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    Hot stick name

    Pig tail on a universal adapter.
  2. Truck grounding

    I also agree with the older lineman. Many utilities operating standards suggest using system neutral connections, anchor rods, pole grounds and or driven rods. The key is all crew members stay clear...
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    Compensation settings for Regulators

    With your 32 step regulators there are compensation settings that are inputted for the regulator to compare to. These are design settings for the type of lines and loads the regulator is trying to...
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    Grounding on Cable and Telephone lines Issues.

    Grounding and interactions with powerlines is a very complexed issue at times. Multi grounded system neutrals are attached in hundreds of places and interface to stabilize the electrical systems. All...
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    Single shot is an obvious normal for all line crews working in proximity and others.

    The normal practices are to have the line protection in single shot. It is only line protection as for linemen protection your work procedures and cover up or limits of approach can only help. The...
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    Guy tension formula

    Well the formula works. Our easy rule of thumb was raking the pole 1 1/2 per five feet of pole. Ie: 50 ft pole gets 7.5 inches of rake. When the wire is larger consider a pole top width.
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    Insulator science and failure analysis

    Powertech Labratories in Surrey British Columbia Canada have failure and structural analysis information. Years of testing and destructive science. Contact them. Beware of nerds....
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    Mixed bank neutral tie down

    In my experience the size of the transformers and their impedance values and the loading are key factors. While energizing grounding guards against resonating caused by matching capacitive reactance...
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    Sharing Protocols and Live Line Procedurs

    For years it has been obvious that preparing to bring resources from other locations takes some
    communications before it happens. Line crews were brought in from all over for hurricane Sandy. ...
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