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Here is the HPS lit gas station I've been talking about, located in Franklin Ohio, not
far from my job. Look closely and you can see even the exit/entrance lighting is HPS.
The linear fluorescent around the main portion of the building is HO, while the inside
of the building, of course, is T8 fluorescent.
ALL other gas stations near and around this particular area, use LED lighting

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Jul 28, 2017 at 01:46 PM Author: streetlight98
Must've been built in the 1980s. Even high school gymnasiums were HPS in the 80s. Speedway bought out all the HESS stations here a few years ago. At that time though, HESS had already LED'ed all the exterior lights at all their stores.

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Jul 28, 2017 at 05:01 PM Author: suzukir122
Wow... so I'm guessing Speedway did that recently? Interesting stuff... I have no idea when this particular Speedway was built, but I've
never seen HPS sodium lit gas stations in my entire life until now. I just would never expect to see this in this time period either, even
if it was traditional metal halides. There are gas stations that surround this area, including one just across the street. (Shell gas station)
which was completely renovated, and uses nothing but LED.
This is the only Speedway that hasn't been touched.

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Jul 28, 2017 at 07:55 PM Author: streetlight98
HESS sold their stations to Speedway in 2015. By Fall of 2015 all the stations were rebranded from the familiar green-white color scheme to the red-white color scheme. The buildings and even the pumps remained. They just put Speedway decals over all the HESS stuff and changed the signs. HESS went LED in their stations in either 2013 or 2014, so not long before they sold their >1000 stored to Speedway. Before this, I've never heard of Speedway. They're a brand new chain here, buying every HESS location out.

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Jul 28, 2017 at 08:10 PM Author: suzukir122
I wonder what caused them to make that change? But yeah doesn't look like this speedway will be keeping it's hps fixtures much longer. Not easy to
tell through photo, but a lot of the canopy lights are cycling

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Jul 28, 2017 at 08:17 PM Author: streetlight98
HESS wanted to sell its stations so they could focus exclusively on extracting oil/refining it instead of selling to the consumers. There's little profit seen by gas stations selling gasoline. Almost all of their profit is from the convenience store at each gas station. Much more profit at the refinery level.

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Jul 28, 2017 at 08:21 PM Author: suzukir122
Ahh I see. That's interesting. I've actually never heard of HESS until now... not sure if they're any located in Ohio

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Jul 28, 2017 at 08:39 PM Author: streetlight98
Hess was primarily an east-coast chain. They sell toy trucks bearing their name every year around Christmas. They used to sell them in the convenience stores at the stations. Some of the older ones are worth serious money too. Now since they no longer operate any "retail" locations, they sell the trucks online here.

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Jul 29, 2017 at 01:15 AM Author: Mercurylamps

Must've been built in the 1980s. Even high school gymnasiums were HPS in the 80s. Speedway bought out all the HESS stations here a few years ago. At that time though, HESS had already LED'ed all the exterior lights at all their stores.


Funny, I remember gyms in high school here were HPS lit too. Even many indoor swimming pools were lit by HPS floodlights.
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Jul 29, 2017 at 03:35 AM Author: suzukir122
I myself have never seen a gym, or indoor swimming pools lit with sodium. Ever... I wish I had.

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Jul 29, 2017 at 03:43 AM Author: Mercurylamps
You can see an example in this 1983 lighting journal by Thorn.

I do wish I took a picture of the HPS lit gym at high school. I could have gotten my brother to take a picture but he finished high school at the end of 2016 unfortunately.
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Jul 29, 2017 at 04:21 AM Author: suzukir122
Interesting stuff... I don't get why this is, but a lot of even building concepts back in those days seemed sooo much better.
Is it just me that notices this?
And your bro graduated in 2016... are you saying that the gym at high school is still using sodium lighting??

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Jul 29, 2017 at 04:28 AM Author: Mercurylamps
I agree, I loved the lighting designs of the past while these days it feels so bland especially when it comes to LED fixtures. I'm not sure if the school gym is still on sodium lighting and he can't tell the difference (let's just say he is lighting ignorant. ) but yeah I wished I asked him to take a picture for me.
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Jul 29, 2017 at 07:18 AM Author: suzukir122
Differences between HPS and MH are absolutely easy to see lol... I'm surprised he can't tell the difference, unless
you mean his response when you asked him about it was "I don't care." haha
And although lighting designs were a lot better, the building designs just made it even more enjoyable back then.

