So I have been informed that tomorrows show is not in the venue but out in a tent "with heat" on the frozen lake:(
I ask where are we getting power from and I am told the City is putting a light pole out on the ice???
I do have a 6 circuit GFI distro. But... How are they going to ground the pole if its on the water?
I'm not afraid to tell them its not happening so let me know if this is just a bad Idea.
A sparky has been requested to tie in our 6ga SOOW single phase cable to what I'm not sure yet.
All I can say is the first sign of danger I'm going home. I have better things to do then lose my business
over some ones goofy ideas.
First thought.... Ice is an electrical insulator, so this could be safe as long as nothing goes wrong. If the ice is thick enough than it could work. But see #2 below.
Second thought... if the lighting pole breaks through the ice for any reason you're now swimming in water along with a light pole and a lot of live conductors. Water is a very good conductor, but not enough to trip the primary breakers feeding the pole. There are no GFCI's feeding the lighting pole circuit and there would be a very large gradient voltage in the water which could extend many hundreds of feet.
Third thought... Lots of people could die and you would be in the paper. Don't worry, as we'll be sure to cover it all on this thread. You'll be famous.
Actually, I think this is a very bad idea and I'm going to run it by the code monkeys at Mike Holt's forum. I've never seen it, but there MUST be code written prohibiting this sort of crazy idea.
So yeah, are they putting a light pole in a boat or what? We need pictures.