Line Guard Installation
To start with installation, you will need to attach one of the “L” brackets to the lowest part of the power line, making sure to use the stainless-steel ties and a conductor clamp to secure the bracket. Next, the rollers will be snapped together over the conductor or wire/cable and placed on the line, making sure that each roller spins freely. Keep in mind, that if you have a larger power line such as triplex, you might need to trim the back the roller ends prior to assembly to fit correctly. The 12" diameter wheels are placed on each end of the power line to act as a jump barrier. Together, the freely spinning wheels and rollers, help to deter squirrels and other critters from reaching your connected equipment such as transformers, switches, reclosers, etc. If you are a homeowner or business owner, Line Guard will keep these crawling animals off your roof and out of your attic. To see a visual of the installation process, including instructions on using Line Guard for Triplex, watch our Line Guard Installation Video.
For overhead power line applications, Critter Guard recommends this product be installed by qualified power line technicians. This is not absolutely required, but is good practice. It is not required to de-power the line. Assure the conductor is properly insulated and not showing signs of wear or degradation. For Substation applications, position one end of the Line Guard approximately 5 feet outside the vertical perimeter of the substation fence. For other installations, position one end of the Line Guard approximately 2 feet from the power pole or vertical structure (i.e., building). DO NOT TOUCH LIVE TERMINALS or CONDUCTORS. Wear appropriate safety gloves.
Installation defects are specifically not covered under the company warranty and are the responsibility of the installer. The company’s liability for any damaged or defective product is limited to the value of the product sale only. No consequential or incidental claims will be accepted, including claims of improper installation or damage caused by improper installation. If in doubt, contact a qualified power line technician.
Line Guard Specifications
|U.V. Resistance Additive|
|Manufacturing Process||Mold Injection||Mold Injection||Mold Injection|
|Color||Utility Gray||Utility Gray||Utility Gray|
|Tensile Strength||3000 psi||3000 psi||3000 psi|
|Dielectric Strength||660V/mil (52.3 KV)||660V/mil (52.3 KV)||660V/mil (52.3 KV)|
|Dimensions||4" x 12" x .08"||12" x 3" ID x 0.125"||2" x 2" x 1/4"|
|Volume||91.8 cc||79.5 cc||4.6 cc|
|Weight w/ 1/2" ice||140.4g||180g||6.4g|
|Wind Loads||207||20 N||1 N|
|Wind Loads w/ 1/2" ice||348 N||203 N||12 N|
Line Guard Options
Options for a 4 Pack:
Each Line Guard kit is individually packaged. However, in many utility applications with 3 phase power, there are 3 conductors and 1 ground wire where Line Guard is to be installed. For convenience, we offer the LG201-4pk, which includes 4 individually packaged kits in 1 box, rather than a separate box for each kit.
Options for No Fasteners:
The No Fastener option allows the utility to purchase only the primary roller and wheel components and then use their own in-house clamps/fasteners. This is useful for Live Line (or Hot Line) installations where the line clamps are supplied in-house.