David Dahle

David Dahle

Posted on 08/13/2013


Photo taken on August 12, 2013


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Lead-head pin

Lead-head pin
Finally got a look at one of these pins, and you can see the threads were almost completely gone after 50+ years of service (and conductor strain). It also explains why the large multiparts could often be found at different angles. I'll bet in many cases the demolition contractor just had to lift the insulators off the pin!

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Power Lines
Power Lines
Those threads sure are worn! I've got a few of the old leadheads laying around someplace. What's the diameter of these pins?
4 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to Power Lines
1 3/8". The zinc thimble in the insulators were still in good shape. It was surprising to realize they used the standard thread on these. Perhaps if they had the Lee-style pin (5/8" adapter and long bolt / skirt support), maybe they would not have had so many pin failures.
4 years ago.