Distribution Line Installation and Removal - Instant Video
This 49-minute video explains how to install a new line to replace an old line. The situation described often occurs when roads are widened, making it necessary to install a new line on new structures. Demonstrates how to install and sag the new line, parallel it with the old line, and de-energize and remove the old line.
Planning – 6 minutes
Describes the basic tasks associated with the installation and removal of a distribution line. Identifies and describes equipment used in distribution line installation and removal.
Safety – 10 minutes
Describes the basic safety considerations associated with the four basic tasks of a distribution line installation and removal job.
Preparation – 5 minutes
Describes a procedure for setting a new pole. Describes a procedure for reconstructing an existing pole.
Installing the New Line – 10 minutes
Demonstrates how to set up a puller and a tensioner. Describes how to pull in a pilot line, a bull rope, and conductors. Demonstrates how to dead-end and sag conductors. Demonstrates how to tie in conductors.
Energizing and Phasing-In – 10 minutes
Describes how to use a drawing to help determine jumper connections. Describes the basic tasks involved in phasing-in an energized line. Describes and demonstrates how to phase-in two distribution circuits with a high-voltage phasing tool.
Removing Existing Line – 8 minutes
Describes and demonstrates how to complete a lateral line change, and how to remove an existing line.