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Big Boys Racketeers #161965
04/10/07 10:10 PM
04/10/07 10:10 PM
Admin  Offline
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We don't need no stinkin Racketeers - We've got a CAT!

4 x 500 MCM + 1 X 3/0 CU pull - somewhere in Maine! More photos if you want. Source is Cat generator - 140' away. 3 phase 480 - 1600 A. Total of 4 - 4" RMC, each as noted above. Application - paving plant.

Be gentle! We're out here in the woods!


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Re: Big Boys Racketeers [Re: Admin] #161975
04/11/07 07:02 AM
04/11/07 07:02 AM
john p  Offline
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 32
Nice wire stands, I see you have the lube ready. wheres the back hoe wire puller at grin

Re: Big Boys Racketeers [Re: john p] #161977
04/11/07 07:15 AM
04/11/07 07:15 AM
Grover  Offline
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 109
Sebago, ME, USA
Actually didn't use the backhoe this time - see the forklift in the distance? Limited to 5' at a time - the height of the Gen enclosure door.

I remember another pull - excavator used to position pulley above pipe - rope to pickup truck......

Re: Big Boys Racketeers [Re: Grover] #162334
04/17/07 03:55 PM
04/17/07 03:55 PM
ShockMe77  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
That's awesome!

I don't normally work with the big stuff, but I'll remember this technique next time I do.

Re: Big Boys Racketeers [Re: ShockMe77] #162357
04/18/07 05:23 AM
04/18/07 05:23 AM
Luketrician  Offline
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 272
Sale Creek, TN USA
Was that little bucket of lube enough for the pull? Seems like you would need a heck-of-a-lot more than that in the pic...I could picture someone right at the stub up, guiding the wires into the conduit with a big vat of polywater right next to him. Using generous amounts of it for the entire length of the pull. So how were yall set up? Was any of my speculation the case?

The more polywater the better!

Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

Re: Big Boys Racketeers [Re: Luketrician] #162360
04/18/07 07:29 AM
04/18/07 07:29 AM
Grover  Offline
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 109
Sebago, ME, USA
I used 3 buckets of lube for the pull - almost a bucket per pull. 3 helpers guiding wire off the spools and into the switchgear. I was at the stub-up, laying on a 2x10, waterproof gloves, doing the final guide into the pipe and slathering the lube. Continuous lube for the entire pull.



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