ireversible connection on ground?

Old 03-21-14, 02:55 PM
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ireversible connection on ground?

Code calls for GEC to only have splice if its a irreversible connection or a weld.

What are the irreversible connectors?

And is that reasoning so that the ground doesn't get inadvertently disconnected or is it because a standard connector would be no match for a lightning strike?
Old 03-21-14, 03:40 PM
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Irreversible connections are hydraulically spliced under pressure or a thermal weld process like Cadweld.

I am not sure of the reasons.
Old 03-21-14, 03:43 PM
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Crimp connecters are irreversible. Your AHJ would know what is acceptable in your area.

The reason is to avoid a splice that can loosen over time.

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