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Jul 29, 2017 at 08:18 AM Author: streetlight98
Yeah commercial buildings from the 60s to the 80s were pretty cool looking. A lot of different architectural designs were being used and morphed together and whatnot. Today it's all about one-design-fits-all. Just look at those "cookie-cutter" neighborhoods where all the houses look identical! Contractors developing these days have no imaginations. Well really it's to save money. Using the same exact design means you only have to do a number of things once (like sit down to design the building, hire a drafter to make blueprints, make an estimate on the building materials, etc.) and after the first one is built you learn where all your mistakes were and refine as you go. By the third building you'd be a pro and assuming you have the same crew working with you, they'd become very efficient at building because it is repetitive. It makes all the sense in the world to make things identical except for the fact that it is BORING! If you want to reuse the same building design over and over then don't build them right next to each other, pick a few different plots of land miles from each other lol.

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Jul 29, 2017 at 08:25 AM Author: suzukir122
Buildings looking identical... I couldn't agree with you more. It's pretty sad actually. No creativity... nothing different... alot
of newer buildings, seem all the same. The older buildings, though some ruined with todays crappy technology, stand out from the newer
ones most of the time

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Differences between HPS and MH are absolutely easy to see lol...
LOL maybe hes colour blind

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Nah he ain't colourblind, he just doesn't have an interest in lighting other than the CFLs I installed on his reptile tank.
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XD

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Jul 30, 2017 at 01:06 AM Author: Lodge
Is this an independently owned site ? because if it is, the owner is to worried about catching the pennies slipping thorough there fingers they are missing the dollars, lighting in retail can make a huge impact in the customer base you obtain and the amount they are willing to spend, and the cost to upgrade should not be a major factor in the changes, but some people just don't see that...

Just by looking at that photo I can tell they are missing out on about 50% of there potential customers because it's not very female friendly, and they missing the ones that will stop and fill there tank and buy candy and a few treats for the little ones and a few lotto tickets in the store, not just the ones who stop and put $5 to $20 in the tank and go, and anyone who's been in the fuel business knows the store is the money maker, gas only nets like 1 to 2 cents on a liter so it's not much but the candy bar your doubling your money or better..
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Jul 30, 2017 at 04:04 AM Author: suzukir122
@Lodge, this Speedway does get very busy, especially during the morning time. I'm willing to bet this Speedway has more
business than the one up the street from it, but I don't understand why. I also don't understand why there are so many
Speedways near Dayton that end up being walking distance from one another. I have no clue if this building is independently owned.

@MercuryLamps, my little bro is like this too. He's not a lighting enthusiast and doesn't care to be one, however, he DID
say to me that he understands why people become lighting enthusiasts... on a couple occasions. When I showed him his first EOL
show, and when I showed him CMH lamps starting up in my living room.

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My brother is indifferent to my lighting interest, though he described an elliptical HID lamp as an "Egg shaped bulb" when I had it sitting on a desk at my place. I think my lighting interest started at an early age thanks to the amount of LPS/SOX we had at the time illuminating the streets though unfortunately the numbers have dwindled and there is only a small number still in use. I get to drive those roads every night at least.
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Jul 30, 2017 at 08:17 AM Author: streetlight98
Just curious how this gas station is not "female friendly"? Because of the lighting? I agree white light would boost nighttime sales though.

Yep they make almost no money on gas sales. All in the convenience store. I NEVER EVER go into the convenience store. Just get gas at whichever station near my house is the cheapest and that's it. Usually it ends up being This Speedway, which is still HESS in the streetview. Amaxing looking back at 2012 and seeing how much gas was! $3.73/gallon! And that station is one of the cheaper ones. Shell was probably around $4/gal at that time. Gas is currently $3.112 at that station.

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I'd much rather go to a gas station with lighting that does not kill off my night vision than one with white light any day... i don't care about seeing colours very well

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You're an exception to the rule though. The vast majority of customers want to see things as they are, and feel safer doing so. And people tend to stop where they feel safer. It's all psychological but it's how most people function. I just go wherever had the lowest price.

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Yep lots of the customers won't stop if the site has dark areas, they will just keep driving to the next gas station, unless they are the ones who think the E on there gas gauge means Enough, but the one who don't stop they are the ones who are even willing to pay a few cents more per liter or gallon, and they are also the ones willing to buy stuff in the store, use the restroom, and unknowingly make a mental note and continue to stop there because they feel safe..

