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#123884 - 06/01/06 07:52 AM POCO Hole
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: NY, USA
This was a new house. The contractor dug the foundation around the power company pedestal, and then poured the walls.

Alan Nadon

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#123885 - 06/01/06 09:21 AM Re: POCO Hole
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Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 130
Loc: Holland, MI USA
"was a new house"???? What happened to make it "was"?

Was the pedestal for the new house? Who screwed up? Surely the POCO wouldn't put a pedestal in the middle of the property for a new service.

I'm going to regret asking but can you actaully have the POCO transformer/pedestal in your home.


#123886 - 06/01/06 11:54 AM Re: POCO Hole
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
How on earth could you not see that?.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#123887 - 06/01/06 03:22 PM Re: POCO Hole
Dnkldorf Offline

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
Someone needs a new tape measure...

#123888 - 06/02/06 09:27 AM Re: POCO Hole
Rewired Offline

Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 567
Loc: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Ahh I know what happened... Must have used one of our Canadian " Metric Inch" tapes And forgot to multiply by the square root of Pi... Or something like that

#123889 - 06/02/06 10:13 AM Re: POCO Hole
Alan Nadon Offline

Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 398
Loc: Elkhart, IN. USA
It did become a new house, my verbal "Fox Paw".
Developer shifted some lots to allow them to change the facing of some houses, after the utilities were laid.
The work showed some real talent by the back hoe operator to dig the foundation around the pedestal, miss the Underground wires and still keep the pedestal right side up.
It was energized.
If it was easy, anyone could do it.

#123890 - 06/06/06 05:51 PM Re: POCO Hole
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
C'mon guys.... think about 30-40 years from now when this homeowner needs his panel/meter upsized, sooo much easier than having to trench out to the pedestal, one could just put a myers hub right into the top of it

#123891 - 06/15/06 03:12 AM Re: POCO Hole

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 862
Loc: Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
Desperate for land to build.

Access impossible later on when the supply fuse blows or a cable fault developes.

Whoever is the planner, builder or architect for this house should NEVER get the final inspection papers signed off by the local council unless they get the pillar shifted at the builders cost.
The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.

#123892 - 06/15/06 05:17 AM Re: POCO Hole
BKey Offline

Registered: 12/07/05
Posts: 10
Loc: Kissimmee, Florida
I wish I could find a picture I took about 3 years ago, When the new house was completed the X-former was in the center of the poured driveway, With my Temp service next to it. We had to use a chipping hammer to remove the temp.
Bryan L. Key
Safety Inspector/Trainer
Terry's Electric Inc.
An Xcelecom Company
600 N. Thacker Ave., Suite A
Kissimmee, Florida 34741

#123893 - 06/17/06 01:39 AM Re: POCO Hole
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Registered: 10/19/00
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Loc: Anaheim, CA. USA

May I use this Image as a "What Not To Do / Keep Your Eyes Open" visual scenario, to display during "certain discussions" with Field and Office Personnel?

Scott " 35 " Thompson
Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!

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