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Old 10-16-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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I have a small "utility" service running out to woods behind my house, just for a few items.

-Speakers mounted on trees
-12volt lighting system

I got a few actual high voltage insualtors that screw onto the trees, and I run the speaker wire and low voltage lighting wire through these. It goes through a bike trail, so I keep it way up high, and out of sight. I know its overkill, but it holds them nicely, while keeping a "proffessional" look.

Recently, a storm knocked down 2 of these insulators, along with the wires, and the insulators broke. I am looking for 2 new (or used) ones to repair my problem. Where can I find a few of these? The ones I had I found on the side of the road near a telephone pole, just sitting in a pile.
Here is what I have, I have 9 of these, but I need 2 new ones.

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How about something like this, for electric fences.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/electri...-white-3600663

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How about something like this, for electric fences.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/electri...-white-3600663

WOW! I never though of that. They look exactly like mine. Since I'm not dealing with "real" voltage, this is perfect! Many thanks!
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They got `em at the home-horror stores as well
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seansy59, that is because they are the same thing.
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seansy59, that is because they are the same thing.

So the "high voltage" power line ones are the same as the electric fence ones. Because the ones I have were from an actual telephone pole.

Not that it really matters for my small use, but, just out of curiousity.
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WOW! I never though of that. They look exactly like mine. Since I'm not dealing with "real" voltage, this is perfect! Many thanks!
If your voltage is not real, what is it?
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If your voltage is not real, what is it?
It is imaginary. You know, only the stuff that wizards and witchery can create. I always wondered why my lights come on, when I flip the switch, the tv is able to run. It is neat how protons & electrons are able to flow along copper wiring.
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The ones in your picture are not for high voltage (which is actually referred to as "medium voltage" in the utility industry). They are for secondary voltage - 120V through 480V service to buildings. You can get the same ones at Lowes and Home Depot. Electric fence insulators would work, too. Utility insulators for medium voltage (1000V-35,000V or so) are much bigger.

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