Fog boxes used on the Pacific coast


Publication: The Indiana Democrat

Indiana, PA, United States
vol. 41, no. 49, p. 6, col. 2

Befogged Cables.


Fogs have been charged wtih causing considerable trouble with electric transmission on the Pacific coast. It has been found that the lines work well in wet weather, but with a dry spell, followed by a fog, poles become burned off. To overcome this difficulty, the pins and the lower parts of the insulators are buried in a redwood block four and one-half inches deep, with the hole for the insulator of one and one-half inches greater radius than the insulator, and the top of the block two inches below the wire. So far, it is said, the device has prevented dust and fog drifting in under the insulator. Page's Magazine.

Keywords:General : Fog
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:August 4, 2007 by: Elton Gish;