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480v tap #208457
01/20/13 11:04 PM
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One of the inspectors in the county south of us came up with this beauty.

480v tap using an innovative method but at least he got the colors right.

(From Bryan Holland)

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Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell] #208458
01/21/13 12:01 AM
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Tesla
Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell] #208462
01/21/13 04:06 AM
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Yup that is like a KupLTap.
The problem is they don't have one that taps a 600MCM with a #14 I guess.



Greg Fretwell
Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell] #208466
01/21/13 09:46 AM
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I guess you have some of the same geniuses down there as I have up here!!


John
Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell] #208479
01/21/13 06:22 PM
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ive seen this on here before, it still makes me wonder how the hell you could do this without getting shocked or destroying a tool or 2...


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Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell] #208481
01/21/13 10:08 PM
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How about this scene...
Load of this made up, ring terminal made up, screw in ring, and a screw gun.


John
Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell] #208482
01/22/13 01:54 AM
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I suppose turning off the power first would be out of the question. wink


Greg Fretwell
Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell] #208484
01/22/13 08:52 AM
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Seems to be common practice... I've seen a very similar picture from Germany.

Re: 480v tap [Re: JoeKP] #208488
01/22/13 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeKP
ive seen this on here before, it still makes me wonder how the hell you could do this without getting shocked or destroying a tool or 2...


I'm imagining a $2.99 orange store 4-in-1 screwdriver wrapped up in a roll of 99¢ tape. crazy


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Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell] #208495
01/23/13 12:13 AM
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At first glance I'm thinking power theft. This wasn't a pf correcting capacitor for a huge motor was it?

Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell] #208503
01/23/13 01:57 PM
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I think in the German case it was temporary site power straight from the pillar on the street.

Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell] #208506
01/23/13 09:58 PM
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OK, theft of service....or sheer stupidity??


John
Re: 480v tap [Re: Tesla] #208509
01/24/13 01:14 AM
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Is there any chance these don't have UL or CSA approval?

Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell] #211194
09/24/13 03:43 AM
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that's amazing ... not to mention the micro arcing going on within the strands they just derated, all it takes is a nick in the wire and the micro arc " hot spot " begins ...

Last edited by MarkC10; 09/24/13 03:47 AM.

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