|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Next step in installing tower: underground power|
|Date:||Mon, 10 Jan 2005 11:09:06 -0500|
Les Kalmus wrote:
Chris,Originally, the power company was going to dig. Its solution is a trackhoe for the excavation. The trackhoe won't fit between the house and the garage for it to move into the backyard to work. It cannot pass over to the work area without damaging a 45 year old dogwood tree and leveling my apple tree and peach tree. There is a fair chance that it will run over the septic tank.
I checked on renting walk-behind and ditch witch devices and could find only one that was able to dig 30 inches deep. Unfortunate. The one that could do the job is 40 miles away. I would have to rent a trailer, fetch it, use it, return it, then return the trailer. Even with this, there is a substantial part that must be dug by hand. The cable and telephone lines cross through here. The cable is practically along the same path, and has to be removed by hand. There are two fences in the path, requiring hand digging because no piece of machinery will fit in the space between them. One water line crosses the path. The fences cannot be removed because one of them belongs to a deceased neighbor whose estate is tied up in court and the other keeps the dogs in the yard.
I dug 400 feet of trench for water lines a few years back. The walk behind-trencher made short work of that digging.
Anyway, I am almost finished.
-- Chris, K4AY
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