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    What is the function of this 'Pigtail' on the street power lines?

    @Hodge, what is this pigtail thingy for on powerlines?IMG_6619.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeBee View Post
    @Hodge, what is this pigtail thingy for on powerlines?IMG_6619.JPG
    Its a flux capacitor.

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    Could be wrong but I think it’s something to do with vibration. Like a dampener. @Hodge your time to shine mate


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    Helical armour rod? Obviously I'm no expert, just googling around.

    https://saprem.com/en/helical-fittings/armour-rods/

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    Maxheads on the money. They are spiral dampers, helical dampers, vibration dampers or pig tails as we call it. Pretty much does what it says. Reduces the vibration on non-insulated cables. Its to lessen damage and hardware rattling and loosening off at each end of the span, pretty much.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=spir..._AUoAHoECAEQAA

    Do you need some PeeBee ?

    We used to use dog bone dampers ages ago. You'll see these on the transmission lines mainly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasnart View Post
    Helical armour rod? Obviously I'm no expert, just googling around.

    https://saprem.com/en/helical-fittings/armour-rods/
    CLose one Plassy. Armor rods are wrapped around the cable where it is attached to insulators on large or heavy spans pretty much to protect the cable.
    They're a lot of fun to fit when working live line , e.g. at 22,000v as you pretty much gotta do it strand by strand and sometimes it whacks you in the guts or neck and you sure know about it.
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    Thanks Guys, good info. I have looked at these things for 'years' without knowing what they were for. i now have power to our block in Wiseleigh and they are fitted to the line, just curious.

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