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Original Version
Rule 103.1-A


103.1-A.    Splices and Taps

 

Splices shall not and taps should not be made in crossing spans where Grade" A " construction is required. Splices and taps should not be made in spans adjacent to such crossing spans if the crossing span is not dead ended. Splices or taps in spans adjacent to a Grade" A " crossing span shall, if practicable, be placed nearer to the crossing support than the nearest conductor crossed over. This rule is not intended to prohibit splices or taps on the free ends of conductors which are dead ended 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 the Railroad Commission to develop practically the full strength of the conductor in which the splice is made.

 

Strikeout and Underline Version
Rule 103.1-A


103.1-A.    Splices and Taps

 

Splices and taps should not be made in spans adjacent to such crossing spans if the crossing span is not dead ended. Splices or taps in spans adjacent to a Grade" A " crossing span shall, if practicable, be placed nearer to the crossing support than the nearest conductor crossed over. This rule is not intended to prohibit splices or taps on the free ends of conductors which are dead ended 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 the Railroad Commission to develop practically the full strength of the conductor in which the splice is made.

 

(1)    Splices shall not be made or permitted in crossing spans where Grade A construction is required unless the mutual consent of all parties involved in such spans is obtained.  Nothing contained in this Rule 103.1-A(1) shall be construed as requiring that splices be made, or as granting authority for or permitting the making of splices in such crossing spans without the consent of all parties owning or operating overhead lines involved in such crossing spans.

 

(2)    Splices and taps shall, as far as practicable, be avoided in crossing spans where Grade A construction is required. If it is impracticable to avoid such splices, they shall be of such type and be so made as to have a strength practically equal to the conductor in which the splice is made.  Splices and tap should not be made in spans adjacent to such crossing spans if the crossing span is not dead-ended. Splices or taps in spans adjacent to a Grade A crossing span shall, if practical, be placed nearer to the crossing support than the nearest conductor crossed over.  This rule is not intended to prohibit splices or taps on the free ends of conductors which are dead-ended in the crossing span.

 

Final Version
Rule 103.1-A


103.1-A.    Splices and Taps

 

(1)    Splices shall not be made or permitted in crossing spans where Grade A construction is required unless the mutual consent of all parties involved in such spans is obtained.  Nothing contained in this Rule 103.1-A(1) shall be construed as requiring that splices be made, or as granting authority for or permitting the making of splices in such crossing spans without the consent of all parties owning or operating overhead lines involved in such crossing spans.

 

(2)    Splices and taps shall, as far as practicable, be avoided in crossing spans where Grade A construction is required. If it is impracticable to avoid such splices, they shall be of such type and be so made as to have a strength practically equal to the conductor in which the splice is made.  Splices and tap should not be made in spans adjacent to such crossing spans if the crossing span is not dead-ended. Splices or taps in spans adjacent to a Grade A crossing span shall, if practical, be placed nearer to the crossing support than the nearest conductor crossed over.  This rule is not intended to prohibit splices or taps on the free ends of conductors which are dead-ended in the crossing span.