Eliot Mason wrote:yeah, the electric company and the county inspectors don't want to deal with you. In my area the power company straight up WONT deal with anyone but a licensed electrician. The county inspectors on the other hand have been very helpful - but I've certainly had some who seem to feel their role is to beat up homeowners enough that they won't ever change a cover plate again.
You may be able to find a "consulting" electrician who will tell you what you need and then look over it when you're done. My electrician does that on some of my projects.
The trick is just in all the little details. Its easy enough to get a box of the right type and size, get some wire and have fun. But it always seems like some stupid thing that causes a fire ... and yeah, I know this from experience of being stupid. But really ... get the wrong kind of wire rating and the linemen may refuse to hook you up. Fail to tighten a screw enough. And the NEC isn't exactly light reading either. I'm all in for running circuits from an existing box and even adding a sub-panel by myself - but connecting to a transformer is something of a different beast.
BTW, I'm surprised that they want you to run wire to a transformer. It seems like everywhere I've been the meter is the magic dividing line... they take care of everything up to the meter, the rest is your problem. Maybe that's changed.
Personally, I'd punt to an electrician. Please take that as the challenge you need to do it by yourself, correctly, and then come back and tell me about it : )
bruce Fine wrote:just wondering--do you need a license or permit to keep bees in Marion county?
when I moved I contacted the state about what I would have to do to take my bees across state line and that's where you need a license and hives have be inspected by FDOA. and turns out Georgia has built a bee firewall and its very difficult, expensive and nearly impossible for a hobbiest bee keeper to transport bees out of Florida.
bruce Fine wrote:certain thing naturally grow well in certain places. theres a reason why for example cherries do well in places like Washington and Michigan and apples also grow well in the north and almonds in California and peaches in Georgia and South Carolina and citrus in Florida, high bush blueberries in New Jersey and the latest rabbit eye varieties not far from you in huge plantings in places like floral city