I know, the less I know that I know! That's not to say that I don't know what I know, because you know, I know all that. It's the stuff that I don't know that, you know, I should know. Worse is the stuff that I know that I know that I've forgotten that I know. Know what I mean? :eek: ;):p:D

I know ..........:p:D

A. Spruce
Re: Was the negative side ever switched?
canuk wrote:

I know ..........:p:D

Are you trying to be funny? :confused::p;):D

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Was the negative side ever switched?
canuk wrote:

LOL --- actually it was more of using a bit & brace --- but still .....;)

I was taught Western Union (among others) a long time ago and still use it for repairing auto, communication and control wiring.:cool:

I have a Bit & brace set that was handed down to me. May have to break it out as a recent rain shorted out the charger for my drill.:eek:

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Was the negative side ever switched?
canuk wrote:

Yep --- familar with that term as well.
Though i think the Western Union term came from the telephone wire days --- before my time :D

But was it not the American Telephone & Telegraph system?:eek:
Slightly before my time as well.

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