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Re: More weather


I also wonder about the durability of them underground.  One backhoe in the
wrong place and it wipes out a neighborhood. Or eventually, I would think the
wires would corrode and .....I have them here, so far so good.
 
Donna


--- On Mon, 12/22/08, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:


Yes it would be worth the expense, but....
In new additions they put them underground, but older ones - there are so
many older ones.  All sorts of utilities are in bad shape.  100yr-old storm
drains collapsing and such.  There never seems to be enough money to do
things 'right'.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Theresa G." <macycat3@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 9:15 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] More weather


> Why is it that the areas with the worst winter weather are also the
> areas with electric cables on poles instead of underground?  You'd
think
> it would be worth the expense to switch that at some point?
> Theresa
>
> Judy Browning wrote:
>> I walked out on the front porch & stuck a yardstick in the snow.
>> Picked a couple of low areas. Very unofficial 7 inches on the ground.
>> Over the tops of any shoes I own, so I won't be venturing any
further
>> unless I did out the gaiters I used to wear cross country skiing. Home
>> sick from work, the cold I picked up last week is worse. At least I
>> don't feel guilty skipping the drive down the hill.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer"
<inlandjim1@q.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 8:37 AM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] More weather
>>
>>
>>> We're getting snow again this AM. Now we have a ground cover
of snow,
>>> ice, snow. And the paper sez it will keep up like this until after
>>> Cmas. Last night we lost a fair-sized limb off one of the big
>>> incense  cedars in the back yard and a neighbor's maple is now
>>> bending over the  fence and touching down on our deck; it
doesn't
>>> look like it's broken,  however. Big limbs on one of the oak
trees in
>>> the park across the  street are bent to the ground. Some nearby
areas
>>> have lost power. Our  utilities are underground so with a little
luck
>>> we'll be spared  outages; it's no time to be without
power.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Dec 22, 2008, at 8:13 AM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/
>>> SCOSI wrote:
>>>
>>>> You folks back east are as usual having a worse time of it.
Here
>>>> in  So
>>>> Cal the snow is pretty much melted - we had at least 10"
- there are a
>>>> few spots left but it is supposed to rain today, that will be
the
>>>> end of
>>>> it.  It won't be quite so picturesque but at least when
it's over
>>>> there
>>>> won't be a continual drip off the roof.  In addition to
all the broken
>>>> tree limbs, we noticed another casualty while driving to work
>>>> today...there are loose Botts dots all over the freeway, no
doubt the
>>>> snowplows took them out. Since California is pretty much
bankrupt I'm
>>>> guessing it will be a while before those get replaced.
>>>> It is very windy with dark dark clouds now in advance of the
rain.
>>>> We're supposed to see this same stuff for the rest of the
week.
>>>>
>>>> Cyndi
>>>>
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>>>
>>> Inland Jim
>>> Willamette Valley
>>> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>>> Elevation 148'
>>> 39.9" Precipitation
>>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>>> Heat Zone 5
>>> Sunset Zone 6
>>> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>>> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
>>>
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