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Service Entrance Splice #62293
02/14/06 03:59 PM
02/14/06 03:59 PM
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mshaw  Offline OP
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Fairborn, Oh, USA
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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Re: Service Entrance Splice #62294
02/14/06 04:15 PM
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Tiger  Offline
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Crystal Lake, IL USA
Split Bolts

Dave

Re: Service Entrance Splice #62295
02/14/06 04:21 PM
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Dnkldorf  Offline
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H-crimps....

Dnk..

Re: Service Entrance Splice #62296
02/14/06 04:54 PM
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Alan Nadon  Offline
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Elkhart, IN. USA
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.
Re: Service Entrance Splice #62297
02/14/06 05:39 PM
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Active 1  Offline
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Grayslake IL, USA
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

Re: Service Entrance Splice #62298
02/14/06 05:44 PM
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ShockMe77  Offline
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Rahway, New Jersey
Burndy Crimps!

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

Re: Service Entrance Splice #62299
02/14/06 05:45 PM
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walrus  Offline
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Bangor Me. USA
You guys do this out of a bucket? Can't imagine doing it off a ladder.

Re: Service Entrance Splice #62300
02/14/06 06:15 PM
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BigJohn  Offline
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Boston, MA
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

Re: Service Entrance Splice #62301
02/14/06 06:45 PM
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Dnkldorf  Offline
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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).]

Re: Service Entrance Splice #62302
02/14/06 07:46 PM
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sparkync  Offline
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Dnk, that's the "tapas turn" test right?
tap as you turn your head [Linked Image]

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