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LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
reply to alkizmo

Re: RANT - 750MCM cable sucks

10x diameter - so allowed to have a fairly tight bend radius.

But trying to actually get it bent into a tight turn is a different thing altogether...


Jack_in_VA
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North, VA
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·Millenicom
said by LazMan:

10x diameter - so allowed to have a fairly tight bend radius.

But trying to actually get it bent into a tight turn is a different thing altogether...

Try pulling in conduit.


LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
Been there, done that, bought the T-Shirt...

Which I threw away afterwards, cause it was covered in sweat and pipe-lube.

Even with a tugger, it's a hard way to go...


Jack_in_VA
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North, VA
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said by LazMan:

Been there, done that, bought the T-Shirt...

Which I threw away afterwards, cause it was covered in sweat and pipe-lube.

Even with a tugger, it's a hard way to go...

I don't know which was worse. Pulling the wire or hanging the galvanized conduit. We didn't have power lifts in the early days. Just ladders, "A"-Frame ladders and sometimes scaffolds. After a day of that just crawl home and collapse.


LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
I don't mind hanging pipe... Although we do have lifts, when we need them.

I don't like pulling cable. Never have, never will...


LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
reply to Jack_in_VA
said by Jack_in_VA:

Try pulling in conduit.

Could be worse - could try and pull it out of this pipe... Well, the one wasn't bad; the other, not so much.




(Ground fault incident a few years ago - thousand amps or so hard to ground, and overcurrent protection didn't operate in a timely fashion... The 350 in the pipe was pretty much welded in place - we cut the conduit and cable into 3' chunks and removed that way)


mackey
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I remember that thread. Did they ever find out why neither breaker tripped?

/M


Jack_in_VA
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North, VA
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reply to LazMan
We ran galvanized rigid everywhere. The 6" was 182#/10 ft.

In fact both factories I worked in didn't even stock EMT. Had plenty of rigid, pvc, pvc coated rigid, stainless, rigid aluminum.


LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
reply to mackey
said by mackey:

I remember that thread. Did they ever find out why neither breaker tripped?

/M

If the the engineers and insurance people did; they didn't share with those of us in the field...

We replaced the panelboard and ATS anyways - but never got a definitive cause why the breakers didn't open.