ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Tingle off the water spigot
by dsk. 10/15/18 02:36 PM
Board tester power supply?
by JoeTestingEngr. 10/13/18 12:14 AM
Voltage sag
by Trumpy. 10/12/18 06:59 PM
220/230/240V 60Hz Systems
by Trumpy. 10/12/18 06:50 PM
Linear Power Supply Quits Under Load
by JoeTestingEngr. 10/10/18 08:47 PM
New in the Gallery:
What is this for?
Plug terminals
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 9 guests, and 25 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Saw this in Dallas TX #65155
04/27/06 06:49 PM
04/27/06 06:49 PM
H
hypress  Offline OP
Member
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

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Saw this in Dallas TX #65156
04/27/06 07:04 PM
04/27/06 07:04 PM
I
iwire  Offline
Moderator
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
I have seen a few commercial overhead services in this area using white conductors. I wondered about it as well.


Bob


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts
Re: Saw this in Dallas TX #65157
04/27/06 07:56 PM
04/27/06 07:56 PM
L
livetoride  Offline
Member
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
E
e57  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
S.F.,CA USA
Most of them here are gray after years in the sun - they used to be black. Same with the gray stuff, it turns white.


Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
HotLine1
HotLine1
Brick, NJ USA
Posts: 7,034
Joined: April 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
sparky 11
Trumpy 3
Popular Topics(Views)
250,270 Are you busy
187,918 Re: Forum
177,451 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.024s Queries: 14 (0.005s) Memory: 0.9593 MB (Peak: 1.0914 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-10-16 02:13:37 UTC