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  1. #31
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    That creep has a wife?
    Ethan Brush - East West Electric. NY, WA. MA

    "You can't generalize"

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrofelon View Post
    That creep has a wife?
    Not any more; the school bus going over the cliff killed her. Didn't you read the thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrofelon View Post
    That creep has a wife?
    yes, but I've always suspected it was not of her own free will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppersmith View Post
    They charge you a fee? I have three POCOs in my service area none of which charge a fee. Is this common?

    ETA: If they are charging a fee on the HO bill, I have never heard about it (or been yelled at about it).
    I don't really know. I rarely get a D/R. I had to get one for PSE out here near Seattle. I could have sworn it was $100 or so.
    Ethan Brush - East West Electric. NY, WA. MA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggunn View Post
    Who just happened to be the wife of Kim Jong-un, killing her and the heir to the North Korean dictatorship and thereby triggering a global thermonuclear war.
    And the green grass grew all around, all around, and the green grass grew all around.
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    The spec sheet for the Ilsco product in questions states the following:
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    Contains no external energized parts. Can be installed “hot” on energized
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    [COLOR=rgb(13.700000%, 12.200000%, 12.500000%)]conductors providing tap conductor is not under load.
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    We prefer to use the Burndy BIBD-350-2 insulated taps. It is big enough to slide over the insulation of a 4/0 wire, so you don't have to cut the line conductor. We always call for a disconnect/reconnect when we do a line-side tap. PSE only charges $37 for a meter pull, and they are always out the same day to re-connect. No reason to do anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppersmith View Post
    I've been asked to do a job installing a supply side tap for a PV system. The spec calls for using the product below or similar:

    https://commerce.ilsco.com/e2wShoppi...ink=2100001183

    I've never installed one of these. Can it be installed hot? Is it safe to do so? Is the bolt insulated from the wire?

    Keep in mind that OSHA takes a dim view of working hot if it's not justified. Check OSHA 1910.333(a)(1) for what is considered a justification and notice that cost savings, time savings, or "the other guy does it" are not listed as justifications to work hot. If an accident happens to an employee you will be swinging in the wind.

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