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#39484 - 06/21/04 06:45 PM Temporary service poles
sparkync Offline

Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 811
Loc: NC
Is there any regulation on how thick the pole has to be for a temporary service pole?? I believe the code says it has to be at least 60 amps, and I am assuming the heigth would need to be at least 10ft. which is the minimum clearance for overhead service conductors. Last time I checked it seems I had trouble finding a 12 ft. 4X4 treated. Thanks for your comments.... Steve

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#39485 - 06/21/04 07:01 PM Re: Temporary service poles
txsparky Offline

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
Our Poco requires a 4"x6" minimum or a 6" top round pole.The minimum height of weatherhead is 14'. This translates into an 18' pole.( burial depth of 4' min.) You should be able to get a copy of your local company's requirements.

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#39486 - 06/21/04 07:47 PM Re: Temporary service poles
Joey D Offline

Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 263
Loc: Arlington MA U.S.
I use 3 2x8's nailed together with the joints offset. Another thing I do is treat the thing with Thompson's water seal. I have a temp service in the next town over thats been there for 4 years now and still looks good.


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