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New Pylon design

Post: #233070 MINESAPINT
Wed May 25, 2011 7:09 am

Heard it in the news we are invited to submit a fresh design for 20,000 pylons about to be built. Surely it would be a good idea to incorporate solar panels and/or windmills into the new design?

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Re: New Pylon design

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Wed May 25, 2011 7:57 pm

It surely would but someone would complain that they spoil the view.

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Re: New Pylon design

Post: #233157 pelmetman
Wed May 25, 2011 8:14 pm

Whats wrong with sticking the cables underground :dontknow: ............unless it means they're more expensive so less dosh for the share holders :pirate:
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Re: New Pylon design

Post: #233168 baldybloke
Wed May 25, 2011 8:57 pm

pelmetman wrote:Whats wrong with sticking the cables underground :dontknow: ............unless it means they're more expensive so less dosh for the share holders :pirate:


That is probably the case. However the old design has worked for 60 years or more so my point is 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. Unless the old design is too expensive to make these days and they are looking at ways to cut costs.
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Re: New Pylon design

Post: #233190 gregorach
Thu May 26, 2011 8:36 am

pelmetman wrote:Whats wrong with sticking the cables underground :dontknow: ............unless it means they're more expensive so less dosh for the share holders :pirate:


It's massively more expensive, and given the choice between less dosh for the shareholders and higher prices for consumers, well... No prizes for guessing which they'd pick.
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