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Old 12-27-2017, 02:30 AM
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Thank you. By quoting my post I never would have caught that. I thought ORF had something to do with the power line.

Another issue is running residential off of a commercial drop. Even the farmers can't do that here. KWH and sales tax rates are different. Utility commission is different for complaints or other issues. We have a nuclear power plant that we pre-pay a decommissioning fee on and those rates are drastically different. Then there are about a half a dozen dollar here, dollar there charges that I assume are different also.

I have a power issue with the shop air compressor and house AC. If one kicks in while the other is running there is a short brown out. I looked into a second drop and meter for the shop but putting a second meter on a residential zoned property requires the second meter to be run at commercial rates. There is no good solution when the 200 amp residential limit doesn't cut it. So yeah, I envy any of you that can get 400 amps at a residential property. I looked into solar and wind but wind turbine towers are zoned out and solar might have worked if at already over 60 I still had another 100 years to come close to it paying for itself. Zoning sucks except when it suits me.

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Old 12-28-2017, 09:19 PM
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AFCI's are not required for shops & garages in either the 2014, or 2017 NEC, GFCI's are required for all 15A & 20A 120 volt receptacles though.


AFCI's are snake oil.

GFCI's work & are cheap.
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:06 PM
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I know here it's generally about $3-4K for a new pole, and that's just single phase.
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Ha! the $30,000 quote was in 1990.
Your right,it will not be $30,000!
Lol yup.
I just paid $18,000 for 4 poles (and 2 easements) but then they credited me back 3K, which they had added for "unusual circumstances" like drilling in rock.
So, $15,000 for about 800' of Single phase.

Tim, first of all call the power company and get with a planner. You're wasting your time asking here.
Then sit down with a pen and paper and write out the pros/cons of cost vs. use.

Just my 2 cents...
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Tim, first of all call the power company and get with a planner. You're wasting your time asking here.
Then sit down with a pen and paper and write out the pros/cons of cost vs. use.

Just my 2 cents...
Ding ding ding, we have a winner!
Although I think maybe he can get some ideas about how to ask for what he thinks he wants. Beyond that, call the powco.
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