November 4, 2018 – I worked on establishing the temporary electric service pole all day today. It was slow going but I was able to get the pole set in the ground and braces on.
In accordance with the Penelec specifications the temporary electric service pole is supposed to be 18′ overall with 3′-6″ buried in the ground. The digging sucked. With the copious amount of rain we have had the minute I stuck the shovel in the ground the hole filled with water. I dug out three and a half feet of evil smelling muck!
Thankfully we still have a pile of limestone in the driveway. I was able to use the stone to backfill instead of the mud I dug out.
At the end of the day everything but the main breaker panel and one temporary outlet were installed. As soon as I can get those installed I will call for the inspection of the temporary electric service pole and we will get the service transferred.