Need help repairing power feeds to outbuildings.


Old 07-02-13, 03:06 PM
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Need help repairing power feeds to outbuildings.

My wife and I bought an old farm which has 3 outbuildings. At one point, there was power to all 3 buildings, but a truck cut through the wire that fed buildings 2 and 3.

I would like to get power back to building 2 and have it as a wood working shop. I've managed to get the overhead cable back up to building 2, and would like to connect it to the existing wiring there.

The problem is that the overhead line is a cable made of 7 steel strands with a plastic coating, and I have no idea what to do with this. At one point this was obviously connected directly to the usual 4 wire electric wiring, but how it was done is a mystery to me - there is no subpanel.

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Old 07-02-13, 03:28 PM
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Please post pictures of this cable. At the house where does the cable go?
Old 07-02-13, 03:47 PM
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#2 Get permits.

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Old 07-02-13, 04:30 PM
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Joe, great on the permits.

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