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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 10/6/2007 6:34:40 PM EST
So I am installing a chain link fence, and I thought I was golden since I had all 3 utilities come out and do locates.....

Fucking Electric company skipped the main for some reason..

Anyhow i nicked it with the auger and stripped some insulation......Any tips on repairs?
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:55:31 PM EST
Call a local electrician. They'll know the conditions you'll have to deal with (environmentally, anyway) as well as local codes, etc.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 12:35:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By bala_shark:
Call a local electrician. They'll know the conditions you'll have to deal with (environmentally, anyway) as well as local codes, etc.


Good advice...

You DO NOT want to fix this yourself, it is too easy to get yourself killed.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 12:59:05 AM EST
Third vote for hiring an electrician.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 1:01:07 AM EST
First in on "dibs on your guns"
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:00:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 6:01:32 AM EST by brickeyee]
You cannot turn off the power in this one.

The fault current is up to 10,000 amps, even though it is only 120/240 V.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:07:01 AM EST
Electric company won't fix it even though they failed to mark their own lines?

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:09:01 AM EST
Raychem's MBSM wrap around jacket repair sleeve will do the trick. It is good for up to 35 kV and only requires a torch since it is heat shrink. It wraps around the cable and is held in place with a zipper so you don't have to splice the cable. Shrink it down and shove some dirt on it since it is URD rated.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:19:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By brickeyee:
You cannot turn off the power in this one.

The fault current is up to 10,000 amps, even though it is only 120/240 V.

Actually I can and did. The meter is on the pole with a disco there. I guess I should have mentioned that.

I got it patched up without incident.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:42:25 AM EST
In my neck of the woods if you call CBYD (Call before you dig) and dammage a utility it is on them. This only goes for public property but if your fence was on the property line along the street you would be covered. YMMV
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:36:19 PM EST
In most places that means it is your cable, not the POCOs.
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