DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Electrical (http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/)
-   -   overhead Teck cable entry (http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/overhead-teck-cable-entry-152125/)

jknox 07-31-2012 01:08 PM

overhead Teck cable entry
 
I lost the power entry to my cottage last week - several trees conspired to down the wire and shatter the conduit from the top to the meter base. Hydro clipped the wires at the cap so they are not reusable - too short for the drip loop (not the 1st time the wires have found themselves downed and cut). The entry goes around a corner - lands on one face of the building and hits the meter on an adjoining face - only about 6' horizontal difference, but getting the conductors through the el is a chore.
I would like to replace the conductor/conduit combination with Teck cable but cannot find any information on what to do at the top or whether fittings for a standard meter base are available for 3/3 Teck cable. Can anyone offer advise?
thanks
john

stickboy1375 07-31-2012 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jknox (Post 978338)
I lost the power entry to my cottage last week - several trees conspired to down the wire and shatter the conduit from the top to the meter base. Hydro clipped the wires at the cap so they are not reusable - too short for the drip loop (not the 1st time the wires have found themselves downed and cut). The entry goes around a corner - lands on one face of the building and hits the meter on an adjoining face - only about 6' horizontal difference, but getting the conductors through the el is a chore.
I would like to replace the conductor/conduit combination with Teck cable but cannot find any information on what to do at the top or whether fittings for a standard meter base are available for 3/3 Teck cable. Can anyone offer advise?
thanks
john

What is Teck cable?

mpoulton 07-31-2012 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stickboy1375 (Post 978481)
What is Teck cable?

It's a Canadian thing. It's like gigantic AC cable with a plastic coating.

stickboy1375 07-31-2012 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mpoulton (Post 978564)
It's a Canadian thing. It's like gigantic AC cable with a plastic coating.

Yeah, I googled it... looks expensive. lol....

jknox 07-31-2012 09:04 PM

I can get 3/3 teck cable for $21/m -
$100 for the entry without the
conduit hassles


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 AM.