On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 14:03:58 -0700 StickThatInYourPipeAndSmokeIt
| On 17 Mar 2008 20:27:04 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
|>On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:58:19 -0700 StickThatInYourPipeAndSmokeIt
|>| I can safely venture a guess that there are ZERO folks tapping current
|>| off a DC feed ANYWHERE in ANY system.
|>| And NO, it is NOT easy to do.
|>Maybe. Maybe not.
|>| If it were AC, MAYBE one could glean a few Watts out of it, but would
|>| likely also get caught due to proximity to the distribution system.
|>Get caught how? It's PRIVATE PROPERTY.
| WRONG. Any power line passes that cross private property get rights to do
| so, and it is usually before the property gets bought by anyone.
| Not only that, but they have the right to monitor ALL of their towers,
| and ALL of the space under where their lines pass.
However, they do NOT get a right to deprive the owner from any NATURAL
rights. An overhead AC power line does not deprive the owner from the
right to get ground power. But an overhead DCGR power line would do so
the power company tries to enforce against the owner extracting
ground currents that normally exist ANYWHERE.
I would presume this has never been tested in a court of law. If you
know of a case where this has been tested which involves DC with ground
return (not AC) and the owner extracting GROUND currents (not from the
lines or the magnetic fields), then let me know.
|> There already is a natural source
|>of electricity to be acquired from earth.
| Huh? What? electrostatic? No work can be done there.
I did not say electrostatic. Why are you trying to put words in my mouth?
Is making up stuff people don't say your typical practice?
|> There is no reason anyone should
|>be prohibited from gathering it.
Collecting, harvesting, whatever.
|> It may not be huge or consistent.
| It may be NIL 99.9999% of the time too.
I'll disregard this comment because it seems you don't even know what I was
|>it may well have complications at times (like when storms pass over). But
|>it is doable (I know someone who harvested enough to light some bulbs until
|>a storm melted his conductors and he gave up).
| Like I said, one MAY be able to gain an "extraction" from an AC
| distribution line, but you won't be tapping off a DC link any time soon.
Then if you were the CEO of the electric transmission company running a DC
line involving a ground return, and I, a landower near the transmission
line, were extracting currents in the ground by means of deep electrodes
at two far ends of my land, you would not mind?
| The day you decide to do so, I want to watch... from a distance... with
| a video camera rolling.
You'll be bored.
How much power do you really think can come from the ground even with a
DCGR line running nearby?
| Phil Howard KA9WGN (ka9wgn.ham.org) / Do not send to the address below |
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