Leaning mobile home power pole

Leaning mobile home power pole

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Hunter

Pikeville, KY

#1 Oct 21, 2012
What do i have to do besides buy a pole and replace the unit on the power pole,like how deep should pole be in ground,does a inspector have to check it after replaced before hooed back up to pole..

“These are not sweet cheeks”

Since: Dec 11

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#2 Oct 21, 2012
Hunter wrote:
What do i have to do besides buy a pole and replace the unit on the power pole,like how deep should pole be in ground,does a inspector have to check it after replaced before hooed back up to pole..
AEC will remove the meter and disconnect the service at the top for your safety. Most meter poles are 3 feet in the ground. You will also need a new ground rod,ground wire and clamp.(unless you can use the old stuff.) The ground rod must be driven deep into the ground. Dont cut it off. AEC might require a reinspection of the pole...Im not entirely sure...give them a call. You should be able to reuse your old meter box,riser,wire and weatherhead. Just get new lag bolts and reattach it to the pole.
Hunter

Pikeville, KY

#3 Oct 22, 2012
Thansk for the info..
Couple Questions

Ten Mile, TN

#4 Oct 22, 2012
What size service is it ? 100 ? 200?
How long has it been there ?
Does it have an inspectors sticker ?
How tall is it ?
Is it rotten or just leaning ?
Can you cable it of to pull it straight ?
If the service is up to date (or close) you might get AEC to cut it off while you swap the panels, but if it is dilapidated they will probably make you bring it up to date. If so, you, the homeowner can pull the permit and do the work. But unless it is a trusted relative or friend,(NOT a friend of a friend or somebody that somebody knows), I would strongly suggest hiring a licensed contractor, and making them pull the permit (IN THEIR NAME !)
That way it will have to pass inspection, before you pay them for everything. That provides two incentives, one; for them to do it right,
and two; for them to finish it quickly to get their money !
If you hire your dumbass cousin, or somebody else's you are going to get screwed. Or burn up in the middle of the night, possibly. Which would be a maximum screwing.
Good Luck, winters coming.
Hunter

Pikeville, KY

#5 Oct 22, 2012
It has been there for a peroid of time and is rotten at ground..I have no details other than the pole is rotten...What do you man up to date? Pull the permit?
First name

Morristown, TN

#6 Oct 22, 2012
I think they mean up to code. That's the national electrical code, which is by law.
The permit in an electrical permit, which used to be $35.00, that will be issued by AEC in Jefferson City. I agree, it's best to hire a good electrician. Just call AEC and they will guide you through the process, ask for Patsy in the service department.. Hope this helps

“These are not sweet cheeks”

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#7 Oct 22, 2012
Hunter wrote:
It has been there for a peroid of time and is rotten at ground..I have no details other than the pole is rotten...What do you man up to date? Pull the permit?
Usually, mobile homes require a wiring permit.It is wired by a licensed electrician and then inspected by the inspector and signed off if it is good to go. Thats the permit process. 100 amp is usually on older mobile homes. Really old. The frown on 100 amp because they're not really big enough for the job. Hopefully yours is 200 amp.( just open your box and check the large breaker..should say 100 or 200) A rotted pole definitely rules out straightening it! If you are hiring an electrician to do the job,you will be fine.They should the requirements,how-tos and do nots of the task.
Good Neighbor

United States

#8 Oct 23, 2012
For $5,000.00 I can take care of it for you. No problem. Let me know?
HowzAboutYouGetR eal

Ten Mile, TN

#9 Oct 23, 2012
Good Neighbor wrote:
For $5,000.00 I can take care of it for you. No problem. Let me know?
That's right, jump in and act like a shit head shyster !
Why don't you just go steal his gutters ?
Good Neighbor

United States

#10 Oct 24, 2012
OK 10% discount.$4500 that is my final offer?
Hunter

Pikeville, KY

#11 Oct 25, 2012
Lol a good neighbor would do it for a lot less i would think...

“These are not sweet cheeks”

Since: Dec 11

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#12 Oct 25, 2012
Hunter wrote:
Lol a good neighbor would do it for a lot less i would think...
shouldnt be more than 600 bucks for pole, box,accessories and labor. Really more of a hassle than anything else. Hope you have a "good neighbor".

