Street Light Splice

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Can I take 3 clear tap connections and splice 2-1/0 and 1-#2awg GND in to a #10awg that runs to the street light pole lighting fixture to make a splice and then put it back in the handhole of a 5" wide street light pole. I was told to tape the three splices inside the handhole by the clear tap manufacturer.
 
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Who owns the street light?
 
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Yes it can be done if the overcurrent protection on the circuit is okay and the power of the fixture head is okay for a #10 tap conductor.

Need to know the OCPD size, distance, wire type, and fixture head voltage & power to say for sure.
 
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The street light is not privately owned, but an organizational body owns it which is not of a private nature.
 
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I have done the voltage drop calculations, so I am ok with wire size, etc.
 
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Originally Posted by eeeee View Post
The street light is not privately owned, but an organizational body owns it which is not of a private nature.

For the safety issue this part it have to be done by licensed electrician to deal with privited owned street luminaries there are few thing can go wrong if not heeded with warning.

Most of the street luminaires I deal they will vaires a bit with voltage they will run anywhere from 120 volts to high as 480 volts { a very rare item is series connected street luminaire the voltage will be much higher (over 1 KV )}

Plus what more some street luminaire will have no OCPD at all so that is the other reason why I rather have electrician deal with it.

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Marc
 
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