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    Quote Originally Posted by K8MHZ View Post
    An example of the cutting.

    Confused a little so is that the end of say a 500mcm cable or just a piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    Confused a little so is that the end of say a 500mcm cable or just a piece?

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    That's just a piece of it for the sake of the video. If it were a real installation, it would take longer because you just can't flip the conductor around like shown in the video. Since you can't rotate a field installed conductor, some of the work will have to be done on the 'blind side'.

    If your role is simply estimating, you should make it a requirement that the terminators have been properly trained. Or maybe even properly certified.

    http://www.electricaltrainingallianc...gCertification
    Cheers and Stay Safe,

    Marky the Sparky

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    There were nearly 100 sparkies on the job where the MV terms. were done and only 6 made it through the training and certification. I don't know how many tried, but I think one or two just couldn't 'make the cut', pun intended. Doing the cuts takes a very steady hand, lest you nick the next layer and brick the termination.
    Cheers and Stay Safe,

    Marky the Sparky

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    Quote Originally Posted by K8MHZ View Post
    it took about 1/2 hour for each termination. It wasn't a race.
    Thirty years ago the old style 11kV paper-lead terminations would take me about six hours. It would have been far easier if we had cold shrink back then.
    The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

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