Service Line Spreaders???


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Old 04-17-14, 09:26 AM
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Service Line Spreaders???

My service comes off of the street to the first pole on my property and this part is Triplex. Then, there's a 120' run to a second pole and this run is three separate lines.

A tree came down last year and took out a couple of the fiberglass spreaders that keep the three lines separated. I need to replace them, but I've had no luck in sourcing them.

Does anyone know what the correct name for these is? Or where I could get some?

Here's a pic of a damaged one:

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Old 04-17-14, 09:31 AM
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I would think that would be the suppliers responsibility? Is this before or after your meter?
 
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Old 04-17-14, 10:16 AM
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No, around here, the electric company (PECO) only owns up to the first connection point on the property. After that, it's private.

It's well before the meter though...
 
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Old 04-17-14, 10:21 AM
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Hmmm..that's kinda different. Personally, I wouldn't want to be up in the air messing with 240V at hundreds of amps.

I kinda doubt you'll find those things at retail unless maybe on the Internet. Although, I would imagine electrical supplies may carry them based on what you say about local rules. Have you called PECO to see what they would charge or maybe a local electrician?
 
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Old 04-17-14, 10:50 AM
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I might be stupid, but I'm not crazy. I can call PECO and have them shut me off at the pole.

I've been looking online at supply houses and haven't found them. That's why I thought that if I knew the proper name I might have better luck.

I've been all over Hubbell's website too.

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Old 04-17-14, 10:53 AM
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Who originally installed them or do you know?
 
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Old 04-17-14, 11:20 AM
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If the conductors aren't touching I wouldn't worry about it. If you think you really need to do something, I'd suggest replacing that span with new modern triplex. If I were serious about replacing the spacers, I'd check with a supply house that sells almost exclusively to utilities and contractors who do high voltage powerline and substation work.

Here's one in my area.

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Old 04-17-14, 11:23 AM
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This would be an item that is sold to power companies. I suggest calling them and either ask where they get theirs, or if they can supply you with some. Since they will be there, maybe they will make the repair as well.

I also find it odd that it is not the PoCo's responsibility. Around here it is to the attachment point to the house.
 
 

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