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Re: pole pig question (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 12:20:27 -0700
From: Don Murray <don@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: pole pig question (fwd)

Primary neutrals and common neutrals are metallic returns to substation. 
  A primary neutral is not connected to the secondary. A primary neutral 
is carried in the primary position on the pole(above transformer) and is 
often a smaller conductor on smaller insulators. A common neutral is 
connected to the primary and secondary. A common neutral is cared is the 
secondary position (below transformer) on the pole. Around here common 
neutrals are ground every 1000` under the main line and the end of every 
lateral tap to a 3.5 ohm ground or less. Tested with a Vibrogound. A 
secondary neutral is not always a common neutral. You donít have to have 
a primary or common neutral and you can still have a secondary neutral 
which is ground at the pole and the service entrance. Most utilities 
have not used a wire staple to bottom of pole for a ground since the 
70ís and your not supposed to put the ground rod in the pole hole ether 
it should be in virgin ground.


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> Original poster: List moderator <mod1@xxxxxxxxxx>
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> Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 20:02:57 -0400
> From: David Speck <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: pole pig question (fwd)
> Jim,
> Often, a typical pole pig has HV input to the primary terminal and an 
> earth ground return connected to the case  which runs down the pole. 
> The output is 240 VAC center tapped, with the center tap connected to 
> earth ground at your breaker panel. 
> That innocuous looking wire that runs down the pole into the ground (it 
> often ends in a spiral coil stapled to the bottom end of the utility 
> pole) plays a critical function.  A teenager around here was killed a 
> few years ago when he scraped a utility pole with a lawn mower, breaking 
> the down wire, and essentially running 14.4 KV into the mower deck.
> Dave
>>Hi Folks:
>>Could someone please explain to me why 240volt residential pole pigs 
>>have only 1 - primary conductor and 2 - secondary conductors?
>>Thank You,