reconnecting overhead power to detached garage


Old 09-13-13, 09:28 AM
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reconnecting overhead power to detached garage

I had a storm knock a tree onto the overhead line that runs to my detached garage. All the wiring appears to be in good shape and is reusable, but I am not sure what to use to make the connection between the line coming from the house and connecting to the overhead line. I can't see paying an electrician $100 for what will surely be a 15 minute job. I am sure there is an easy way and a better way, I just want to be sure I am doing it correctly so I don't have to worry about it the next time a tree comes down! Thanks!
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Old 09-13-13, 09:44 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

The connection method depends mostly on the size of the wiring. In your application the typical splice connector would be the split bolt bug. They come in many sizes and are widely available. Tape it up after installation.

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Old 09-13-13, 09:46 AM
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Disregard...I somehow missed the part about going from house to detached garage....
Old 09-13-13, 10:39 AM
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You will need to use either aluminum-rated split bolts, or Polaris connectors. Aluminum must be treated with NOALOX and rubbed with a wire brush before being spliced.

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There was no mention of the conductor material.

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