Really lighting is very important in retail, and places like 7-11 spend huge money on it to keep and attract customers and since like 50% of the population is female they can't be overlooked, there money is the same as anyone else to a business, make them feel safe with brightly illuminated ares and they will stop and spend it..

suzukir122 :> They might be busy in the morning, but I'd be willing to bet after the sun goes down at night it's mainly males stopping there, with good lighting they would attract a lot more females and that would not only pay for the lighting it would add to the businesses bottom line, in under a year, and every year after that change..
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i like how we are talking about humans as if they were moths lmfao it really is fitting to tell the truth

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@Lodge, I'm not saying you're wrong, and truthfully speaking, I agree with you a little. Females and light... I've seen situations
in which people complain about lighting, and most of the time it's females. I brought one of my friends over (a woman) and
we sat and watched youtube videos on my TV. (We did more than that, but of course... I can't talk about that here because TMI is a thing. )
But after a while, even though I think she was hinting something, (*cough* bedroom) she complained that the lighting from my kitchen which is
behind my TV, was making her head hurt, and that she didn't want to watch TV anymore and was feeling tired. My kitchen uses two fixtures with
two lamp rapid start T12 0 degree ballasts. The flicker from those fixtures made her complain, I think.
But yeah, I'm not disagreeing with you, but I have seen females shopping at this gas station a lot, just about as many as males.
Regardless, this lighting will soon be replaced with LED. Too many failing, cycling lamps.

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No matter what it is, women are nitpicky and love to complain. They'll find anything to complain about.

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Depends..... I've met girls that dont really complain much..

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I myself have never seen a gym, or indoor swimming pools lit with sodium.

Same here. Though I have been in gyms that were lit with MV (both my middle & highschool were MV, elementary was fluorescent - 2xF96 louvered fixtures)
I do know of one postoffice that's lit with HPS in the backroom part...and it just looks weird. That simply is not a good 'indoor' lighting

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No matter what it is, women are nitpicky and love to complain

No idea if that's true or not, but if so its just one more reason to not date & remain single.

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While people will complain about anything, if you actually survey them, females will rate, safety,cleanliness,store image and lighting much higher then a male customer, and this needs to be done without any bias, money doesn't have a bias, they also are more likely going to buy the healthier options in the store like granola bars, and water,and not just head for the soda and chips like the males typically will, just because a place is busy, doesn't mean they are getting the maximum return on there investment, by ignoring a large section of there potential customer base with simple low cost things like updating there lighting..

Homebrewlights actually people in the night are like moths and head towards the bright lights, I have a friend who owns several Xenon short arc lights sky tracker spotlights, and they place them outside an event or club and it's interesting watching the people flock like moths to the lights, and her biggest is 7kw's and it's more then enough light to watch them walk blocks away just to see it, and even cut out paper batman things to put on the light lens, I'll post a picture of her 3Kw model later so you can see them and I have yet to see the 7 and 2 kw lights she has in person so I don't have pictures yet..
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No idea if that's true or not, but if so its just one more reason to not date/remain single.


but there are women interested in lighting, I know one, probably should of married her...
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but there are women interested in lighting, I know one, probably should of married her...

woah.... lol hope your wife does not see that ...

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No idea if that's true or not, but if so its just one more reason to not date & remain single.

honestly i find that idea depressing XD

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I hope this doesn't offend anyone on here, but I have yet to see a Woman that has an interest in lighting... specifically
Women my age. That's a side of my life I wish a Woman out there had an interest in as well. My other main interest is motorcycles, and
there are TONS and TONS of motorcycle enthusiasts that are Women, who also ride. But I have yet to meet a Woman who is a lighting enthusiast
like me. THAT would be the day.
HPS in the Post Office. I forget... there are HPS spot lights in the Post Office I'm familiar with, AND, all rapid start fluorescent pretty
much everywhere in that particular one. It's been a while since I've been there, so things may have changed. But last time I was there was
in 2016. Another post office, has T8 lighting in the main portion, but HPS in the back area! I don't get it... but of course, still awesome to me.

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We have a few members here who are women.
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but there are women interested in lighting,

Yep. But I think its even more rare than guys interested in lighting...or maybe women are just less willing to admit it than guys are?


