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#165958 - 07/08/07 05:29 PM Successfull pull behind me now!
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Registered: 06/22/07
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Loc: London, Ontario
Just to let those who gave me advise with respect to pulling out 180 feet of 500MCM, it was a piece of cake. I used a kellum grip on each of the 3 500's, used a tugger for part of the extraction, then used human effort for the rest. Pulling the new 500's into the conduit was as well a peice of cake. My guys and I were complete in 6 1/2 hours including termination and clean up. Not bad since none of the guys helping me had ever done this type of work. Did I mention that my guys were a combination of millwrights, a cnc tech, and a maintenance electrician!! I was very impressed!
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#165962 - 07/08/07 06:43 PM Re: Successfull pull behind me now! [Re: mr_electrician]
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Registered: 09/15/05
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well that's good news,
it's always a good thing when the wire starts nosing out of the pipe ...huh?

how badly damaged was the old wire ?
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#165978 - 07/09/07 05:50 AM Re: Successfull pull behind me now! [Re: togol]
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Well.....that 500 MCM wire that I isolated a few weeks earlier because of a path to ground.....It was practically blown in half!!!!! Mabey 9 strands holding it together. Looks like it was resting on a sharp edge when originally installed, and over 2 years of the presses vibrating the whole building, that corner worked it's way through the insulation. I filed those sharp edges away to prevent this from happening again!
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#165986 - 07/09/07 08:05 AM Re: Successfull pull behind me now! [Re: mr_electrician]
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congradulations, sounds like you're buying the beer!

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