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Posted by Richard on August 29, 2005, 5:52 pm


'Nuff said.  No sense in reading beyond this.  Hey, at least you admit it.

It's good to know that you lack the comprehension in order to realize there
actually may be a way that works that ISN'T yours.....*sigh*

Posted by Solar Flare on August 24, 2005, 10:13 pm

That is why "equipotential grounding techniques" are taught to up-to-date
linemen, So it cannot happen.

So somebody has an illegal hookup and a linemen does an illegal job action.

Takes two to tango. Who loses?


Posted by barry on August 19, 2005, 2:50 pm

"flamers" indeed! Anybody who wants to zap himself- no problem. Zapping
utility workers is not something to be casual about.  IMHO.


Posted by Hank McCall on August 18, 2005, 6:38 pm

Richard wrote:


The AWG wire ratings are based on the actual copper area in the cable.
It doesnt matter whether it is fine strands or not.

Posted by Mark on August 18, 2005, 8:37 pm




That is correct that gauge is gauge.  I think the OP is asking if there is
a different AWG requirement for amperage loads based on if the wire is
solid or stranded.

I do recall something about people who build their own hot-rods and reloate
their battery to the rear for better traction.  They use the same AWG (4 I
believe) welders cable to do this since it's easier and more flexible.  If
they have to crank the car too long for some reason, you risk heating the
cable too much and weaken the sheathing.

If NEC says gauge is gauge and solid vs. stranded doesn't matter, I guess
there is no issue.

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