Installing A Property Power Pole For Electricity In Brisbane
A job was contracted in March by one of the builders I currently work for which a renovation job was including an extension to the front of the Brisbane house, making the current garage the new living area as well as a new kitchen, al fresco type patio, dining area, a second living area and small study niche. For the builder the job included removing old roof tiles as there were numerous damaged or broken tiles throughout the existing roof as well as needing the new roof trusses to be linked into the current setup. As the builder did their inspection of what was involved they stumbled upon an issue that would affect the commencement of this roof job. The incoming mains bracket was the old style that was mounted to the roof. So before any work was started in removing the old roof a decision had to be made by myself, the builder and the owner as the best way forward. It was suggested to the owner that the easiest way around the problem would be to add in a property pole somewhere on the property, remembering that it must be inside the boundary lines of their property to pass all requirements by Energex. After much discussion it was then decided that the pole was to be placed near a shed that was to the left of the house and far enough away that it wouldn’t be completely noticeable.
Property power pole installer
A property power pole installer in Brisbane was contracted to undertake that side of the job along with an excavator operator to dig a trench from the pole to the house where the original meter box was. Underground conduit was laid in the trench with warning tape on top 200mm of dirt coverage over conduits. We decided to leave that meter box there and turn it into the housing for the new switchboard that will have relevant circuit breakers and RCD’s to power the house. The new property pole would be the new location for the meter’s as it was easily accessible for the Energex meter readers. It was coordinated that I would wire new switchboard the day Energex were due to complete their part of the job which was to remove cable coming into old mains bracket and relocate to property pole. Once Energex had finished their part it was up to me to finish off wiring switchboard, test and commission the job and energise all circuits as part of my job as a fully qualified electrician. All in the space of the client being without power for a mere 2 hours.