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The lineman's and cableman's handbook
Shoemaker, Thomas M., 1921-
Personal Author:
Tenth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: The lineman's and cableman's handbook / Edwin B. Kurtz, Thomas M. Shoemaker, James E. Mack. 1997.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents
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TK3221 .K83 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Includes coverage of Fiber optics cable and underground installations. This book helps you construct, operate, and maintain both overhead and underground electric transmissions and distribution lines at peak efficiency. It also helps you avoid costly errors, diagnose and repair failures, and ensure optimum safety.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Elementary Electrical Principles
Section 2 Electric System
Section 3 Substations
Section 4 Transmission Circuits
Section 5 Distribution Circuits
Section 6 Construction Specifications
Section 7 Wood-Pole Structures
Section 8 Aluminum, Concrete, Fiberglass, and Steel Structures
Section 9 Distribution Automation
Section 10 Unloading and Hauling Wood Poles
Section 11 Erecting and Setting Poles
Section 12 Guying Poles
Section 13 Insulators
Section 14 Line Conductors
Section 15 Distribution Transformers
Section 16 Lightning and Surge Protection
Section 17 Fuses
Section 18 Switches
Section 19 Voltage Regulators
Section 20 Transmission Tower Erection
Section 21 Stringing Line Conductors
Section 22 Sagging Line Conductors
Section 23 Joining Line Conductors
Section 24 Live-Line Maintenance with Hot-Line Tools
Section 25 Live-Line Maintenance from Insulated Aerial Platforms
Section 26 Grounding
Section 27 Protective Grounds
Section 28 Street Lighting
Section 29 Underground System
Section 30 Laying Conduit
Section 31 Manhole Construction
Section 32 Pulling Cable
Section 33 Splicing Cable
Section 34 Underground Distribution
Section 35 Tree Trimming
Section 36 Distribution Transformer Installation
Section 37 Electrical Drawing Symbols
Section 38 Single-Line Diagrams
Section 39 Schematic Diagrams
Section 40 Voltage Regulation
Section 41 Units of Measurement, Electrical Definitions, Electrical Formulas, and Calculations
Section 42 Maintenance of Transmission and Distribution Lines
Section 43 Rope, Knots, Splices, and Gear
Section 44 Climbing Wood Poles
Section 45 Protective Equipment
Section 46 OSHA 1910.269
Section 47 Resuscitation
Section 48 Heart-Lung Resuscitation
Section 49 Pole-Top and Bucket Rescue
Section 50 Self-Testing Questions and Exercises