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    A split-bolt by any other name....

    For years in and around Texas, I've heard split-bolt connectors referred to as:

    Curnies, Cernies, Curnys, Kernies, Kearnies, Kearneys, etc....and seen them written up on service tickets in all these spellings....but I can't find a "correct" spelling for this term.

    Help, anyone?
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    Always called them Burndies. I think that they were the first manufacturer of them. Hard to remember that far back.

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    Burndy was the first to manufacture split bolt connectors http://www.burndy.com/industries/utility

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    Kearney Engineers formed in 1926 by James R. Kearney. http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont...r_history.html

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    Ive only ever heard them called split bolt connectors.

    Mineralac straps is another one..... of course...everyone calls them that....sort of.... mineral lack mineral lax....

    But Ive never seen anyone spell the name correctly...... or call them stand off straps which is what I call them.
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    Lots O Labor

    Quote Originally Posted by John Markl View Post
    For years in and around Texas, I've heard split-bolt connectors referred to as:

    Curnies, Cernies, Curnys, Kernies, Kearnies, Kearneys, etc....and seen them written up on service tickets in all these spellings....but I can't find a "correct" spelling for this term.

    Help, anyone?
    How much labor goes with that Kerney (split bolt)?.............
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    It Depends on if its #14 or 1000 mcm copper That's a big Kerney Split bolt To insulate

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    My dad was a lineman for over 40 years. He used to bring them home in his pockets, and Mom would put them in an aluminum dish in the laundry room. He would take them back to work, but my brother and I used to find all kinds of uses for them. He always called them Kearneys. I asked for some once at an Electrical supply in town, and the counter guy looked at me like I was nuts. That's when I was told they were split bolt connectors.
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    I actually had to google "split bolt connectors", I had no idea what you were talking about. I always call them bugs because that's what I was taught. In fact I have a funny story about that. The tech I was working with that day was an old southern guy and he sent me to the supply house for "bugs". I told him he didn't know what he was talking about. Low and behold the counter guy hands me the bugs without question. I go back and tell the tech that he was right. He says, "Boy, if I tell you a fly can pull a cart, hook him up". Hahaha

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    There burndies (burndy) in New England... as far as I know.

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    All of the above, including bug nuts.

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