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    Antique Chance Type L Telefault

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    This is a 1950's to 1960's vintage fault locator that Chance produced. The original design was a Mathews (which Chance bought) and patented in the early 1900's.

    This is new but been in...
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    The right hand is a straight cuff glove while the...

    The right hand is a straight cuff glove while the left is a contour cuff (angled). Both leather protectors are contour cut.

    Someone at the lab mis-matched the rubbers after test?
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    Slight correction here. Chance didn't change...

    Slight correction here. Chance didn't change their name, they were bought by Hubbell. Chance is now just a brand name under the Hubbell banner.
  4. Thread: Pitman P-50

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    Try these guys ...

    Try these guys http://www.nueco.com/articles/pitman-utility-products
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    Not as much fun as licking your fingers! Wings...

    Not as much fun as licking your fingers! Wings and ribs, YUMMMMMMMM
  6. Thread: rock anchors

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    Those are about the only 2 options...

    Those are about the only 2 options http://www.abchance.com/resources/literature/encyclopedia/049401B.pdf unless you want to go to grouted anchoring.
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    At CHANCE we called the tap clamps.

    At CHANCE we called the tap clamps.
  8. Thread: Bare Handing

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    Watch yourself on the 69. Clearances are...

    Watch yourself on the 69. Clearances are critical.
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    Actually it is 25 years for warranty ...

    Actually it is 25 years for warranty http://www.leatherman.com/support/nawarranty
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    It's about someone brings some common sense to...

    It's about someone brings some common sense to the communist state of Il. All the crooks in Chicago have guns, why shouldn't the common folks?
  11. Let Boboo get hurt while climbing just a belt and...

    Let Boboo get hurt while climbing just a belt and I am betting he would be first to try to hire a lawyer to sue everyone in site because his company didn't supply him with the latest safety gadget...
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    Your Chance to be Famous

    CHANCE (Hubbell) is putting together a documentary video to tribute the lineman trade.

    They welcome any video clips you might want to submit for inclusion in the final version.

    You can see a...
  13. Thread: lineguards

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    The best part about the hard "taco" covers is...

    The best part about the hard "taco" covers is they do not need to be periodically tested like gut. Only a visual before use to determine if they have been damaged.
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    CHANCE (now Hubbell) has an Anchoring...

    CHANCE (now Hubbell) has an Anchoring Encyclopedia on their website http://www.abchance.com/resources/literature/encyclopedia/049401B.pdf

    Here is a clip from page B-13 "Type RR (Round-Rod)...
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    They may as well be doing it at work, they all do...

    They may as well be doing it at work, they all do it driving down the road!!!
  16. Thread: your hoist

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    You are welcome. I did the design but I must...

    You are welcome. I did the design but I must tell you the idea came from one of the CHANCE demonstrators. He pointed out the difficulty in operating the lever with rubber gloves.

    And yes it is a...
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    The following is from the OSHA website and the...

    The following is from the OSHA website and the standard that covers the electric utility. . . .
    This link is to the complete standard -...
  18. Thread: your hoist

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    I recently retired from CHANCE after 42 years...

    I recently retired from CHANCE after 42 years designing hot line tools, grounding equipment, and hoists.

    Several years ago (20+) my phone rang one day and the lineman on the other end said he had...
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    http://www.hubbellpowersystems.com/literature/ency...

    http://www.hubbellpowersystems.com/literature/encyclopedia-grounding/

    Bren, you might want to look at this. Particularly section 7
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    http://www.hubbellpowersystems.com/lineman/groundi...

    http://www.hubbellpowersystems.com/lineman/grounding/rotating-ground-adapters.asp

    Ground at the reel.
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    You can learn more about fusing curves here...

    You can learn more about fusing curves here http://www.hubbellpowersystems.com/switching/dist/fuselinks/fuse-curves/

    I don't think anyone makes the X anymore.
  22. Thread: What is it?

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    Amertong Tool

    You guys are right on. We stopped making this model in about 1959 when we introduced Epoxiglas pole tools. This one is on a pole that we called MapLac which stood for maple wood with a lacquer...
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    Ed retired about 5 or 6 years ago. Last I heard,...

    Ed retired about 5 or 6 years ago. Last I heard, he had suffered a stroke, but wasn't doing too bad.
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    Not asbestos as far as I know. The old ones used...

    Not asbestos as far as I know. The old ones used a material known as "bone fiber" as the arc extinguishing media. It was a cloth material that was saturated with chemicals that would emit gasses...
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    You are right, Ray did retire about 4 years ago. ...

    You are right, Ray did retire about 4 years ago. He and I have worked together since he started with CHANCE in about 1973 or so. He was a Product Demonstrator and I work in HLT Product Engineering....
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