Sunday, May 19, 2013

Well, that's done

Four days worth of switching underground primaries to a temporary feed.

The hole for the new feed, the old feed and the temporary feed (spliced inside the pull box).
What you don't see is two 6" steel 90's from the conduit under my toe, two more 6" steel 90's coming in from the trench on the left and two 4" from the right side of the pole base.

Aaaand the (almost) finished product: where that hole used to be:

1 comment:

  1. I've excavated the trench, and poured the pad for a primary feed at an industrial facility.

    When the line crew was pulling the wire, I noticed how thick the insulation was. When I asked, one of the crew said it was 69,000 volts coming into the box.

    He went on explaining how he'd been hit with the same voltage while working in a bucket truck. Instead of zapping him like a bug light, it blew him out of the bucket to the muddy ground 30 feet below.

    I just shook my head and walked away. That had to be an underwear changing event.