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  1. If I understand your question right, I believe...

    If I understand your question right, I believe it's all about circulating current and imbalance, with the 3rd phase out and the high side floated you have it due to imbalance with each pot grounded...
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    Rob, get your mechanic to call Altec support and...

    Rob, get your mechanic to call Altec support and all he will have to say is 2 words "COLLECTOR RING" they will know exactly what he is talking about , some things that might help would be before...
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    These new diesels are terrible with all of these...

    These new diesels are terrible with all of these mandated emissions, def fluid, exhaust filters, etc , you just as well plan on a little road trip everyday, put it on the nearest interstate or major...
  4. Rob, I saw that to but after looking a little...

    Rob, I saw that to but after looking a little closer at the pictures I believe there is an open set of group operated switches up above those cutouts , I ain't never really seen a setup quite like...
  5. Yes that is why it is important for those bolts...

    Yes that is why it is important for those bolts to be tightened properly, I am also guessing that the reason that they went with a banded cluster is the weight of the transformers, they look like 250...
  6. After looking at the pictures again as tight as...

    After looking at the pictures again as tight as the other stinger is on the other outside pot, I do believe the whole aluminum cluster bracket holding the 3 transformers did slide some down the pole.
  7. That cluster mount is what we call a banded...

    That cluster mount is what we call a banded cluster mount , we have used some of them years ago on 3 pot banks where the transformers were above 167 kva , I have never seen a properly installed...
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    I can't think of a good reason why you would cut...

    I can't think of a good reason why you would cut the ground wire of a lightning arrestor prior to lifting the top side with a shotgun stick. Just my 2 cents worth.
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    Happy Birthday Big Clive

    Happy birthday Big Clive, hope you had a good one. Charlie.
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    Merry Christmas

    I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you have a prosperous New Year, even though we are not all on here a whole lot anymore we are all travelling the same path working towards our...
  11. The lineman that work for the major utility that...

    The lineman that work for the major utility that you work for are you're best source of information, ask them.
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    Sorry to hear of his passing , from reading his...

    Sorry to hear of his passing , from reading his obituary he sounded like a fine man who put his family first. RIP Poot. Thank you for posting this.
  13. It happens everywhere, if it's a rear mount...

    It happens everywhere, if it's a rear mount linetruck weld an eye on the front bumper for the winch line to be hooked to either with a clevis or a sling, you may have to leave one of the stages run...
  14. The bigger question is Where is the one's right...

    The bigger question is Where is the one's right hand?
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    I thought when he flipped it he might have gotten...

    I thought when he flipped it he might have gotten it into something hot. Labor did you all have a lot of 4kv like PSE&G?
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    Sorry it took so long Rob but no one seems to...

    Sorry it took so long Rob but no one seems to know about work visa's but they did say there were some Canadian hands working up there last year, so somebody in the IBEW up there has to know how it is...
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    Rob, my buddy's are all out in California right...

    Rob, my buddy's are all out in California right now, but they worked out of the NE last summer let me see if they have a contact up there, might take me a couple of days, but I will see what I can...
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    Hey Rob

    Did you see the post for lineman wanted in Syracuse New York? Signing bonus might be a plus. Charlie.
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    t have been lucky the only time I have ever had...

    t have been lucky the only time I have ever had to wear sleeves have been when I was working off of a Baker board , the rest of the time just cover up good and work out of your leathers and rubber...
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    Rob, a lot of guys that are working here in...

    Rob, a lot of guys that are working here in Florida will be heading to the NE as soon as it gets hot , summer time down here can be brutal and when you tack on ground to ground rubber glove rules and...
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    Rob you hit the nail on the head, sounds like you...

    Rob you hit the nail on the head, sounds like you have seen this before.
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    Here in Fl a young man that wants to get into...

    Here in Fl a young man that wants to get into this line of work only needs to enquire with contractors to start as a grunt, but there is plenty of work here and that may not be the case in other...
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    I suspect that you would be quite amazed at what...

    I suspect that you would be quite amazed at what some of them are being taught at some of these schools.
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    That makes two of us.:D

    That makes two of us.:D
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    Glad that you have been able to find employment...

    Glad that you have been able to find employment close to home , it's a shame you aren't over hear as lineman are needed everywhere and although linework has changed drastically I have come to the...
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