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Old 07-29-2011, 11:34 AM   #21
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Well, I guess we've solved the 'SE = hack" debate then...
When I worked at a supply house, we were told to sell people conduit straps to support SER cable. I just did a quick look at both Mineralac, and Madison's websites, and neither shows any strap listed for an SER type cable. I believe some of the larger staples might be listed for something even up to a #2 ser cable, I personally would much rather see a strap than a staple any day. Plus, how freakin big would the staple have to be to support a run of 4-4/0+ground SER?
Around here that cable is commonly supported by conduit straps, and I'm willing to guess that is the case almost anywhere.
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I see a lot of these straps.
They are aluminum and you bend them over onto the SE cable.
They seem like they would open if a tree fell on the service drop and pulled down the service.
Those are junk.
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I see a lot of these straps.
They are aluminum and you bend them over onto the SE cable.
They seem like they would open if a tree fell on the service drop and pulled down the service.


I like them, it was what I was brought into the trade with and yes they might open if the POA gets ripped out ...... that is a benefit not a problem.
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I like them,
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When I bend them they look better than the one in TKBs picture.

I make them neat.

I have not touched one in at least 20 years though.
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When I bend them they look better than the one in TKBs picture.

I make them neat.

I have not touched one in at least 20 years though.
For some reason it looks like they doubled them up in that picture.
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For some reason it looks like they doubled them up in that picture.
I noticed that as well, I don't know what is up.
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I see a lot of these straps.
They are aluminum and you bend them over onto the SE cable.
They seem like they would open if a tree fell on the service drop and pulled down the service.


I like those straps because it is like having another hand to hold the cable in place.. as you bend it over and sent it home with a hammer..
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What size 2 hole strap for 1-1-1-3 AL SER? I’m thinking 3/4 emt.
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What size 2 hole strap for 1-1-1-3 AL SER? Iím thinking 3/4 emt.
The one that fits

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I thought a support didn't have to be listed.
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My code book says supported and nothing about listed or approved supported.

3/4” 1 hole straps fit 1-1-1-3 al ser just right
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