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#1 Tyler JohnsonWilliams

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:48 PM

Say you're doing a tie in to a house, how much can you actually pull? Obviously you wouldn't want to put 10 10k's on it but what is the limit?
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:01 PM

Tie ins are, generally, taboo subject matter on this forum due to the danger that comes with it. A certified electrician or city power representative can give you an estimate of the pole's limits. An electrician can also tell you the box's limits from the main's value.
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#3 Tyler JohnsonWilliams

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:04 PM

ok, fair enough.
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:44 PM

Say you're doing a tie in to a house, how much can you actually pull? Obviously you wouldn't want to put 10 10k's on it but what is the limit?


Theoretical limit would be that of the house service itself. If you have a 200A panel in the house you could divert all 200A for you set lighting, as long as nothing in the house (fridge, heater, lights, TV) were turned on.
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#5 John Sprung

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:54 PM

Or you could do what the construction guys do: rent a temporary power pole. If you'll be on a location for several weeks, that could be the cost effective route:

http://rentnational1...ower-poles.aspx






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#6 Guy Holt

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:55 AM

Say you're doing a tie in to a house, how much can you actually pull? Obviously you wouldn't want to put 10 10k's on it but what is the limit?


Is your question just hypothetical or does it pertain to an actual production. If it pertains to an actual production you should take a different tack. That is find out what you need and then figure out how to get it - tie-in, pole drop, generator, etc. Do you know yet what you will be using for a lighting package on that location?

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#7 Michael Collier

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 03:54 PM

http://rentnational1...ower-poles.aspx



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Not to hijack the thread....but is that a combo Porta-potty/power pole? I am speechless. Literally without speech. We truly are living in blessed times.
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#8 John Sprung

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:02 PM

Yes, and it's a brilliant idea. Probably cuts way down on the practical joke of pushing over the porta-can with someone in it. ;-)





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#9 JD Hartman

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:41 PM

Yes, and it's a brilliant idea. Probably cuts way down on the practical joke of pushing over the porta-can with someone in it. ;-)





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If you read closely, it's available in California only. Port-a-potty probably comes with a reading light and air-conditioning installed. Lucky b**tards!
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#10 John Sprung

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:40 PM

If you read closely, it's available in California only. Port-a-potty probably comes with a reading light and air-conditioning installed. Lucky b**tards!


Well, for now. "As goes California, so goes the nation" -- maybe?? ;-)





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