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Crews Finally Replace Rhode Island Pole That Had Been Held Together With Duct Tape

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#1 MacCionoadha BeanSidhe

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:53 PM

You're not going to believe this but...

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Crews finally replace Rhode Island Pole that had been held together with Duct tape March 26, 2018

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Crews have finally replaced a Telephone pole in Providence, Rhode Island, that was being held together by duct tape.

You read that right, “Held together by Duct Tape!”

WJAR-TV reports the pole was split in two several weeks ago when it was struck by a truck.
A crew with National Grid used Duct Tape to hold the pole together, and a Supervisor deemed it safe for the short term. Yes, that’s right, A Duct Taped Pole was deemed safe for nearly a Month!

A permanent repair was scheduled for nearly a Month after it was Taped up, but the Pole was finally replaced Friday after a resident expressed concern about its safety.
National Grid has been under fire as of late due to reports of leaving Customers in the dark for weeks at a time after No’r Easter storms hitting the North East.

It seems to be dealing with more and more issues of poor choices and business practices thru out New England.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 01:38 AM

What the?! That whole pole is being held together with just tape?! :o
It's in the trees, it's coming!

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 03:53 AM

that duct tape is strong :crazy:
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:29 AM

... Seriously? Is my dad their supervisor? He would totally do that.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:32 AM

View PostMrsFrootloops, on 11 April 2018 - 05:29 AM, said:

... Seriously? Is my dad their supervisor? He would totally do that.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:58 AM

Duct Tape song - You guys will not be disappointed... lol oddly enough, it showed up on my facebook memories today.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 01:09 PM

It really just depends on how it was borked but I honestly don't have a problem with it if it was just holding the splitting piece together :no:

And as you may have guessed I use duct tape a lot :yes:
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 01:21 PM

Conspiracy theory, siguie is 70% duct tape, 20% manikin, 10% voodoo magic. :evilgrin0042:
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 08:19 PM

View PostearthlydelitesGStudy, on 11 April 2018 - 01:38 AM, said:

What the?! That whole pole is being held together with just tape?! :o
Yup, just the tape.

View PostKlaineyGStudy, on 11 April 2018 - 03:53 AM, said:

that duct tape is strong :crazy:
It seems so, but personally I wouldn't want it holding my telephone pole together.

View PostMrsFrootloops, on 11 April 2018 - 05:29 AM, said:

... Seriously? Is my dad their supervisor? He would totally do that.
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View PostMrsFrootloops, on 11 April 2018 - 05:58 AM, said:

Duct Tape song - You guys will not be disappointed... lol oddly enough, it showed up on my facebook memories today.
Cool, that's a case of serendipity for you.

View Postsiguie, on 11 April 2018 - 01:09 PM, said:

It really just depends on how it was borked but I honestly don't have a problem with it if it was just holding the splitting piece together :no:

And as you may have guessed I use duct tape a lot :yes:
Trust me you would have a problem considering we've had multiple Northeasters here. We had 50 mph sustained winds and some places had 60-90mph wind gusts. A Duct Taped pole is just asking for a disaster.

View PostMrsFrootloops, on 11 April 2018 - 01:21 PM, said:

Conspiracy theory, siguie is 70% duct tape, 20% manikin, 10% voodoo magic. :evilgrin0042:
Quite possible. :yes:

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:50 AM

Froots said:

Conspiracy theory, siguie is 70% duct tape, 20% manikin, 10% voodoo magic. :evilgrin0042:

What kind of carp conspiracy theory is this :wallbash: "manikin" srsly wake up fleshy that's ANDROID and you are under estimating my duct tape levels :bunny:



View PostMacCionoadha BeanSidhe, on 11 April 2018 - 08:19 PM, said:

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Trust me you would have a problem considering we've had multiple Northeasters here. We had 50 mph sustained winds and some places had 60-90mph wind gusts. A Duct Taped pole is just asking for a disaster.
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Wow all that :confused0068: and yet it looks as good now as it did a month ago AND never Failed ... just sayin :th_evil:
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:29 AM

You need more duct-tape. The glow in the dark kind.

Also, I am not a fleshy, I'm a figment of everyone's imagination.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:24 AM

The power of duct tape is the ultimate!

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:54 PM

LOL, you should see what we do with sleek (a medical grade duct tape). It goes into a lot of repairs before they are eventually fixed ;)
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:25 PM

It's like having Red Green as the head of the utility company!....
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....(Those who don't live in or near Canada at some point in their life might not get the reference).
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 03:28 PM

Here's some good duck tape
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:16 PM

View PostMrsFrootloops, on 11 April 2018 - 05:58 AM, said:

Duct Tape song - You guys will not be disappointed... lol oddly enough, it showed up on my facebook memories today.

I love the Duct Tape song... thanks for posting the link!  :)  I laughed so hard when he blew up the bad guy with Duct Tape!  :New:
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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:17 AM

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:38 PM

:New:  I love that song and video. I sing it in the shower, the ghost love it.... lol, well they don't complain at least.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:15 PM

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It's like having Red Green as the head of the utility company!....
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:confused0068: OMG, I love Red Green. I'm so bummed they stopped showing it on PBS.

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