General Order 95
Supply Lines or Communication Lines Crossing over Railroads
Prevention of Conductor Breakage and Burning of Supports
Splices and Taps
Splices shall not and taps should not be made in crossing
spans where Grade “A” construction is required or where Grade “B” construction
is required for Class C lines crossing railroads. Splices and taps should
not be made in spans adjacent to such crossing spans if the crossing span
is not deadended. This rule is not intended to prohibit splices or taps on
the free ends of conductors which are deadended at the crossing span.
The provisions of this rule shall not apply to conductor
splices which are made by any accepted standard method which has been proved
by test before this Commission to develop practically the full strength of
the conductor in which the splice is made.
B. Supply Conductor Supports
In installing insulators and conductors, precautions
shall be taken to guard against the possibility of arcs or leakage current
injuring conductors or burning any wood parts of the supporting structure
which would render the conductors liable to fall. In cases where two or more
circuits are carried on the same poles and steel pins with wood crossarms
are used, the insulator pins of different circuits, if bonded, shall be bonded
independently of each other in conformity with
. The conductor used for bonding shall have a conductivity not less than
No. 10 AWG copper wire.