partyvan man

Huntington, WV

#21 Oct 28, 2013
What would be the point of an auto tow chain? You would still have to get it out and hook it up.....just like any other chain
haha

Huntington, WV

#22 Oct 28, 2013
http://www.onspot.com/Traction.gif

Onspot traction. Get underneath an ambulance and see if thats what it looks like... Now quit arguing Over something so silly.:) Sheesh.
partyvan man

Huntington, WV

#23 Oct 28, 2013
haha wrote:
http://www.onspot.com/Traction .gif

Onspot traction. Get underneath an ambulance and see if thats what it looks like... Now quit arguing Over something so silly.:) Sheesh.
I actually watched the you tube video....
just google it

United States

#24 Oct 28, 2013
If it is a single chain hanging down then it is for the static electricity. if its more than one then it is for snow and ice. but the one u hear ALL the time is for a ground that's y u hear it even when it is not snowy or icey!!!' So no one is wrong here other than the ones being smartalecs!!!!
partyvan man

Huntington, WV

#25 Oct 28, 2013
just google it wrote:
If it is a single chain hanging down then it is for the static electricity. if its more than one then it is for snow and ice. but the one u hear ALL the time is for a ground that's y u hear it even when it is not snowy or icey!!!' So no one is wrong here other than the ones being smartalecs!!!!
Can't believe everything u google...I'm an electrician....chains don't make ground....the snow chains hang down and hit when the vehicle runs over uneven pavement.....
partyvan man

Huntington, WV

#26 Oct 28, 2013
just google it wrote:
If it is a single chain hanging down then it is for the static electricity. if its more than one then it is for snow and ice. but the one u hear ALL the time is for a ground that's y u hear it even when it is not snowy or icey!!!' So no one is wrong here other than the ones being smartalecs!!!!
Show me a link to a real website that shows a "ground chain" and I might believe you
partyvan man

Huntington, WV

#27 Oct 28, 2013
And if ANY vehicle would need a ground chain it would be any vehicle carrying flammable liquids or gas
just google i

United States

#28 Oct 29, 2013
Well guess what I'm an electrician also i don't believe u are. Because if u was u would know that any metal surface u can ground to .u can touch a hot wire and not get shocked but hold on to a metal chain then touch a hot wire and see what happens. u will get shocked because u are grounded with the chain. and that's not from google.
just google it

United States

#29 Oct 29, 2013
Well bein an electrician idk about ambulances i did google about the ground chain. but being an electrician i know any metal surface u can ground to
partyvan man

Huntington, WV

#30 Oct 29, 2013
just google it wrote:
Well bein an electrician idk about ambulances i did google about the ground chain. but being an electrician i know any metal surface u can ground to
It's will make a ground....but not a reliable ground....after chains rust they each link insulates its self from the next... A strap would be better...but the fact still remains.....ambulances dont have them...
partyvan man

Huntington, WV

#31 Oct 29, 2013
just google it wrote:
Well bein an electrician idk about ambulances i did google about the ground chain. but being an electrician i know any metal surface u can ground to
The only ground chain I found was on a metal cart you push around on carpet....the only ground strap I've seen in person on a vehicle was on a scissor lift
partyvan man

Huntington, WV

#32 Oct 29, 2013
Ps I've been an electrician for ten years
just google it

United States

#33 Oct 30, 2013
Well idc about the ambulances. i just stated what i had read. u right its not a reliable ground but it can ground. i have been obe for 7 years. but anyways been fun debateing. i have to get back to work. have a good one partyvan man
partyvan man

Alexandria, VA

#34 Oct 30, 2013
just google it wrote:
Well idc about the ambulances. i just stated what i had read. u right its not a reliable ground but it can ground. i have been obe for 7 years. but anyways been fun debateing. i have to get back to work. have a good one partyvan man
Ibew?
Michelle Obama

South Point, OH

#35 Oct 30, 2013
So they can chain up zombies .. Part of FEMA emergency procedure .. You should be prepared too!!
partyvan man

Alexandria, VA

#36 Oct 30, 2013
Michelle Obama wrote:
So they can chain up zombies .. Part of FEMA emergency procedure .. You should be prepared too!!
I hate when people are right and I'm wrong!
just google it

Hurricane, WV

#37 Oct 30, 2013
no i wish i was in the ibew. Ive just worked for a small contracter and gls electric out of southpoint.
partyvan man

Alexandria, VA

#38 Oct 30, 2013
just google it wrote:
no i wish i was in the ibew. Ive just worked for a small contracter and gls electric out of southpoint.
You should apply....we worked right by your shop in that industrial park.....don't believe what people tell you....it's better in every way
partyvan man

Alexandria, VA

#39 Oct 30, 2013
I always heard if you don't know anyone you can't get in....I got in with out knowing a soul
SannDigger

Alexandria, VA

#40 Oct 30, 2013
partyvan man wrote:
<quoted text>
They are mounted on pneumatic arms on the bottom of the axle....they drag on short inclines like intersections...ambulances DO NOT have ground chains....chains would make for poor grounds anyway! AND power trucks DO NOT have sensitive equipment in them......and DO NOT have ground straps!
If chains make for poor conductors, throw one across the bus bars in a piece of 480 gear. Static electricity is very high voltage, it takes a lot to insulate against such voltages. Think 4160v insulation vs 600v, much higher energy. Remember those free electrons in the valence ring? Even insulators have those. Of course, rust isn't an insulator anyway, iron oxide is a conductor. You're thinking of aluminum or copper corrosion, those can be insulators.

As for power company trucks not having electronics, how about a lap top? I've been around several AEP trucks that have them mounted inside. But the most common reason for the static straps on those trucks is because the guys driving them don't like getting shocked. Ever park under the 765KV lines at Gavin? Imagine doing that several times a day every day while working a sub.

Back to the ambulances, I didn't mean the automatic chains haven't been around long. Where I grew up the ambulances didn't have them, not until the last ten years. But they always had a long chain hung from around the center section of the axel that drug the ground. It's not for a constant ground, just there to dissipate the charge when it contacts the ground.

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