Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Shop Update - Passed

The code inspector came out shortly after lunch to inspect the electrical installation.    He liked what he saw, and put a PASS sticker on the meter pan.

I came in and called Cleco, our electric service provider.  Went through their spiel, and they told me that a service planner would be out within 24-48 hours to plan service.

Thinking that I would't hear from them today, I grabbed a wheelbarrow and went out to clear up some of the construction debris.  I heard a vehicle in front of the building and was surprised to see a young fellow get out, claiming to be a service planner.  We talked for a bit, and he told me that we'd snatch the power from a pole in my neighbor's yard (which is what I hoped they'd do), and that he'd get the service order turned in first thing tomorrow morning.

I asked him when I could reasonably expect to get service?

"Maybe, Friday," he said, "but more likely Monday or Tuesday." 

I admit that I am a bit surprised.    By early next week, I'll have power in my shop and I can start building the range.


Retired Spook said...

Don't ya love it when a plan comes together!

Old NFO said...

Nice! Just proves you still know your way around electricity!!! :-)

jon spencer said...

The sooner the meter is in, the sooner the electric company starts billing.
To get the permission without some changes shows that you and yours know what and how.