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#62293 - 02/14/06 04:59 PM Service Entrance Splice  
mshaw  Offline
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What do you like to use to splice the service entrance cable to the utilities service when doing residential service changes. Here the utility company can take up to 3 weeks to change a service over but we can make the connections and they will reconnect them later when they descide to show up. Remember you are doing this hot.


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#62294 - 02/14/06 05:15 PM Re: Service Entrance Splice  
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Split Bolts

Dave


#62295 - 02/14/06 05:21 PM Re: Service Entrance Splice  
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H-crimps....

Dnk..


#62296 - 02/14/06 05:54 PM Re: Service Entrance Splice  
Alan Nadon  Offline
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I have seen split bolts, set screw inline splices, crimps, insulated splice blocks, insulated terminal blocks and, ( are you ready for this one ) NM connectors, with or without tape.
Connectors are not returned or left at the job site so expense [ as always ] competes with safety.
Alan--


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If it was easy, anyone could do it.

#62297 - 02/14/06 06:39 PM Re: Service Entrance Splice  
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I like the Polaris insulated connectors for the hots. I think they are about $15 each. A split bolt for the ground. If I had a crimper that would be my 1st choice.

Tom


#62298 - 02/14/06 06:44 PM Re: Service Entrance Splice  
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Burndy Crimps!

I used to work for a guy who would have us use 3/4" romex connectors.


#62299 - 02/14/06 06:45 PM Re: Service Entrance Splice  
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You guys do this out of a bucket? Can't imagine doing it off a ladder.


#62300 - 02/14/06 07:15 PM Re: Service Entrance Splice  
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If I never get to reconnect a service drop, I won't regret it. Those of you who do it, what precautions do you take? Does anyone meg out your entrance conductors first? That probably sounds excessive, but the idea of a 10kA fault occuring a foot from my face while I'm twenty-five feet up a ladder, is enough to make me pause.

=John


#62301 - 02/14/06 07:45 PM Re: Service Entrance Splice  
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Walrus, we do it both ways. Off ladders, in a bucket, off the roof, the bucket is easiest...

John, we do a tap test. Tap the wires together before you hook them up....


Dnk...

[This message has been edited by Dnkldorf (edited 02-14-2006).]


#62302 - 02/14/06 08:46 PM Re: Service Entrance Splice  
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Dnk, that's the "tapas turn" test right?
tap as you turn your head [Linked Image]


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