I just had a state inspection at my MHP in California. All violations were removed except 1 violation relating the the power lines only being 7’ above one of the homes. The state requires that there be 8’, so technically the power lines only need to move up 1’. The power poles are leaning in on each end and that is what has caused the lines to be too low. We own the electrical system within the park so it’s our responsibility. To fix this we need to straighten a power poles at one end of the line by anchoring it. Then at the other end due to pole being rotted, we need to replace and anchor the pole at that end, we may need to support this end with a pony pole (1/2 height pole) as anchoring the power pole it’self may not be possible due to the location restrictions of homes beside the pole.
I’m looking for the cheapest way to do this safely. The tough thing is that the poles are in-between homes and will require hand digging. I’m thinking of getting laborers to dig holes, then I’m looking for power pole installers to install the poles, then electricians to take care of wiring only. Or something of the like. I’m open to your suggestions on how to best approach this!
Do any of you know the specific name of craft of power pole installers? Is there such a specific trade? Or do other professionals tie power pole installation into their craft? If, so who should I be looking for or contacting? I don’t think that paying an electrical company top dollar to hand dig holes is my best choice. I wan’t to make the best move here.
The town my MHP is in has a population of 30,000 and only 1 electrical company in town that can handle this type of electrical project and they are asking for $26K to do the whole lot. The owner is blatantly and openly aiming to charge me over priced and clearly stated that “he doesn’t even want to do it, he doesn’t need the work. I need him so if I wont pay $26K then I can find someone else to do it.” Clearly I do not want to do business with this guy so I’m searching for people in a larger neighboring town (2 hrs away) that has a metro pop of 800,000.
Any help on how I can most cost effectively resolve this violation while keeping safety of my electrical system on the forefront would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thank you all in advance!