|> | Golden Valley Electric Coop in Fairbanks, Alaska will not accept |> | aluminum terminations at a service. If you use aluminum conductors you |> | have to pigtail copper to the aluminum. I suggest you broaden your |> | scope of knowledge and stop the personal attacks. I was a State of |> | Alaska Electrical Inspector based in Fairbanks, Alaska for 8 years from |> | 1988 to 1993. One of my tasks was to inspect commercial services |> | outside the city limits prior to Golden Valley hookups. Additionally, |> | I am an IBEW journeyman electrician with over 30 years experience |> | licensed in Alaska as an electrician and electrical administrator, and |> | licensed in Washington as a General Electrician. Your anti-union bias |> | makes you look like a fool, now doesn't it. Or, are you drinking in |> | which case I might excuse you. |>
|> I'd love to see some pictures of pigtails on a 350 kcmil service. |>
|> At what point are we talking about this? At the transformer on the |> pole, or at the meter? |>
| | I'm assuming at the meter. Beyond the meter is the customer's world, on the | pole is the utilities world. | | 350kcmil implies 400A service, doesn't it? I have that, but there is a | _LOT_ of room in a 400A meter main or 400A meter box. I have the CH 400A | "house panel" meter main, and the meter section is 15" wide, 44" tall and 6" | deep. Lots of room to make a splice if needed.
I'd like to see how that splice is made up and how the bending is done to minimize stress on the splice.
But I don't see why they can't have aluminum going to one set of terminals and copper on the other, when the customer and utility use different metal.