Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kearnies!

Bugs.
Split bolts.

It's only ok to leave them naked like this if they're on a bare conductor at least 35' in the air.
These are going inside a light pole.


What would be nice is to first wrap them with the liner that so thoughtfully comes with the self fusing splicing tape:


The splicing tape is wrapped to provide electrical insulation, a bit of water resistance and a rubber buffer to any sharp parts that may want to pierce the outer wrap.


This plastic electric tape that you are most familiar with is mostly to protect the soft rubber tape.


The reason I like to use a liner before putting the rubber tape on, is the fact that I've had too much of peeling that self fusing rubber tape off when it begins to adhere to the metal Kearney at a molecular level.











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