Weatherhead question


Old 08-22-19, 02:34 PM
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Weatherhead question

The cap from the top of my weatherhead fell off.

I put it back on, there were two machine screw holding it on by pressure (no hole). The black circular plate where the conductors exit from has no screws and is kind of sandwiched in place when those two screws are tightened but would otherwise be loose without the cap.

Is that correct? Does the black piece have anything extra holding it in place?

I attached a photo of a similar weatherhead.

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Old 08-22-19, 05:52 PM
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No, just the conductors hold it in place.
Old 08-23-19, 12:09 AM
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The wires come up the conduit and are supposed to make a sharp bend outwards and down thru the insulator. The bent wires keep that insulator in place. If the wires got lifted up it would put pressure on the insulator and pop the hood off. You may have a hard time getting the hood to stay on without bending the wires down but do it CAREFULLY. Not typically a homeowner project.
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Thank you.

I think even without wires, if you tighten the screws on the hood it squeezes it enough to hold the black insulator in place.

In my case, i think it was loose from day one. Then i had a tree limb fall on it and when the limb was removed it pulled the hood off.


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