From: Gary Tait
Subject: Re: American vs foreign electrical parts and installations
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Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 10:17:54 -0400
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On Sun, 15 Sep 2002 20:32:27 -0230, Terry
>John Hall wrote:
>> On Sun, 15 Sep 2002 21:04:04 +0200, Rene Tschaggelar
>> I sometimes wonder if a similar idea should be applied to cities -
>> rather than rip up the road every few months or years, build a
>> "utility tunnel" that can be shared by several services (though some
>> may not be compatible for reasons of safety etc.)
And pull old wire out to recycle it. OTOH, "freelance recyclers" could
get ate ie, whether or not it is in service "
>> John W Hall
>> Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
>> "Helping People Prosper in the Information Age"
>Good thinking John:
>Reminds me: Someone posted within last couple of years on one of
>the various news groups that disused old gas mains in some UK
>town/city were now being used as conduits for modern fibre optic
>cables! Smart eh? Why make another hole through the ground?
There is, in the USA, a company that owns quite a bit of oil pipeline,
but without oil customers, turned to running optical fiber in them.
>Maybe in twenty years time even our electric power will be
>delvered by an optic cable???? Don't stand near the end of that
>cable ..... Zap!!!! :-)
I doubt it. I mean you may find copperless utilities, if
Fuel cells take off, as you can supply them from Natural Gas.
There is no way you can supply a consumer usable light source on
>Terry from Newfoundland!