Neutral Splice on Triplex?

Old 05-04-14, 08:01 AM
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Neutral Splice on Triplex?

Typically what does the neutral splice connection look like on a service drop triplex?

Recently had a new service put in. POCO came out and changed the electricians temp. wirenuts to crimps (about the size of your thumb with red bands on them)... those were for the 120 legs. The neutral is NOT the same style crimp though and is attached somehow to the middle wire that attaches to the riser. Cant really tell from ground level.

I assume if the poco was out and crimped both hot legs then they would have removed the temporary neutral splice as well?

Silly question I assume but just curious.
Old 05-04-14, 08:44 AM
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Most cases I have seen it is just an uninsulated crimp. Maybe take a picture with a camera with a zoom and post it here.
Old 05-04-14, 09:46 AM
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Sometimes when the service is already installed and the neutral is too short to crimp to... they'll just bug the neutral wire to the neutral/traveler wire.

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Old 05-04-14, 09:54 AM
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Tech note:
those were for the 120 legs.
No, they were the 240 legs. The 120 is derived from the neutral and one of the legs of the 240 supplied to your house.

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