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.
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--
Alan-- If it was easy, anyone could do it.
#62297 - 02/14/0605:39 PMRe: Service Entrance Splice
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.
#62301 - 02/14/0606:45 PMRe: Service Entrance Splice