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    eskirvin DI Member Blood Donor Veteran Navy

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    Has anyone heard of having to buy your own poles and cable to get power hooked up? Evidently, I'll need to buy 5 poles and the cable to go from the main road to the house I'm building in Basay. I don't have any issue with paying for anything, it is simply the idea of having say...10 sets of these poles with runs of power on them going to 10 different houses. If that's the norm, /sigh, I'll get on with it.
     
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    Yes you will need to buy the poles and wire.

    I've noticed some people install 2.5 inch diameter steel pipe for their power poles with an piece of re-bar welded near the to to hold an insulator so the poles don't need to be too expensive.
     
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    Sounds like you are wanting to wire a subdivision from a pole on the main road which is probably already overloaded. If your property doesn't extend to the location of the Norieco pole you will have to negotiate with the land owner who owns the property for an easement for your lines and driveway.

    Norieco's responsibility ends where they connect the black and white wires coming out of your meter base, riser, rain cap and circuit breaker you have paid for and had an electrician to install on the pole. The electric meter which is purchased by you and calibrated by them is plugged into the installed meter base assembly.

    If you decide to use 2" GI pipe for your poles allow for the cost of a machine shop drilling of holes for attaching hardware and heavy duty guy wire to avoid bending and breaking from tree limbs falling on the wires. If you are going to attach lights to the poles for yard or driveway illumination allow for extra poles and wire. Switch your outside lights through a separate breaker at the house. Route your wiring away from vegetation that will drop across the wires in a strong wind.

    Wiring for the other 9 houses is commercial and requires an architect and engineer from Polaris. Expecting to supply all 10 houses off of one meter is dangerous and is hard on motor driven and electronic equipment.

    Expect the cost to exceed your budget whatever that might be.

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    Thank you for the confirmation.

    There are other houses back where I live and assuming they are all getting power from where they say I have to, I'm just envisioning up to 10 sets of poles carrying up to 10 sets of wires, travelling the same distance. Seems messy at best.
     
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    You won't have 10 sets of wire, depending on the size of houses you will only have one primary service drop that feeds yours and the rest of those houses. Get in touch with Noreco 11, they will send an engineer round and plan it all for you.
     
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    If there are a lot of other users on the transformer feeding you it may be worth getting your own transformer. It's is an additional cost but in the long run it might save you a lot of damaged equipment and aggravation.
     
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    if you have the only house there now, then you will be the guinea pig of sorts, if others will need elctricity in the future, noreco are going to piggy back on your poles, there wont be 10 sets of poles, they going to use yours, but you can object of course and say NO, or try to make your money back, one by one with each other customer that uses your poles
     
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    If there are several electric meters already on the pole it's common to see customers that have no poles to just hang the wire on tree limbs from tree to tree up to their house. Likewise one meter may serve more than 1 house among families.

    When you buy your electric meter get a model that records low voltage and current voltage, at the pole, like one of the models of the round GE electric meter. You can troubleshoot flickering lights or change in the sound of running motors by checking the meter at the pole for low and current voltage. If it is OK there, check the overhead wires up to the house looking for loose connections or trees rubbing against the wires. Look for suspicious splices in your line which a neighbor may be borrowing your electricity to run an internet cafe. :smile:

    I know you are a neatnik but the neighbors are probably not going to change if they have to pay for it.

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    Also, do you need to ask permission to erect the post? Possible on someones land!
     
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    The Philippines motto should be "It's good enough."

    Neat and orderly jobs followed through to the end by competent professionals are a rarity. Messy, incomplete and cutting corners is the norm. If you get power to your house consider it a success and a job well done and move on to the next thing to have done 75% to completion.
     
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