Journeyman 600A Switch Change (Questions and Answers)
Question: When verifying the operation of the underhung disconnect switch, can we do that by hand or with a stick?
Answer: By hand if it is done before the switch is energized.
Question: Will proper cover-up be provided for this event?
Answer: Journeyman Teams will provide their own cover-up.
Question: Are there any minimum requirements for the mechanical jumpers to be used?
Answer: Minimum requirements are 1/0 extra stranded copper
Question: Will a spec be given out for this event?
Answer: Yes, please continue to check the website until it is posted.
Question: Does the primary have to be covered with a hose/eel while replacing the switch or is a blanket with the permanent jumper folded underneath considered enough cover?
Answer: Refer to General Information and Competition Rules located on the website.
Note: 600 Amp Switch Change Out Spec has been posted (February 19, 2018)
Question: On the 600 Amp Switch Replacement, are we able to take the paddles off with our rubber gloves?
Question: Once mechanical is installed can we open switch by hand?
Answer: The switch can be opened/closed by hand only after permanent jumpers are removed (de-energized).
Question: Can mechanical jumper with sticks bolted to it be used? and left hanging?
Answer: Mechanical jumpers manufactured with permanently installed hot sticks may be used as designed, however, modified tools will not be allowed.
Question: Can the groundman be operating an extendo stick while the climbers are climbing?
Question: Will the bolts be facing up or down on the two hole paddles?
Answer: The bolts will be facing down.