14 AWG C Rural Wire

SAG AND TENSION TABLE FOR 14 AWG C RURAL WIRE
HEAVY ICE LOADING AREAS
SPAN LENGTH
(Feet)
50
75
100
125
150
175
200
225
250
275
300
350
400
STRINGING
TENSION(Lbs.)
45
45
45
60
80
80
85
90
100
100
100
100
100
STRINGING SAG
(Feet) (Inches)
0
3
0
7
1
0
1
2
1
3
1
9
2
2
2
7
2
10
3
5
4
1
5
7
7
3
SAG UNDER
HEAVY LOADING
(Feet) (Inches)
0
10
1
7
2
5
3
3
4
1
5
1
6
1
7
2
8
3
9
6
10
9
13
6
16
5
EXPECTED TENSION
UNDER HEAVY LOAD
(Lbs.)
235
289
336
394
452
491
533
573
616
649
680
740
795
NOTE: Heavy ice loading is defined under NESC Rules 250 and 251 as 0.5 inch radius thickness of ice and 4 PSF horizontal wind
pressure at 0º F. Stringing tensions are at 60º F.
MEDIUM ICE LOADING AREAS
SPAN LENGTH
(Feet)
50
75
100
125
150
175
200
225
250
275
300
350
400
STRINGING
TENSION(Lbs.)
45
45
45
60
80
80
85
90
100
100
100
100
100
STRINGING SAG
(Feet) (Inches)
0
3
0
7
1
0
1
2
1
3
1
9
2
2
2
7
2
10
3
5
4
1
5
7
7
3
SAG UNDER
MEDIUM LOADING
(Feet) (Inches)
0
10
1
6
2
4
3
1
3
10
4
9
5
9
6
9
7
9
8
11
10
1
12
8
15
5
EXPECTED TENSION
UNDER MEDIUM LOAD
(Lbs.)
203
250
290
342
394
428
464
499
537
566
593
644
691
NOTE: Medium ice loading is defined under NESC Rules 250 and 251 as 0.25 inch radius thickness of ice and 4 PSF horizontal wind
pressure at 15º F. Stringing tensions are at 60º F.
LIGHT LOADING AREAS
SPAN LENGTH
(Feet)
50
75
100
125
150
175
200
225
250
275
300
350
400
STRINGING
TENSION(Lbs.)
45
45
45
60
80
80
85
90
100
100
100
100
100
STRINGING SAG
(Feet) (Inches)
0
3
0
7
1
0
1
2
1
3
1
9
2
2
2
7
2
10
3
5
4
1
5
7
7
3
SAG UNDER
LIGHT LOADING
(Feet) (Inches)
0
7
1
2
1
10
2
4
2
11
3
8
4
5
5
3
6
0
6
11
7
11
10
1
12
5
EXPECTED TENSION
UNDER LIGHT LOAD
(Lbs.)
133
160
181
217
254
273
295
317
342
358
373
400
425
NOTE: Light loading is defined under NESC Rules 250 and 251 as 9 PSF horizontal wind pressure at 30º F. and no ice.
Stringing tensions are at 60º F.
04/23-04
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