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Old 03-23-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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I need some answers regarding the use of Teck cable outside and the use of flex connectors! Does this cable require the use of Teck connectors for any installation outside? More specific, branch wiring feed from a pole service! I need your opinion on this one and a rule if possible!
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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I need some answers regarding the use of Teck cable outside and the use of flex connectors! Does this cable require the use of Teck connectors for any installation outside? More specific, branch wiring feed from a pole service! I need your opinion on this one and a rule if possible!
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Not to sure what the code rule is, I have always used teck connectors outdoors, not sure how the cable would stay dry using a flex connector as we have to make sure the metal armour is in contact with the flex connector for bonding the sheath purposes.

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I need some answers regarding the use of Teck cable outside and the use of flex connectors! Does this cable require the use of Teck connectors for any installation outside? More specific, branch wiring feed from a pole service! I need your opinion on this one and a rule if possible!
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Until recently, we were able to use flex connectors on Teck 90, where the cable was not subject to getting water on the connectors ie; under enclosures .
Now the inspectors are insisting on the proper connectors for all outside use.
There have been a few(very few) times that the inspector has allowed a flex connector for inside work.
That being said, flex connectors are not approved for Teck 90 and this is where the inspector is citing the rules. All parts must be approved for what they are being used. L16s are not approved for Teck
Personally, I feel that since the customer is paying for a proper job, and the right connector is part of that design, use the right connector. ( A Teck connector)
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I use nothing but 2 screw connectors on teck in dry locations and w.p. connectors in wet locations.
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Until recently, we were able to use flex connectors on Teck 90, where the cable was not subject to getting water on the connectors ie; under enclosures .
Now the inspectors are insisting on the proper connectors for all outside use.
There have been a few(very few) times that the inspector has allowed a flex connector for inside work.
That being said, flex connectors are not approved for Teck 90 and this is where the inspector is citing the rules. All parts must be approved for what they are being used. L16s are not approved for Teck
Personally, I feel that since the customer is paying for a proper job, and the right connector is part of that design, use the right connector. ( A Teck connector)
I totally agree with what you have said here. Any outside connections made with teck 90 should use teck connectors! I don't think flex connectors are approved for teck cable regardless of the location but It seems to be accepted in dry locations such as electrical rooms.
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You have to use teck connectors in outdoor locations.

Flex connectors are fine for teck inside, as long as you cut off the outer jacket and clamp the flex connector onto the aluminum of the teck. I'm pretty sure that's a coderule somewhere.

Flex connectors aren't as pretty or as durable, but they're a lot cheaper. I'd never use one outside. Never seen a flex connector used outside, and if it was, I would mock it as hack.
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You have to use teck connectors in outdoor locations.

Flex connectors are fine for teck inside, as long as you cut off the outer jacket and clamp the flex connector onto the aluminum of the teck. I'm pretty sure that's a coderule somewhere.

Flex connectors aren't as pretty or as durable, but they're a lot cheaper. I'd never use one outside. Never seen a flex connector used outside, and if it was, I would mock it as hack.
I totally agree with you, but do we have a code rule for this? Or does it come down to using approved products for the application.
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There is an approved 2 screw teck connector, so flex connectors aren't allowed. The approved connector has a shoulder to keep the armour out of the enclosure. Maybe look up the specs for the approved connector to see what location it's good for?
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Do you have any pictures of the stuff or a link to their web site?



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There is an approved 2 screw teck connector, so flex connectors aren't allowed. The approved connector has a shoulder to keep the armour out of the enclosure. Maybe look up the specs for the approved connector to see what location it's good for?
I looked for the approved connector's for teck but found nothing! I've never heard of a two screw teck connector? Where can I find this info?
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I just have this issue regarding Teck Connectors in a differnet Sub-forum, is this aloud? Just trying to reach as many people as possible!
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Tecknically, you must always use an approved connector for the type of wire but many inspectors will let you use a regular dry connector on Teck90 in a dry, indoor location.

CEC 12-3022(5) and (6)
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Tecknically, you must always use an approved connector for the type of wire but many inspectors will let you use a regular dry connector on Teck90 in a dry, indoor location.

CEC 12-3022(5) and (6)
This sounds like the code rule that can dictate when and where you use these connectors! Good find! Along with rule 2-024!
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There is an approved 2 screw teck connector, so flex connectors aren't allowed. The approved connector has a shoulder to keep the armour out of the enclosure. Maybe look up the specs for the approved connector to see what location it's good for?
Picture was too big so go to page 27 of the following link
http://www.tnb-canada.com/en/catalog...eck_MRO_en.pdf

These are Teck not "flex" connectors
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I hate seeing a Flex connector used on Teck, even indoors.
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I hate seeing a Flex connector used on Teck, even indoors.
Why exactly? I would get my ass chewed out for using a teck connector in doors other than at panels.
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I just can't stand seeing the jacket skinned back an inch or two before the armor enters the flex connector.

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