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Why POCO's should abide by the code. #23600
03/22/03 09:06 AM
03/22/03 09:06 AM
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rowdyrudy  Offline OP
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Mascoutah, IL USA
There is a home under construction, about 90% complete, where the POCO installed a xformer on the pole and then ran tri-plex down the pole and on top of the ground to the meter base. No physical protection of any kind. I don't know if they intend to bury it later as the time was getting late.No disconnect other than the xformer primary. The ground is extremely wet with standing water. Not too safe but typical POCO arrogance.
Rowdy

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Re: Why POCO's should abide by the code. #23601
03/22/03 09:27 AM
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iwire  Offline
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That's pretty bad, I have never seen the power companies in my area do somthing like this.

I know that NEC does not apply but what about OSHA?


Bob Badger
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Re: Why POCO's should abide by the code. #23602
03/24/03 01:11 AM
03/24/03 01:11 AM
Trumpy  Offline

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SI,New Zealand
Rowdy,
If I were you, I would be on the Hotline, to the POCo, concerned, this is not good at all.
I seems like the company sent their "Boy" out to do this one, or a team of losers. [Linked Image]
In one word "SLACK!".


[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 03-24-2003).]

Re: Why POCO's should abide by the code. #23603
03/24/03 07:38 PM
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Roger  Offline
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They should abide to the NESC, and I'm sure this would be a violation, even in a temporary situation.

Roger


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