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    Death Xcel lineman Texas

    Thoughts and Prayers go out to this young lineman's family, Joey De Leon... Has anyone heard just what the heck happened? I heard working storm in Hereford Texas.

    KPAN radio station posted:...
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    I believe they were McGraw Edison pots,3 phase...

    I believe they were McGraw Edison pots,3 phase straight power,no neutral,no low side taps,15 KVA pots.The meter was on the 3 phase bank pole which we dont allow anymore.Below the meter was a 3 phase...
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    That is correct not sure why either i have...

    That is correct not sure why either i have checked this twice.
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    Yes there having issues for a long time...

    Yes there having issues for a long time especially with there welder.I was told there going to put a voltage recorder on it so i went to see what i was up against.Polarity is not an issue and yes the...
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    Thats sounds like the next step to try.Guess i...

    Thats sounds like the next step to try.Guess i never really considered polarity because there only 15 KVA transformers.I know on the leg Im having issues with they doubled up the conductor under the...
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    Its the shared one on the outside. The 265 volt...

    Its the shared one on the outside. The 265 volt leg is from the outside transformers like you would on a regular closed wye delta 120 240 and wild leg 211 which would be like the one this 265 volt...
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    3 Phase 240 480 wye delta floated high side

    Question on a 3 phase overhead bank,Transformers are wye 7970 floated high side.On secondary side its wired delta,voltages are 280 280 and 265 phase to ground.480 phase to phase on all other...
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    Arrester issue

    This only happens on a fused line,like it was stated the arresters are not rated for the over voltage that occurs because of the delta bank.Like it was stated tie it down or remove all the arresters...
  9. wires down

    I have a sock drawer that needs more attention than these photos have to offer at even looking at!
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    stirrups

    I for one can tell you from past experience of rubber gloving and you come across one of those stirrups crimped on the line,just slide the hose over it,let it stick out of the hose you wont forget it...
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    Ropes

    I agree not all Journeymen Lineman anymore can actually splice an eye on a rope,like i was told there are A lineman out there,B,C,and even a few D lineman out there.Sad if you can't splice an eye in...
  12. Giddy Guns

    We call them Giddy guns(small impacts 18 volt Dewalts), I would definitely use this.I have 1/2 " 9/16" and 3/4" sockets with the adapters on each one(small adapters I think its 5/16 to 1/2 ") in a...
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    Equall potential

    Makes good sense to use the mats.Just never used them.Will bring this up at our next safety meeting.Thanks for info.
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    Stringing conductor

    The reel trailer is grounded,the Wire is grounded with a Hubble rotating ground attached on the very end of the wire coming out of the wood reel that is bolted to the reel shaft.Then another ground...
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    Traveling Ground

    So your saying Hubble recommends using the traveling ground also?We have never used both grounds.You have to draw the line somewhere,2 @ the reel I believe is over doing it.This is my opinion,any one...
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    Hydraulic guns

    That's just it I've never had any troubles with using it on hot primary,definitely faster and I already have enough equipment in the bucket already!Any OSHA rules on this?Anyones Saftey rules apply...
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    Using a Hydraulic gun on hot primary

    Does any one have any info on why we can't use a hydraulic gun to tighten up nuts on shoes that are energized?Ive done it all my career,i know it doesn't make it right but why and when the change?
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    Reel Grounds

    The Hubble reel ground is superior to any other type.This was invented by a lineman so Im told.Its very user friendly.After it is attached your not having to reattach,tighten your rolling ground...
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    Foreman

    My advise to any lineman when it comes to dealing with someone who is working with no respect for what their doing? Bid out,you will be so much ahead of this soap opera and an accident waiting to...
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    Accident

    I heard the other apprentice passed also,very sad situation thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these brothers.I also heard that it was induction from another line (transmission) that was...
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    The Trade

    I have to ask, does anyone have to wear a long sleeve shirt under rubber sleeves when rubber gloving? Yes buttoned down all the way when its 95....
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    Jack Jumper

    So true,good point.Thats what we will be doing going from s fusing to T fusing.Ya can get a little complacent changing all them out,Thx lineman North,and an amp meter too Rob if theres any Q,s.
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    Jack Jumper

    Thx,for the info,I questioned it because another lineman told me he did solid blades with one jack jumper.Lucky for him the amperage just may of not been there.As long as its the right cut-out,2...
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    Jack Jumper

    Does anyone have any information on the maximum Amps you actually can jack jumper out on a cut-out,provided your able to do so depending on the cut-out style?
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    Lineman Fatality

    Thoughts and prayers go out,another death of a lineman near Dexter Iowa.No details only he fell 50 ft.from a bucket.anyone else hear details?
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