Feb 06, 2008 11:36 pm
just wondering if anyone can tell me more about getting a power pit in a developed area. We're in Greensborough (NE Melb) and the builders have informed us we need to arrange/supply it.
We're in a developed area (knocked over our house) so understand its going to be tricker. Our neighboroughs are also a vacant block at the moment so we're trying to talk to them about doing it jointly and splitting the costs 50:50.
the power pole is on the other side of the road so am I right thinking they will have to dig up the road to put it under to our block?
Re: Power pit- melbourne area4
Feb 07, 2008 3:22 pm
You can't arrange it, has to be done by a registered sparktrician.
They contact energy supplier, they send out a crew for pit and under road work and run cable to pit. Sparky runs from pit to house and fits off.
Check with sparkie, but you should only have to pay from pit to house.
Re: Power pit- melbourne area5
Feb 07, 2008 3:22 pm
I had an option of getting a power pit in a developed area or run a cable accorss the road. I preferred a pit, given it looks better, provided the cost isn't too high. The builder wanted to charge me a thousand dollars for the temporary power pole, in case I didn't provide the pit. When I got a quote from United Energy, the pit cost $1100, so I ended up getting it.
The cost depends on how close an existing power pole is to your house. They give you 5m free, and then charge something per meter. So if the pole is over 10m away, it's going to be quite costly. Otherwise, you're ok.
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Re: Power pit- melbourne area6
Feb 07, 2008 7:29 pm
We just had one installed last week, it cost us $899 and we have it installed in a built up area. Just call your current electricity provider, they should be able to tell you who's the electricity infrastructure provider in your area, in our case it was Alinta (Southeast suburbs).
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Re: Power pit- melbourne area8
Feb 07, 2008 10:02 pm
We are in an established area & our next door neighbour who built a couple of years ago had an underground pit installed which we want to tap into....does anyone know how much or if we will have to pay anything?
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