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    We used them all the time to put up #4 copper #2...

    We used them all the time to put up #4 copper #2 aluminum, seen the boys at the co-op use them to put up them mile long spans of #4 ACSR.
  2. 15 KVA transformer will do all you want to do,...

    15 KVA transformer will do all you want to do, the old rule of thumb back in the old days was 5kva per house, many a 25kva overhead pot feeding 5+ houses all over this country.
  3. Before we had bucket trucks with jibs, I used to...

    Before we had bucket trucks with jibs, I used to drive a screwdriver at insulator height on the back side of the pole run a Lug-All hot hoist around the back of the pole let it out, put a grip on...
  4. There used to be several contractors that worked...

    There used to be several contractors that worked for JEA and FP&L is also big all the way from just North of you all the way down to Miami on the East coast of Florida and they have a lot of...
  5. 6 months, we hired a group of apprentices in the...

    6 months, we hired a group of apprentices in the months prior to my retirement, it has gotten very hard to hire QUALIFIED lineman especially if you aren't willing to pay top dollar, and the outfit...
  6. People like you come on here and make 1 post...

    People like you come on here and make 1 post asking questions or for help with something and then a week later you still haven't checked back in.Why waste your time?
  7. Before I retired we would give a written test,...

    Before I retired we would give a written test, there were certain questions that were designated as safety questions and if you missed any of them that eliminated you from going any further in the...
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    Rob, I would say numbers will be the only thing...

    Rob, I would say numbers will be the only thing that they might listen to, you need some more backing by more members to get their attention, there have been numerous vaccine mandates overturned here...
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    Rob, I did retire, got tired of the BS, hang in...

    Rob, I did retire, got tired of the BS, hang in there, court will tie it up more than likely for a year or more, I already had Covid, caught it last year in Louisiana on my second storm trip,...
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    They issued a mandate to get vaccinated or be...

    They issued a mandate to get vaccinated or be terminated where I worked, 3 of us retired , 8 quit and several more are weighing options, a judge did step in and issue an injunction to not allow them...
  11. I can't make out enough from the picture to say,...

    I can't make out enough from the picture to say, but usually they do good work, I have worked around them on storm work and never saw them do anything shady, also with them being a municipality they...
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    Absolutely, happy new year and may God bless you...

    Absolutely, happy new year and may God bless you all in 2021. Charlie.
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    Same to you and yours Rob.

    Same to you and yours Rob.
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    Merry Christmas to you as well Labor, hope...

    Merry Christmas to you as well Labor, hope everyone has a great new year.
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    The first thing most company's are going to tell...

    The first thing most company's are going to tell you is that automatic reclosers being placed in one shot is for protection of equipment and not to be relied on for the protection of lineman, with...
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    Labor, that is a typical management/company...

    Labor, that is a typical management/company approach in today's times to have people who have never done linework make and implement rules for lineman to go by, we have fought the ground to...
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    Proper training and the proper use of rubber...

    Proper training and the proper use of rubber cover, ie, rubber guts, blankets, hoods etc , eliminates the need to be dressed in a rubber suit in my opinion, I have only used sleeves while working off...
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    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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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.
  24. 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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