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No idea if that's true or not, but if so its just one more reason to not date & remain single.
honestly i find that idea depressing XD
Doesn't seem depressing to me


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Another post office, has T8 lighting in the main portion, but HPS in the back area!

Cool... so it isn't just that one I've been in. I do wonder though if it was originally MV, & got converted to HPS when the MV->HPS 'upgrades' were a big thing.
In the front part of said postoffice there's big 4'x4' fluorescent! (either 6 or 8-lamp, I can't remember). Very likely still F40.


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Aug 02, 2017 at 07:43 PM Author: Mercurylamps
Just about every woman I've met has like zero interest in lighting or anything else us guys are into. That includes my girlfriend, she just uses technology like phones, lights, TV, cars, you name it without a second thought about what is going on "behind the scenes" to make it tick.

The flicker from those fixtures made her complain, I think.
But yeah, I'm not disagreeing with you, but I have seen females shopping at this gas station a lot, just about as many as males.
Regardless, this lighting will soon be replaced with LED. Too many failing, cycling lamps.


You need a dimmable lamp to set the mood.
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Aug 02, 2017 at 09:36 PM Author: suzukir122
Ahh I get it... haha... but nope no dimmable lighting will be used in my bedroom. One metal halide track light should do.
The living room, where she and I watched TV, is all fluorescent and most DEFINITELY not the best color for mood setting... but hey, I didn't
know I was gonna have company in the man-cave. Man, it's her fault! lol

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Aug 02, 2017 at 09:42 PM Author: Lodge

Ahh I get it... haha... but nope no dimmable lighting will be used in my bedroom. One metal halide track light should do.
The living room, where she and I watched TV, is all fluorescent and most DEFINITELY not the best color for mood setting... but hey, I didn't
know I was gonna have company in the man-cave. Man, it's her fault! lol


Just drop in a few BLB tubes in the man-cave and the problem is solved on both sides, no dimmer needed..
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Aug 02, 2017 at 10:01 PM Author: xmaslightguy
BLB is very hard on the eyes (atleast I find it as such..A dimmer might be good with those too)

I have one room where I'm doing some minor remodeling...which will include installing new lights. When done they'll have both Daylight and WW, each independently switchable/dimmable, so I can give the room a 'warm' or 'cool' look Will be interesting to see how it turns out.

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Aug 02, 2017 at 10:42 PM Author: Lodge

BLB is very hard on the eyes (atleast I find it as such..A dimmer might be good with those too)

I have one room where I'm doing some minor remodeling...which will include installing new lights. When done they'll have both Daylight and WW, each independently switchable/dimmable, so I can give the room a 'warm' or 'cool' look Will be interesting to see how it turns out.


Well when they bother her eyes you simply turn them off, or because I know you have colored tubes use a red tube in place of the BLB, (I hope her name isn't Roxanne) And neon signs are also cool in the man-cave, they are enough light that you won't stub your toe on the table but aren't bright enough to bother her, And your fixture I can't wait to see it, because short of those LED bulbs you don't really see dual color temps with dimming capable fixtures, ever..
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Aug 02, 2017 at 11:41 PM Author: suzukir122
The majority of the lighting in use now in my living room -- daylight and coolwhite, including in my kitchen which is behind my TV. Back then all of my lights were cool white. I probably thought about simply turning off the lights and continuing watching YouTube on my TV, but she claimed she
was tired and wanted to go to bed. Code words for other stuff. I didn't have my HID track lights back then either, and the typical room light
with screw in compact fluorescent inside my ceiling light, for romantic purposes?? Absolutely not. So I kept the lights off

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Well when they bother her eyes you simply turn them off, or because I know you have colored tubes use a red tube in place of the BLB, (I hope her name isn't Roxanne) And neon signs are also cool in the man-cave, they are enough light that you won't stub your toe on the table but aren't bright enough to bother her, And your fixture I can't wait to see it, because short of those LED bulbs you don't really see dual color temps with dimming capable fixtures, ever..

I just tried dimming a pair of F40 BLB's ... works like a charm
But red is an awesome choice over BLB, very easy on the eyes, plus it has the same type of effect on 'red things' as BLB does on fluorescent-colored things.

Neon -anything- is cool, I don't have any at this point though.

