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Old 11-29-05, 01:48 PM
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Does a temporary pole require a weatherhead? It is wired with two GFI receptacles but I wanted to put it in for a camper hookup. Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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Old 11-30-05, 06:07 AM
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The purpose of a weatherhead is to prevent water (from rain or otherwise) from entering the conduit and running down into the meter socket or electrical panel. A temporary pole can be served from either an overhead service or from a pad mount transformer or handhole. If served from an overhead service drop then a weatherhead would be required to accomplish the aformentioned. When the leads coming out of the weatherhead are connected to an overhead service drop, a "drip loop" is formed that is lower than the entrance to the weatherhead so that water running down the overhead service will drip off the loop (hence the name) rather than entering the conduit that contains the wires making up the line side of the meter loop. If you are serving this temporary pole from your own supply (like from a house or garage) you will still need the weatherhead to prevent water from entering the panel (or box) that contains the receptacles.
 
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Old 11-30-05, 04:27 PM
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If you are doing a overhead service to a temp. it is very easy and suggested that you purchase a simple weather head for SE. We make up quite a few temps for job sites and some are "sad to say " overhead...lol...we like lat's best.

Anyway if the temps is one you are making like for a jobsite and cost is a factor I would suggest running SE up the board and placing it to a standard weatherhead which you can get from any electrical supply house.

If this is for something else.....then it JUST may not be considered "Temporary" in the eyes of the AHJ. But in either case the idea of the weatherhead as alittle explained is wise.....and make sure you do the drip loops as well and you should be fine.
 
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Old 11-30-05, 05:33 PM
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If you are doing a overhead service to a temp. it is very easy and suggested that you purchase a simple weather head for SE. We make up quite a few temps for job sites and some are "sad to say " overhead...lol...we like lat's best.

Anyway if the temps is one you are making like for a jobsite and cost is a factor I would suggest running SE up the board and placing it to a standard weatherhead which you can get from any electrical supply house.

If this is for something else.....then it JUST may not be considered "Temporary" in the eyes of the AHJ. But in either case the idea of the weatherhead as alittle explained is wise.....and make sure you do the drip loops as well and you should be fine.


Thanks...for the info..I am not sure what SE means? Nor AHJ?
 
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