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Getting out of Binds

Post  Highplains Drifter on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:13 am

I always carry four of the ELASTIMOLD secondary six way bars. They will get you out of a bind at the periscope ( weather head) if you do not have the right connecters. In fact they actually make a good looking connection and I do know of four different locations that they are the permanent connection.Very Happy
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Post  rcdallas on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:18 am

Highplains Drifter wrote: I always carry four of the ELASTIMOLD secondary six way bars. They will get you out of a bind at the periscope ( weather head) if you do not have the right connecters. In fact they actually make a good looking connection and I do know of four different locations that they are the permanent connection.Very Happy

Are you talking about what I call underground mole bodies? You know what you use in a secondary handhole? If so....hahaha heard about a guy that looked up and was like WTF ??? lol!

That is a good idea if you have some 350 or what not your working with. Don't have the luxury of having a $3k dieless crimper/patriot tool for that. I do care them on my truck...when it rains pretty good I'm finding you'll open up a handhole and the water is just boiling.

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Post  Highplains Drifter on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:26 am

Yes I am talking the secondry bars.........
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Post  rcdallas on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:34 am

If you ever get a chance; I would I like to see a picture of one of those locations. I'd like to see how they shaped/trained the wires for aesthetic reasons. If it looks good I'll do it. Very Happy

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Post  Highplains Drifter on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:45 am

That could be a 1000 miles cross the country, but my signature on a new pole is a lag tapped on the top, just deep enough so it will not fall…..so if you ever see a lag in a pole top …..it might just be!!!! jocolor geek
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Post  admin on Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:36 am

Highplains Drifter wrote: I always carry four of the ELASTIMOLD secondary six way bars. They will get you out of a bind at the periscope ( weather head) if you do not have the right connecters. In fact they actually make a good looking connection and I do know of four different locations that they are the permanent connection.Very Happy
Damn... I thought I was the only one that used that on overhead. I love those things. When I have a bad transformer and want to tie the secondary with the next tub down, I use those elastamold straight splices, picking up load is a breeze with them. Ever forget to stock the truck and need to put to odd-ball wire sizes together? URD elastamolds work great!

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Post  MI-Lineman on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:03 pm

Me confused?? scratch Are you all talkin about "Mole Bars?" If so the clear above ground bars or the black subserfs? I'd have to see that?
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Post  admin on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:49 pm

I use those underground splices ( look kind of like a submarine) to join two pieces of wire together. Or if you need to connect a bunch of wires together those 5-way secondary blocks that you would use in a handhole.
They look kinda funny using that stuff on overhead, but they work great! I swear, I thought I was the only person crazy enough to use that stuff on overhead.

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Post  MI-Lineman on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:23 pm

"I'm not in a bind, I just work that way!! jocolor

Maybe that should be my signature?? Wink
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Post  hotwiretamer on Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:16 am

I've used them occasionaly on OH risers, they work great!
Harmonics, I will get a picture of one here in town and post it.
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Post  rcdallas on Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:52 pm

hotwiretamer wrote:I've used them occasionaly on OH risers, they work great!
Harmonics, I will get a picture of one here in town and post it.

Sweet...I'm gonna hold you to it now SINCE somebody won't go back to the other side of the world and show me. Evil or Very Mad

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They work great.........

Post  johnbellamy on Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:08 am

For all the reasons posted above, can make a mess very clean, vary versital and simple.
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