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Old 08-29-2012, 01:38 AM   #1
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Has any manufacturer devised a way to attach one of these:



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Without it being too ugly or obtrusive?

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Old 08-29-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
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Without it being too ugly or obtrusive?

Nope. (to my Knowledge).

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I'm going to have to fight this battle soon and was wondering the same thing. My neighbor (he's a plumber; fixed my shower in exchange for this) has a light pole and wants a receptacle attached to it. If only there was a box mad to fit the curvature of it. So far, I have a similar weatherproof box, rated cover and lots of silicon to seal the gap. If you find a way that looks nicer, do share! I'll keep researching and let you know if I find a better method.
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If this job is from scratch you can get poles with gfi's in them. I just priced one last week.
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If this job is from scratch you can get poles with gfi's in them. I just priced one last week.
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I've drilled and tapped poles to 1/2" NPT, inserted a close nipple and spun on a bell box. Didn't look bad.

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I've drilled and tapped poles to 1/2" NPT, inserted a close nipple and spun on a bell box. Didn't like bad.


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If this job is from scratch you can get poles with gfi's in them. I just priced one last week.
Unfortunately it's not from scratch. They want receptacles on existing poles - it's the top floor of a parking garage. No concrete cutting will be getting done so it's pretty much just pull the conductors in the existing conduits.

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I've drilled and tapped poles to 1/2" NPT, inserted a close nipple and spun on a bell box. Didn't look bad.
That's a good idea.... might consider something like that!
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Raco 5183-0 Black Mini Cover and Curved Back Receptacle

Curved back 1-1/2 in. radius - for 3 inch diameter pole mounting. For use with light poles. Provides a safe and convenient means of accessing power for holiday lighting, power tools, and the like. Self-closing lid assures weatherproof protection. Includes installation hardware and receptacle.

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Raco 5183-0 Black Mini Cover and Curved Back Receptacle

Curved back 1-1/2 in. radius - for 3 inch diameter pole mounting. For use with light poles. Provides a safe and convenient means of accessing power for holiday lighting, power tools, and the like. Self-closing lid assures weatherproof protection. Includes installation hardware and receptacle.


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two 3/4" holes

3 1/2" x 8" numbering area
numbers sold seperately

Overall: 6 1/2" H x 18" W


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Curved to fit 3" round post.
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Looks like that thing is designed to fit only 3" poles. The ones I'm looking at are bigger (like 8" or so)
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Holesaw a 7/8 hole in pole and box, send a scrap of #12 to handhole from new hole. slip a chase nipple on scrap, tie knot in wire behind it. pull wire and chase nipple thru hole, slip box over it , install locknut. Use two self drilling screws to support box.

I found it easier to use T11 boxes and long chase nipples.

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