Author - Leo QuirkSubmitted By - Leo Quirk
I just read the concern with the Chance Cutouts. We had the same problem whit these with a specific tatget date between 89 and 94. We just finished a massive change out program using mutual aid from other municipals. We targeted an area took an outage and changed about 50-80 in a four hour window. We have changed out approx. 1000 so far and we have about 200 more but they are in a smaller area. We replaced them with ABB polymar cutouts. We will not hang any more porcelean for cutouts and arreators. We are a 23kv system with HENDRIX wire. Our company has also begun a lawsuit with Chance/Hubbell for reimbursement for materials and labor. If anyone else is considering this type of action e-mail me and I will get you to the contact person here.
GOOD LUCK AND BE CAREFUL I HAVE SEEN TWO MANY OF THESE BLOW UP. THE WINTER IS APPROACHING AND THIS IS WHEN WE HAD MOST OF OUR PROBLEMS. STAY SAFE IF IT LOOKS BAD DON'T OPERATE IT REMEMBER IT IS YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!