“These are not sweet cheeks”

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#13 Oct 25, 2012
SlidersAlterEgo wrote:
<quoted text> shouldnt be more than 600 bucks for pole, box,accessories and labor. Really more of a hassle than anything else. Hope you have a "good neighbor".
ahhh, crap.My bad..you should be able to use your old box and complete setup.(if it's in good working order). Replacing just the pole shouldn't cost much. Some of those breakers in those boxes are bad about arcing. On re-assembly, use electrical grease at all connections and tighten allen bolts tightly.(Some of those breakers can cost $150) Done a few hundred of them when I was younger.
little johnny

United States

#14 Oct 26, 2012
hey mister, if you know everything there is to know, why don't you go do it for them? Be the man.

“These are not sweet cheeks”

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#15 Oct 26, 2012
little johnny wrote:
hey mister, if you know everything there is to know, why don't you go do it for them? Be the man.
Hey little feller, I don't know "everything there is to know" and the OP can send me a message if they need help. Been the 'man'
Hey Mister

Ten Mile, TN

#16 Oct 26, 2012
When you was younger 600 bucks was a cheap. I'd say 1800-2400 would be much closer if they need new equipment. And if the pole is rotten, the equipment is probably ancient. Unless they had a helpful neighbor that got them a good deal on a "used pole". There are actually quite a few 60 amp services still around, and 100 amp services on lake cottages and older homes that get minimal usage.
But I am lost as to what the hell an OP is ???
Electrical grease is Noalox.
But do you know the proper name for wire lubricant ? Hint you can get it from behind little fellers ears or a quick trip to the zoo.
And "being the man" is fun if you like working for free, right ?
Jefferson City Joseph

Morristown, TN

#17 Oct 26, 2012
Hey Mister wrote:
When you was younger 600 bucks was a cheap. I'd say 1800-2400 would be much closer if they need new equipment. And if the pole is rotten, the equipment is probably ancient. Unless they had a helpful neighbor that got them a good deal on a "used pole". There are actually quite a few 60 amp services still around, and 100 amp services on lake cottages and older homes that get minimal usage.
But I am lost as to what the hell an OP is ???
Electrical grease is Noalox.
But do you know the proper name for wire lubricant ? Hint you can get it from behind little fellers ears or a quick trip to the zoo.
And "being the man" is fun if you like working for free, right ?
Op/ original poster...

“These are not sweet cheeks”

Since: Dec 11

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#18 Oct 26, 2012
Hey Mister wrote:
When you was younger 600 bucks was a cheap. I'd say 1800-2400 would be much closer if they need new equipment. And if the pole is rotten, the equipment is probably ancient. Unless they had a helpful neighbor that got them a good deal on a "used pole". There are actually quite a few 60 amp services still around, and 100 amp services on lake cottages and older homes that get minimal usage.
But I am lost as to what the hell an OP is ???
Electrical grease is Noalox.
But do you know the proper name for wire lubricant ? Hint you can get it from behind little fellers ears or a quick trip to the zoo.
And "being the man" is fun if you like working for free, right ?
Yep, that was back in the early 90's,in the trailer park boom.Priced a new box at your favor-rite hardware in Dandridge last week and it was $275! Course that ain't counting the wire,pipe,clamps,bolts,couplin gs,weatherhead and some wire goop,electrical grease,wire loob,snot or Naalox..They have Naalox at the D hardware, thank you. I got 4 empty trailer lots with meter boxes, might sell them and make a buck or two,being they've went up in price!
Landlord

Ransom, KY

#19 Oct 27, 2012
Any reasonablee priced electricans that would do the complete job,since I live out of state,I know poles can be bought at lowes..

“These are not sweet cheeks”

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#20 Oct 27, 2012
Landlord wrote:
Any reasonablee priced electricans that would do the complete job,since I live out of state,I know poles can be bought at lowes..
Huh?...anyeeewayys, I live out of state too(wink) The Farmer's Cooperative has the round poles.

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