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#172640 - 12/22/07 09:40 PM Fargo clamp alternative  
KJay  Offline
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I've been using Hubbell’s Fargo clamps and insulating sleeves for connecting overhead service drops to service entrance cables at the weatherhead for some time now, but they are really a bit on the expensive side.
Can somebody recommend another product that is similar in quality and ease of installation but maybe a little less expensive?

Thanks


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#172713 - 12/24/07 12:58 PM Re: Fargo clamp alternative [Re: KJay]  
Speedy Petey  Offline
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They are specifically what my POCO requires us to use.

They are easy but make a mess of my gloves with the de-ox they pre-apply. I'd actually rather use a crimp if they allowed it.


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#172759 - 12/26/07 12:32 AM Re: Fargo clamp alternative [Re: Speedy Petey]  
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I was looking into those ILSCO clamps that use an Allen wrench, but saw them used on another guys job and I think they looked like crap and didn’t seem like they would be as easy install hot. I used crimp connectors in the past, but it was a royal pain working with those crimpers on a ladder.
I guess I’ll stick with Fargo, especially since I now have the nice insulated ratchet wrenches to fit the bolts of the two sizes I use the most. I know what you mean about the inhibitor all over the gloves sleeves. Sometimes it makes it pretty hard to grip the wrench. I’ve tried using a rag between the glove and the clamp before to try and keep things clean, but even with just a pair of Class 0, that just seemed to makes it clumsier.



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