cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Sword of Damocles

Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 26,929
Thanks: 1,735
Fixes: 131
Registered: 14-04-2007

Sword of Damocles

On my way out to do some shopping I've just driven under this beast of an icicle hanging from a phone line in the middle of the road.

It's about 2 metres long and I haven't a clue what it weighs but we are hoping it melts quickly.

 

Icicle on the wire.jpg

Customer and Forum Moderator.

10 REPLIES
RobPN
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 1,206
Thanks: 244
Fixes: 3
Registered: 17-05-2013

Re: Sword of Damocles

Certainly beats the usual pairs of old trainers commonly seen hanging from phone cables!

Edit:  Seriously though, I'm surprised the road hasn't been closed.

Community Veteran
Posts: 8,513
Thanks: 937
Fixes: 9
Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: Sword of Damocles

Hope the phone line does not belong to a PN customer otherwise some unlucky cs agent is going to get earache about interference or poor speed on their connection.

Cheesy

Community Veteran
Posts: 3,668
Thanks: 409
Fixes: 5
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Sword of Damocles

I wonder how PN faults department have found it during the cold weather.
It has pretty much melted round in London.

Superuser
Superuser
Posts: 3,288
Thanks: 1,720
Fixes: 12
Registered: 10-04-2007

Re: Sword of Damocles


@gleneagles wrote:

Hope the phone line does not belong to a PN customer otherwise some unlucky cs agent is going to get earache about interference or poor speed on their connection.


Perhaps they need to be swapped to a  HOT SVLAN  Funny

Community Veteran
Posts: 5,616
Thanks: 627
Fixes: 1
Registered: 21-03-2011

Re: Sword of Damocles

Attach the terminals of a 12V car battery to the phone wire to increase the heating effect and slice through the icicle. What could possibly go wrong?

Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
Community Veteran
Posts: 17,765
Thanks: 1,603
Fixes: 19
Registered: 06-11-2007

Re: Sword of Damocles

I do hope the local Highways agency has a couple of these signs, to put either side of it...

 

ICE SIGN 2.jpg

Minivanman
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,016
Thanks: 1,595
Fixes: 1
Registered: 04-11-2014

Re: Sword of Damocles

Broken gutter or an overflowing toilet cistern?

"Out of the pong came sweetness", to paraphrase Abram Lyle. Azn 

I know where I am, I've been lost here before.
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,238
Thanks: 1,130
Fixes: 3
Registered: 06-11-2014

Re: Sword of Damocles


@AlaricAdair wrote:

Attach the terminals of a 12V car battery to the phone wire to increase the heating effect and slice through the icicle. What could possibly go wrong?


 

And put 48 Volts DC into a 12v battery?? Nah... Funny

Jonpe
Aspiring Champion
Posts: 1,911
Thanks: 495
Fixes: 6
Registered: 05-09-2016

Re: Sword of Damocles

It looks like water has been dripping onto the line for some time in order to form this work of art.  The problem with large icicles is that they are heavy, and having one fall on you could cause some serious damage.

Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 26,929
Thanks: 1,735
Fixes: 131
Registered: 14-04-2007

Re: Sword of Damocles

It finally fell off the line today and no reports of injuries thank goodness.

Customer and Forum Moderator.