Running Cable to Our 400 Amp Electrical Panel

The crew from PG&E arrived on Via Sereno this morning to prepare to run the new wires from the transformer to the underground electrical vault two doors up the street from us.  At the same time, they were prepared to run the three cables from the newly constructed underground electrical vault installed yesterday through the three inch underground conduit to our 400 amp combined service entry device (electrical panel).

Although the temporary electrical service is still in place, pulling the wires from the underground vault to our electrical panel will save time and resources when we need to ‘heat up’ our panel.

So the team from PG&E pulled the three wires through to our panel.  It went quite easily since there are only two 90 degree bends in the 25 ft 3 inch conduit.  Bryan had the 2,500 lb pull tape in the conduit from the mandrel inspection on September 8, 2010.

Also, Bryan met with the City of Monte Serenp’s attorney, Kirsten Powell, regarding changing the City of Monte Sereno’s sign ordinance so we could have a temporary sign on our property and meet the criteria for Awareness and Education.  This has been in progress for almost 18 months now.  Kirsten explained what the issues are and that she will recommend to the City Manager, Brian Loventhal, how to move forward.

The sign ordinance will be interesting …

The cable truck from PG&E arrived on Via Sereno this morning, towing a trailer with the electrical cable.

The cable truck from PG&E arrived on Via Sereno this morning, towing a trailer with the electrical cable.

The new three electical feed cables were pulled from our 400 amp combined service entry device (electrical panel) to the underground concrete vault.  The PG&E worker is feeding the cable into the conduit.

The new three electical feed cables were pulled from our 400 amp combined service entry device (electrical panel) to the underground concrete vault. The PG&E worker is feeding the cable into the conduit.

The cables emerge at the underground concrete vault, which was installed yesterday, at the front of our property.

The cables emerge at the underground concrete vault, which was installed yesterday, at the front of our property.

View from the underground concrete vault back to the 400 amp panel, where the electrical cables are coming out.

View from the underground concrete vault back to the 400 amp panel, where the electrical cables are coming out.

Underground concrete vault, with the new electrical cables going to our combined service entry device.  Note the three inch conduit at the left side of the box.

Underground concrete vault, with the new electrical cables going to our combined service entry device. Note the three inch conduit at the left side of the box.

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