Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo

Team Events:

**For all team events: The first climber must stop and be in position before the second climber can climb.**

 

Hurtman Rescue 

1.

 

Transformer Change-Out

1. Can the handline be hooked on the transformer standoff or does it have to be tied off?

The handline has to be caught off around the pole.

2. Can the groundman stand anywhere he needs to when hoisting the transformer as long as everything comes back to the tarp?

The groudman can stand wherever he needs to, as long as everything is on the tarp at the end of the event. The transformer does not have to be on the tarp, but can be let down around 5’to 10’ from the pole.

3. Can we remove both clamps at the same time since it is opposite phases?

You can operate both shotguns at the same time, as long as the wing pot stinger is physically removed first and installed last.

4. If a shotgun stick is located on the hotline clamp of a removed stinger, can it hang?

The shotgun cannot hang on a stinger.

5. Will the quad be on the pole and connections need to be made like the picture?

The quad will be caught off about 12” below the neutral and made up to the bank like the picture shows.

6. Can the gin and blocks be sent up and down on the hook or do they have to be in a bag?

On a hook will be fine.

7. Specs for the aluminum stand-off brackets…

Click here for specs

8.

 

 

 

Alley Arm Insulator Change-Out

1.

 

Polymer Insulator Change-Out

1. Can we open both cutouts off of the pole at the same time if we have two load busters?

If you have two load busters you can use both of them, you cannot open both cut outs at the same time because that would have you working on two different potentials at the same time

2. Can we take the clamps off and or ground two phase at the same time?

You cannot take the clamps off at the same time because it would have you and the other lineman working on two different potentials at the same time. You can ground the phases at the same time if the phases have been already tested and both grounds have already been attached to the neutral and then install them at the same time

3. Does the phases on the hot side need to be covered after we remove the clamps?

If you get in the minimum  approach distance it does, if you stay out of the minimum approach distance it does not

 

 


Apprentice Events:

Hurtman Rescue 

1.

 

B-1 Tie In

1.

 

Egg Climb

1. What size eggs will be used?

Small sized eggs.

 

Fuse Replacement

1. Will we be able to have a spare fuse barrel fused up or will we have to refuse the barrel in the air?

The fuse will be replaced by the competitor while working from the pole.

2. Is any size fuse ok to use?

Any fuse is ok to use. It must have a solid one piece washer.

 

 

 

Written Test

1. 

 


Individual Journeyman:

Hurtman Rescue

 1. 

 

 

Alley Arm Insulator Change-Out

1.

Egg Climb

1. What size eggs will be used?

Small sized eggs.

 

Fuse Replacement

1. Will we be able to have a spare fuse barrel fused up or will we have to refuse the barrel in the air?

The fuse will be replaced by the competitor while working from the pole.

2. Is any size fuse ok to use?

Any fuse is ok to use. It must have a solid one piece washer.

 

 


Senior events:

Hurtman Rescue

 1. 

 

B-1 Tie-In

 1.

 

Fuse Replacement

1. Will we be able to have a spare fuse barrel fused up or will we have to refuse the barrel in the air?

The fuse will be replaced by the competitor while working from the pole.

2. Is any size fuse ok to use?

Any fuse is ok to use. It must have a solid one piece washer.

 

 

 

 




Bradford Supply, Inc.

GlenGuard

Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

Power-Tel Utility Products

T & D PowerSkills

Terex Utilities

Virginia-Georgia Transformer

 

 

Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo