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Old 09-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #76
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Hi Julie.....My UC has probably run into problems in the past so they made the opening one huge rectangle, 10.5" X 20". You can't really see in the pics but the conduits are also more to the left because they want the primary on that side, secondary on the right. They bring out a precast 42" square pad so no one needs to do any concrete work.

Like I mentioned, the pad size and conduit spacing is the same for a junction box and transformer so they can easily interchange without a lot of effort. This location is on a neighbors property with no structures but if he ever decided to build the UC could switch it over to a transformer for his power while keeping my primary run active. The overhead pole I'm getting my power from is also on his property 500' away so now he will have 2 locations to feed a transformer from.

The UC is bringing everything, I'm just doing the grunt grunt grunt work. I would assume the box is locked with warning stickers.


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Old 12-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #77
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I ended up using a plastic Carlon box from Home Depot. It’s real sturdy and even came with stainless hardware. I was there when the nice phone guy extended the line to the bottom of the pole and he gave me a bunch of goo filled splice pills.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #78
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Already, a critter has chewed on my cable and broke an unused wire on the brown pair. I took a short piece of silver plated double copper shielding from some RG-214 coax and placed it over the phone cable.

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My new phone station. Hey, at least I donít have to climb the pole anymore. Seriously though, it was very satisfying to hear a simple dial tone after all of the work to get a cable run this far. Another couple of hundred feet to the barn and trailer. While I was hooking up the wires a mouse jumped out of a hole in the side of the reel and almost landed in my shirt pocket. Scared the bejesus outta me.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #79
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Wow! Still at it! This is like a regular job. Nice work!

You might want to check back in the spring and see if your box has taken on any water. PVC boxes have a tendency to change shape with the weather. If so, you can always drill a drain hole.
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Wow! Still at it! This is like a regular job. Nice work!

You might want to check back in the spring and see if your box has taken on any water. PVC boxes have a tendency to change shape with the weather. If so, you can always drill a drain hole.
Hey! good to see you are still around Julie. I will keep an eye on the water. The splices were upside down and dangling on the bottom so I twisted them around the cable to keep them higher.

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