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This is becoming a Tesla my patience.

Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
Posts: 13765 | Location: Downeast Maine | Registered: March 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Vagabond Dreamer
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You are dealing with the electric company, resistance is futile.
I’d be close to pulling the plug on the project.

You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.
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Savor the limelight
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Watts you needs to do is meditate.

Ohm, Ohm, Ohm
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Don't Panic
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Originally posted by PHPaul:
Originally posted by Krazeehorse:
Can't bury?

Pole to building is "free". Buried, I have to buy the wire. Direct burial wire for 100 amp service over 200 feet is seriously expensive.

Due to heat dissipation issues, direct burial wire is larger gauge than free air for the same rating.

Plus, of course, the cost of digging and back-filling the trench.

OTOH....when the winds blow, ice/snowstorms hit, and power goes out ...instead of scrambling, and trying to get techs out in the midst of widespread service'd be inside, all warm and toasty, sipping cocoa......

Might balance the cost thing a tad?
Posts: 13975 | Location: North Carolina | Registered: October 15, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Thank you
Very little
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with any luck the power company will surge forward with the project

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paradox in a box
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Electrons have consequences.

These go to eleven.
Posts: 11026 | Location: Westminster, MA | Registered: November 14, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You'll find a way to power through the process.
Posts: 2467 | Location: Northern California | Registered: December 01, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Happiness is
Vectored Thrust
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I think if you took a survey most people would volt for going with the pole option.

But you should probably take a breaker from these electric puns and focus on the project. Delaying too long could be terminal.

Icarus flew too close to the sun, but at least he flew.
Posts: 6281 | Location: North Carolina | Registered: April 30, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Dances With
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Ah you really don't need an electric pole.

Come on, admit it, you're really talking about a new Stripper Pole in your workshop.

(I'll send the beer over)
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