My fixtures will look like a standard slim 2xF32 from the outside(the fixture-part itself)...they'll be recessed into the ceiling so all you'll see is a diffuser panel. Excluding the frame it should end up about a 4"x47" slot.
I will post a pic one of the fixtures once its conversion to T8 is done (before installing), but it may be months before they are actually up & running...the wiring is all in place, I'm going to try & convert the fixtures this weekend.
If I get enough of what needs to be done in the room, next weekend I might try to texture the ceiling (originally had that 'popcorn-texture', but I scraped that crap off)
After which lights could be installed at any point - just as empty fixtures...no ballasts at this point, & there won't be till I find a decent price


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The majority of the lighting in use now in my living room -- daylight and coolwhite, including in my kitchen which is behind my TV. Back then all of my lights were cool white. I probably thought about simply turning off the lights and continuing watching YouTube on my TV

I always watch TV with the lights off (the little TV that I watch)
For me CW is kept for places like the garage/shed/utility room, none of the 'living space'

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Aug 03, 2017 at 08:34 PM Author: suzukir122
Yeah and I agree with that. Cool white, and daylight or anything above 4,000k color temp is not suited for living rooms,
bedrooms, or romantic situations. Absolutely not. But the good news is that I will be leaving this apartment complex for
a potentially bigger apartment. With this apartment, warmer lighting will be used in both the living room and bedroom.
The fluorescent will be used in other rooms if at all possible, but we will see how things go.

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Aug 03, 2017 at 08:36 PM Author: Lodge
No ballasts, I'll keep an eye out for a few dimmable ballasts at the local restore for you, I haven't seem to many dimmables but there knocking others off for like $1 or $2 new in the box so I won't promise you anything but if I run across a few I'll let you know, right now where I'm located they have huge energy rebates for businesses switching to leds so the restores seem to be a ballast dumping ground, I know some people don't like that idea, but I figure if I can get some great new equipment for giveaway prices it's not all bad, well not for me..
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Sep 09, 2017 at 11:12 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
My girlfriend supports my lighting interests but isn't into it herself just as shes an animal lover but i am neutral but supportive.

In my current room which is a bedroom and a workshop combined. I use 4100K F32T8/25w lamps, because of my high sensitivity to blue spectrum, daylight is too bright and warm white is too dim to me but 4100 is just right and being 25w they are softer
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Sep 09, 2017 at 11:37 PM Author: Lodge

My girlfriend supports my lighting interests but isn't into it herself just as shes an animal lover but i am neutral but supportive.

In my current room which is a bedroom and a workshop combined. I use 4100K F32T8/25w lamps, because of my high sensitivity to blue spectrum, daylight is too bright and warm white is too dim to me but 4100 is just right and being 25w they are softer


Just don't make the mistake I did, and stick a LPS fixture up in the hallway while testing it out because as soon as they stub there toe in the middle of the night because of the longer warm up period you will hear about it and how it all needs to go... I fortunately still have it all but the LPS is now limited to outside the house...And I have that same issue and it involves 4 cats, a dog and a parrot, I like the dog but the rest of them I'd eat when the zombies come to town..
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Sep 10, 2017 at 05:20 AM Author: suzukir122
Zombies... we get a zombie apocalypse, I'm dead. That simple lol... I'm terrible at Zombie related video games
as it is.

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Sep 10, 2017 at 09:37 AM Author: AngryHorse
Is that power pole bent!! , either theres too much tension on those lines, or this has been victim of a tornado at some point???

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Sep 10, 2017 at 09:47 AM Author: suzukir122
Probably a bad storm that bent that power pole but it's definitely bent. But definitely, DEFINITELY not bent by a tornado.
Had a tornado done this, the pole would've been knocked down, and the gas station would've been badly damaged, if left
standing at all. lol
Actually, now that I look at it a little more, it really does look like there might be too much tension on the lines

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Sep 10, 2017 at 10:50 AM Author: sol
Sometimes, a miscalculated or missing guy wire can put strain on a wooden pole. Over time, getting wet and dry from rain, will cause the wood to bend and this may very well be the result of that.
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Sep 10, 2017 at 04:59 PM Author: streetlight98
Oh yeah I see this with wood poles here all the time. Like sol said, someone probably didn't do their homework.

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Sep 11, 2017 at 01:40 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
@Lodge Hahaha Yeah mine has a dog and a few reptiles. Not sure what good the reptiles will be when the zombies come to town and the dog will bark a storm and give our hiding place away lol

@Everyone else. There was a pole down at the park that used to be bend badly like that but ithas been replaced years ago when the utility company replaced all the posts in the area with thicker taller ones.
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