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Powerline Press July 2016


A Supplement of Oklahoma Living Published by Lake Region Electric Cooperative for its members. Vol. 8


Use Caution Near Co-op Equipment


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Is your room air conditioner working


overtime? Reduce air leaks by installing rigid foam panels (instead of the commonly used accordion panels) in between the window frame and unit, and secure with duct tape.


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Substations and power lines carry extremely high voltages, and if contact is accidentally made, the results can be dangerous––or even deadly.


Never climb trees near power lines. If you make contact with a tree that is touching a power line, your body could become the path of electricity from the line to the ground. If you encounter an animal trapped in a tree near power lines or inside a substation, do not attempt to remove it. These days, we are seeing more remote-controlled toys, like drones and airplanes, which can be a great way to have fun outdoors. But these gadgets also bring new safety concerns. Remote-controlled toys should never be ÀRZQ QHDU SRZHU OLQHV substations or other electrical equipment.


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