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#49120 - 02/26/05 06:21 PM Taps
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Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 725
Loc: Tucson, AZ USA
The situation is a duplex with side by side 100 amp meter combos fed from a gutter. The gutter will be fed from the riser with 2/0 for the 200 amp drop. Instead of bugging onto the 2/0's with two sets of #4's for the 100 amp meter combos, which would require either putting 3 wires per split bolt or six bugs to bug on each #4 separatley, I want to run the 100 amp feeders from one meter combo, up thru the gutter and down to the other meter combo without cutting them. Then I can skin a section off each one and bug on to the 2/0's without putting three conductors in a bug. The 2/0's would actually be tapped into the #4's. Does anyone see anything wrong with my plan?
Especially you inspectors?!!
Thanks, Brian

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#49121 - 02/26/05 06:44 PM Re: Taps
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Registered: 07/20/04
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When I see this done they use an insulated mechanical splice block like the Ilsco PBT.
Money may be an issue, this was the state.
Greg Fretwell

#49122 - 02/27/05 05:33 PM Re: Taps
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Registered: 07/16/02
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Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
Big Ben, Ilsco has a listed 3 wire split bolt. If you go to their website they have it there.


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