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#115309 - 10/08/03 01:17 PM Where's the Pole?  
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This one runs at 480 volts, all night, every night!

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#115310 - 10/08/03 08:28 PM Re: Where's the Pole?  
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tough neighborhood, someone stole the pole and left the base. [Linked Image]


#115311 - 10/15/03 01:10 PM Re: Where's the Pole?  
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This is normal in the area served by our electrical utility when a street light is knocked over in an auto accident.

Just tape the conductors together and come back some time later and put a replacement pole in.

Last week there were two blocks in my part of the city that looked like this for a few days while the 30yr old poles were taken down and replaced with new ones.

If its a major street they "may" put a 4 foot pole stub over it for looks while they wait to replace it.


#115312 - 10/18/03 01:28 PM Re: Where's the Pole?  
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It goes without saying that the system in this picture should remain de-energized until the proper repairs can be made...but for those situations where this might not be possible a simple non-metalic I.E. "Carlon-PVC" box (part of bottom removed easily) and fastened to the concrete base by "band-straps" and 10 minutes of time could be what stands between life and death. Please tell me that whats shown in the picture would NEVER be left energized or in a postion to become energized without at least some sort of protection in place!.


#115313 - 10/22/03 08:13 AM Re: Where's the Pole?  
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Tir, welcome to ECN!
As far as I know, this has been this way for a couple of years. I've tried to contact the owner to no avail. I guess the next stop is the AHJ.
The "underground box aboveground" idea is OK for a temporary fix.
I wouldn't want it to end up like this. though:
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These cover the transformer's 12KV primaries. They're exposed to traffic, in a driveway.(What is this, a lineman's version of an extension box?)...S


#115314 - 10/22/03 10:47 AM Re: Where's the Pole?  
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I'm sorry, but I gotta say this.....

They look like LAUNDRY TUBS!!!! [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]


#115315 - 10/22/03 08:06 PM Re: Where's the Pole?  
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I've tried to contact the owner to no avail. I guess the next stop is the AHJ.


Find somebody who ordered too much concrete and have the extra dumped to make the boxes "underground."



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