One of the reasons for 300-18(a) if the ability to make future changes or repairs.
Don, this is true. However the utilities engineers here would allow me to install this @ over 600', no UG boxes at all, and they engineered it! The answer is, you dig it up again. Please realize that I am competing with those that have buried service laterals 12" deep in sewer pipe here,etc, etc ( many stories..) None of this ever gets an inspector, and the utilities regularly will hook up time bombs for any of the Clampet clan.
Am I any more guilty in the real world than those who would hide behind 90-4?
Why not direct-bury?
They did away with direct burial, not that it stops homeowners, excavators, etc here.
And no, I don't have the equipment, i'm one man, one van feedin'the fam,that's it. If i don't say so myself, i think i've done a quality job, I use direct burial wire in pipe, so it'll probably outlive me.
do you use a Tow-motor or a pick-up with 4 x 4 ?
Well Hi motor-T ! I am 'sleeving' pipe over wire here, the 'deer sling' allows my hands free to guide the wire into the pvc. There was absolutely not a single nick in this install, more than i can say for other cajun methods i have seen, including a van roof rack being torn off. I have been on crews that have the right equipment, and still seen conductor damage done.
Oh well!, guess i'll call the burn center, figured i'd get the heat for this thread. But hey, gimme some credit here, how many of you guys would attempt this alone?
now where's those done's pills????