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#152086 - 11/26/03 04:20 PM Old Hook  
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I was wondering if you have ever seen support hooks like the attached. They were removed by a co-worker from his house (which is apprx. 120 years old). The triplex going to his house was supported by a more standard porcelain insulator, and this hook was nearby. Note in the second picture the slot in the middle w/the threading... looks like the wire was put through there and some sort of cap went over the top. In my 13 short years in the business I have never seen these and was wondering if anyone else has!

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#152087 - 11/28/03 01:32 PM Re: Old Hook  
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I think I seen something similar in a place that had Delco power.


#152088 - 11/28/03 08:44 PM Re: Old Hook  
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The threading looks like it accepted a porcelain insulator at one time...


#152089 - 12/02/03 09:32 PM Re: Old Hook  
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The thread is for a standard glass pin-type insulator and are fairly common in older neighborhoods in my area. Some are still in use.
Mike


#152090 - 12/03/03 12:46 AM Re: Old Hook  
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NJwirenut,
You're right there!.
The groove in the thread, is so that the Porcelain Insulator doesn't split when screwed on to the hook. [Linked Image]


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