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Saw this in Dallas TX #65155
04/27/06 06:49 PM
04/27/06 06:49 PM
hypress  Offline OP
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 129
Charleston WV
Wile on Vacation this year I took a train trip to Texas. In the Dallas Fort Worth area I noticed that on some buildings that the service drop conductors were eather white or gray in color phase and neutral. I thought this was odd to have white or gray conductors. I also saw this arangement on some residential services. My question is why the white or gray conductors? Was this some experiment with new insulation ? Inquiring minds want to know. THANKS HYPRESS

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Re: Saw this in Dallas TX #65156
04/27/06 07:04 PM
04/27/06 07:04 PM
iwire  Offline
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North Attleboro, MA USA
I have seen a few commercial overhead services in this area using white conductors. I wondered about it as well.


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Re: Saw this in Dallas TX #65157
04/27/06 07:56 PM
04/27/06 07:56 PM
livetoride  Offline
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 109
san diego ca usa
There are some older services around here (San Diego) where they used Grey triplex for the service drops. Over time (notably near the ocean) where the insulation turns white, most were installed in the 70's as near as I can tell. Rod

Re: Saw this in Dallas TX #65158
04/27/06 08:01 PM
04/27/06 08:01 PM
e57  Offline
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Most of them here are gray after years in the sun - they used to be black. Same with the gray stuff, it turns white.

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