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Wire Tong Applications

NOTE:
(1) SUPPORTS - Maximum recommended load for Saddles is 800 pounds. The Lever Lift will exceed the strength of Wire Tongs when load is properly applied in line with the pole.

(2) WORKING LOADS - Any elevated structure requires an analysis in determining the load. When calculations are impractical or unnecessary and a pole is slightly higher than neighboring poles, it may be sufficient to use the total weight of the span on each side as the maximum working load. This does not apply to hilltop structures where special analysis must be made to determine the load.

When the working load is greater than that given in the table for a particular Wire Tong, it will be necessary to use double Wire Tongs with double-type lever lift, or use a larger Wire Tong.

(3) EPOXIGLAS® WORKING LOADS - The maximum working loads given for Epoxiglas Wire Tongs are based on a pole deflection of approximately one inch when used in the manner shown. The cantilever values, with a safety factor of more than two, are: 11/2" - 375 ft.-lb. 2" - 900 ft.-lb.21/2" - 1500 ft.-lb. 3" - 2500 ft.-lb. The tensile strength values with a safety factor of more than two are: 11/2" -1500 lb. 2" - 2000 lb. 21/2" - 2500 lb. and 3" - 3000 lb.

WORKING LOADS FOR CHANCE WIRE TONGS*

Figure No. Pole Diameter (inches) Epoxiglas Type Support Maximum Working Load (lb. per Conductor) Maximum Wire Size and Span
A B (In Feet) (Level Ground)
ACSR Copper
Size Span Size Span
1 2 x 12 1 1/2 x 10 Saddles Lever Lift 275 Apr-00 700 Apr-00 300
2 1/2 x 12 1 1/2 x 10 475 Apr-00 1200 Apr-00 500
2 2 x 12 1 1/2 x 10 Saddles Lever Lift 275 Apr-00 700 Apr-00 300
2 1/2 x 12 1 1/2 x 10 475 Apr-00 1200 Apr-00 500

NOTE:
(1) SUPPORTS - Maximum recommended load for Saddles with extensions, is 800 pounds. The Lever Lift will exceed the strength of Wire Tongs when load is properly applied in line with the pole.

(2) WORKING LOADS - Any elevated structure requires an analysis in determining the load. When calculations are impractical or unnecessary and a pole is slightly higher than neighboring poles, it may be sufficient to use the total weight of the span on each side as the maximum working load. This does not apply to hilltop structures where special analysis must be made to determine the load.

When the working load is greater than that given in the table for a particular Wire Tong, it will be necessary to use double Wire Tongs with double-type lever lift, or use a larger Wire Tong.

(3) EPOXIGLAS® WORKING LOADS - The maximum working loads given for Epoxiglas Wire Tongs are based on a pole deflection of approximately one inch when used in the manner shown. The cantilever values, with a safety factor of more than two, are: 11/2" - 375 ft.-lb. 2" - 900 ft.-lb. 21/2" - 1500 ft.-lb. 3" - 2500 ft.-lb. The tensile strength values with a safety factor of more than two are: 11/2" - 1500 lb. 2" - 2000 lb. 21/2" - 2500 lb. and 3" - 3000 lb.

WORKING LOADS FOR CHANCE WIRE TONGS

Figure No. Pole Diameter (inches) Epoxiglas Type Support Maximum Working Load (lb. per Conductor) Maximum Wire Size and Span
A B C (In Feet) (Level Ground)
ACSR Copper
Size Span Size Span
3 2 x 12 1 1/2   Lever Lift 350 4/0 850 4/0 375
2 1/2 x 12 1 1/2   1000 397.5 1150 250 850
4 2 1/2 x 12 2 x 8 2 x 8 Saddles 225+* 4/0 550 4/0 230
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