Elbow Puller Tools facilitate removing elbow connectors from bushings of transformers and other apparatus. Elbows that have been installed for a long period of time sometimes are difficult to remove because silicone grease on the interface of the elbow and bushing dries out and hardens. A special integral hook on the tool head fits through the rubber eye of the metal hook of the bushing cap. Used in the manner, the hook adds extra control and pulling power to the grippers.
Impact Elbow-Puller Tools
The lightweight tool employs a simple, slide-hammer mechanism to easily disengage and assist in replacing elbows. The tool and grippers help the operator control and elbow stiff underground cable lead. For a sure, balanced grip the 5 lb. slide-hammer is plastisol coated and flared at both ends. Also for secure handling, both front and rear handgrip areas of the pole are coated with Gripthread, a grit-filled rubber-base paint. Available in three lengths, the tools are made of 1 1/4” diameter orange Epoxiglas pole. The 6 and 8 ft. units meets OSHA requirements with 25 and 48 inches of insulation respectively from the tool end to the handguard (as factory assemble). On the 4 1/2 ft. unit (labeled “For Rubber Glove Use Only”) insulation length measures 5”.
To pull an elbow connector - Insert hook though eye on elbow. Close down grippers on elbow by rotating pole. Support tool with one hand on front grip behind handguard and other hand on slide hammer. Slam hammer from front to rear anvil. Resulting impact should release elbow with suffcient momentum to withdraw it from the bushing without extending arcing.
To replace an elbow connector - Follow the same procedure for pulling except use slide hammer impact against front anvil to help seat the elbow.
NOTE: Grippers not included. Order grippers separately