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#52905 06/11/05 04:34 PM
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just wanted to know what is your preferance for splicing services at the mast. Split bolts ans tape, stripless taps like the isco's, or crimps?

#52906 06/11/05 04:38 PM
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My favorite way is to let the Power Company handle it. [Linked Image]

If I did splice it they will come later and replace whatever I do with crimps.


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#52907 06/11/05 04:58 PM
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I wish iwire where I am at the power company will only do it if they are bringing a new drop to the home. Also what I put there stays they dont cut it off and replace it with there own so it better last.

#52908 06/11/05 06:23 PM
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Bob, that used to be the way but if you are dealing with Nstar you have to make a permanent connection. They don't redo them anymore unless of course you want to pay. I usually use a but connector or a parallel groove connector.

#52909 06/11/05 06:39 PM
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H-Taps only." H Crimps"

Threw away them parallel bolt POCO connectors long ago.

Dnk....

#52910 06/11/05 06:58 PM
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Bob, that used to be the way but if you are dealing with Nstar you have to make a permanent connection.

Working with NStar, just two Fridays ago I was working for NStar. [Linked Image]

Got a ton of connectors, insulators, tape and wedge clamps. [Linked Image]

I guess I have been out of service changes to long, any services I have done lately have been new and NStar has made the connection.


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#52911 06/11/05 08:01 PM
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Home depot sells the big (4/0)butt splicers for $5 each, cheaper than a split bolt and easier to install since you can get the service side all tightened up before working with the hot side. Also keeps the Al & Cu apart. I always leave a note and the POCO leaves them so I can use them over and over. Someday I'd like to get a crimping system but it's a lot of $$$.

#52912 06/12/05 07:15 AM
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Working with NStar, just two Fridays ago I was working for NStar.
I won't tell the union boys. [Linked Image]

#52913 06/12/05 11:56 AM
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Don't mean to spoil the party, but have you all checked with your POCo?

Our PoCo requires that either you use their connectors (provided free) or crimp connectors (the big ones that require a hydraulic crimper, of course!)
Their connectors are of the parallel groove type.

#52914 06/12/05 12:08 PM
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How can an electrical contractor's employee make this connection and comply with the rules in OSHA and NFPA70E?
Don


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