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Old 08-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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Relocating a 200 amp service from the front to rear of the store, the meter from inside to outdoors. Tomorrow four runs of 250 AL mcm to get pushed/pulled to existing old conduit and sealtite sweeping up the pole. New stuff will be nice, old stuff I see challenges.
We can't break up the sidewalk since it is a county road and requires a county permit. The county is backed up with permits from the Hurricane.
I hope to have the meterpan, panel, grounding set and personally tie it in to the pole to get temp power going so the other trades can get started by the close of tomorrow.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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Relocating a 200 amp service from the front to rear of the store, the meter from inside to outdoors. Tomorrow four runs of 250 AL mcm to get pushed/pulled to existing old conduit and sealtite sweeping up the pole. New stuff will be nice, old stuff I see challenges.
We can't break up the sidewalk since it is a county road and requires a county permit. The county is backed up with permits from the Hurricane.
I hope to have the meterpan, panel, grounding set and personally tie it in to the pole to get temp power going so the other trades can get started by the close of tomorrow.
Looks good...
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Really?
It's existing from 1972 when the last permit was pulled Im guessing. Never seen 4" sealtite before transitioning to a pole. Under the Red Book it should have had a manhole box before sweeping to the pole.
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Are you going to use the trench for your ground rods?
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Curious why you went underground?
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Are you going to use the trench for your ground rods?
I'm planting one outside under the meter, they go easy around here. I have a 3/4 copper WM 20' away from the new set up to clamp to.
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Existing was UG, the owner wants a phone and cable conduit UG in the same trench but we have a snag in getting a permit for the sidewalk in such short notice . This will be a 3000 sq ft Jewelry store, they are concerned about proffesional thieves cutting phone wires to disable alarm communications.
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I'm planting one outside under the meter, they go easy around here. I have a 3/4 copper WM 20' away from the new set up to clamp to.
it's nice that your poco allows the gec to be landed in the meter pan
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it's nice that your poco allows the gec to be landed in the meter pan
They don't allow it, but the panel will be back to back of the pan. I plan on jumping a scrap of #6 thru the 90 hole right onto a rod.
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....looks good...nice size job....god I hate trenchs...getting to old to be working on belly..
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....looks good...nice size job....god I hate trenchs...getting to old to be working on belly..
The copper line jumping across the trench in pic 3 is the watermain, it was live. The laborer caught a refreshing shower until the plumber showed up to cut it at the street. Nice depth job.
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only 1 rod?? we need 2 here...just curious as to why u used a 45 in the run....i'd just bow in trench to eliminate fittings
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The copper line jumping across the trench in pic 3 is the watermain, it was live. The laborer caught a refreshing shower until the plumber showed up to cut it at the street. Nice depth job.
thankfully that was a small line!!...just another example of hitting chit when we dig.....old stuff is the worst.....its never tagged or painted or "hey yous guys theres a friiggen pipe here" sign
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only 1 rod?? we need 2 here...just curious as to why u used a 45 in the run....i'd just bow in trench to eliminate fittings
That's 4", I matched what entered from the pole, it don't bow easily and the glue joints don't hold that well if they don't line up square.
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