Street Lighting

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the blur

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Residential street lighting. HID's on top of 8 foot poles. I watched a crew install some. There is no ground, they just grab a secondary, and a netural, and drop them down a pole, using direct bury wire, no ground, no service entrance, no fuse, no protection. no metering, no nothing.

How do they get away with it ?
What if something shorts out?
 

the blur

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That explains it better than I ever could. Except in my neighborhood, there is no meter, no service entrance, no ground. They just grab a secondary and a neutral off the POT, and away they go.

If fact, they use the virbrating machine to drag the wires through the ground. I know some lawn sprinkler guy will eventually hit one of those UG feeds, as they are not deep enough.
 

Hv&Lv

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That explains it better than I ever could. Except in my neighborhood, there is no meter, no service entrance, no ground. They just grab a secondary and a neutral off the POT, and away they go.

If fact, they use the virbrating machine to drag the wires through the ground. I know some lawn sprinkler guy will eventually hit one of those UG feeds, as they are not deep enough.
They need to be at least 18" to meet with NESC.
 
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