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Old 07-10-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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So, I looked at a irrigation pump relocate this afternoon. 30HP 120/208 fed from a lake, irrigating 20 acres. They want to redo the entire irrigation system, and move the pump approx 700' down the shoreline. They are planning to subdivide and sell off the parcel that the pump (and it's service) currently sit on. I can't set a jbox where the pump is now, and extend the feeder, because it would cross the parcel they want to sell.

I need to have the POCO move the three phase service approx 750' on existing poles (there is a single phase service at the end of these poles). Anybody wanna guess what it costs per foot?

I can't get a call into the POCO to get this started until tomorrow, so throw out your guesses!!!

I would have made it a poll, but didn't want to get sued by the poll-ice.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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cost here is around $350-$375 a foot underground
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I would have made it a poll, but didn't want to get sued by the poll-ice.
You need to be sued for that pun.

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cost here is around $350-$375 a foot underground
That seems a little steep!
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Around here, if they have to add one phase to an existing single phase overhead line, it's usually about $20 per foot. If they have to add the remaining two phases, it's more like $40 per foot.

A pump like that will run just fine on an open delta, and it'll be a lot less $$.

Btw, 30 HP is HUGE for 20 acres! Around here a 30 HP pump will do about 120 acres. 5 HP will do 20 acres.
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That seems a little steep!
It depending on if the primary cable is rated at X number of voltage so higher the voltage expect to be go on high side.

But if this is still overhead primary then the price will be much lower to some ways but excat number that will pretty much fall on the POCO specs.

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Around here, if they have to add one phase to an existing single phase overhead line, it's usually about $20 per foot. If they have to add the remaining two phases, it's more like $40 per foot.

A pump like that will run just fine on an open delta, and it'll be a lot less $$.

Btw, 30 HP is HUGE for 20 acres! Around here a 30 HP pump will do about 120 acres. 5 HP will do 20 acres.
I do some Ag work, and have a 60HP pump irrigating 800 acres, so I know the 30 is oversized. The rise from the lake to the front of the property is probably 50 feet, so there is some additional head to deal with. The other reason for keeping the 30, is that they already have it, and all the controls. Changing to a 5 or 10 single phase requires a lot of new parts.

And who am I not to spend the customer's money
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