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Old 06-26-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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I installed a pole light before as that had a ball that was supposed to go inside on top of the pole. No directions, just a cover that had a hard ball inside.
The poles were about 20'. Whats the deal with thenball
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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Uh. D minus on communication.

Are you asking if the ball had any electrical function for the pole light? If so, did it have any wires coming out of it?
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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I installed a pole light before as that had a ball that was supposed to go inside on top of the pole. No directions, just a cover that had a hard ball inside.
The poles were about 20'. Whats the deal with thenball
First of all.. you need pictures when asking an off the wall question like that..

Maybe the ball was suppose to go on top of the pole as a decoration..
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If it goes inside the pole, my guess it's some sort of strain relief / spacer for the conductors to prevent the weight of them from chewing up the insulation when they turn horizontally into the lights.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #5
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Guys I know I should have got a picture. It was a fast day a few weeks ago. The ball looked like a cue ball bout the same size. It was not electrical. It was not a decoration it when inside the the top cap.
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What was it made of?
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Today was a great day to be wiring poles...




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Today was a great day to be wiring poles...
I've got a few to do tomorrow. Nothing like a big-ass empty parking lot and a sunny day for pole lights
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I've got a few to do tomorrow. Nothing like a big-ass empty parking lot and a sunny day for pole lights
Sure beats a rainy day cutting in the panel...



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Sure beats a rainy day cutting in the panel...




What us that in the upper end of the panel looks like a contractor and fuse block on my phone
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What us that in the upper end of the panel looks like a contractor and fuse block on my phone
Kind of looks like a transformer to me.
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Kind of looks like a transformer to me.
On second look it does. Is that panel as tall as it looks?
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On second look it does. Is that panel as tall as it looks?
Yeah looks taller than crap! I like the built-in controls though, that's pretty slick. Hopefully the dead front has a removable panel over those, though.
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Yeah looks taller than crap! I like the built-in controls though, that's pretty slick. Hopefully the dead front has a removable panel over those, though.
Looks 6 ft tall lighting panel im guessing
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Looks 6 ft tall lighting panel im guessing
In that case, Celtic is either crouching down to take the picture, or he's a midget
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Whats the deal with thenball
They include it to **** with peoples minds
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What us that in the upper end of the panel looks like a contractor and fuse block on my phone

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Kind of looks like a transformer to me.


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On second look it does. Is that panel as tall as it looks?

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Yeah looks taller than crap! I like the built-in controls though, that's pretty slick. Hopefully the dead front has a removable panel over those, though.

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Looks 6 ft tall lighting panel im guessing

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In that case, Celtic is either crouching down to take the picture, or he's a midget
Its a monster...6' tall at least
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I've seen very tall lights (mostly sportslighters) with a strain relief bail on the underside of the cap, but never a ball. Perhaps the ball was for some sort of conductor strain relief, if you wrap the wires around the ball? I dunno. Got a brand on this pole you guys used? Another possibility; was the ball bolted on the wrong side of the cap for shipping, and it was intended to be reversed and put on top of the cap for installation as a decoration?
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