Single Phase Box Pad Installation 

Single Phase Box Pad Installation:

  1. Measure the bottom width and depth of the box pad flanges.
  2. Measure down 6” below the top surface and mark that spot.
  3. Then measure from that spot to the bottom of the box pad, that is the maximum burial depth.
  4. Dig a hole approximately 6” deeper than the maximum burial depth and 12” wider than the bottom flange dimensions of the box pad.
  5. Add 6” of gravel to the bottom of the hole, machine tamp and level it.
  6. Place the box pad on the leveled gravel bed.
  7. Using a level, ensure that the top surface is level. If not level, add or remove gravel, re-tamp and level again.
  8. Back-fill with loose earth material.
  9. Do not back-fill with chunks of frozen material or large rocks next to the ground sleeve.
  10. Pack the back-fill material by foot tamping, no machine tamping.

Three Phase Box Pad Installation

Three Phase Box Pad Installation:

  1. Measure the bottom width and depth of the box pad flanges.
  2. Measure down 6” below the top surface and mark that spot.
  3. Then measure from that spot to the bottom of the box pad, that is the maximum burial depth.
  4. Dig a hole approximately 6” deeper than the maximum burial depth and 12” wider than the bottom flange dimensions of the box pad.
  5. Add 6” of gravel to the bottom of the hole, machine tamp and level it.
  6. Place the box pad on the leveled gravel bed.
  7. Using a level, ensure that the top surface is level. If not level, add or remove gravel, re-tamp and level again.
  8. Back-fill with loose earth material.
  9. Do not back-fill with chunks of frozen material or large rocks next to the ground sleeve.
  10. Pack the back-fill material by foot tamping, no machine tamping.

Air Switch-Gear-Installation

Air-Filled Switchgear Installation:

  1. Measure the bottom width and depth of the box pad flanges.
  2. Measure down 6” below the top surface and mark that spot.
  3. Then measure from that spot to the bottom of the box pad, that is the maximum burial depth.
  4. Dig a hole approximately 6” deeper than the maximum burial depth and 12” wider than the bottom flange dimensions of the box pad.
  5. Add 6” of gravel to the bottom of the hole, machine tamp and level it.
  6. Place the box pad on the leveled gravel bed.
  7. Using a level, ensure that the top surface is level. If not level, add or remove gravel, re-tamp and level again.
  8. Back-fill with loose earth material.
  9. Do not back-fill with chunks of frozen material or large rocks next to the ground sleeve.
  10. Pack the back-fill material by foot tamping, no machine tamping.

Oil-Filled-Switch-Gear-Installation

Oil-Filled Switchgear Installation:

  1. Measure the bottom width and depth of the box pad flanges.
  2. Measure down 6” below the top surface and mark that spot.
  3. Then measure from that spot to the bottom of the box pad, that is the maximum burial depth.
  4. Dig a hole approximately 6” deeper than the maximum burial depth and 12” wider than the bottom flange dimensions of the box pad.
  5. Add 6” of gravel to the bottom of the hole, machine tamp and level it.
  6. Place the box pad on the leveled gravel bed.
  7. Using a level, ensure that the top surface is level. If not level, add or remove gravel, re-tamp and level again.
  8. Back-fill with loose earth material.
  9. Do not back-fill with chunks of frozen material or large rocks next to the ground sleeve.
  10. Pack the back-fill material by foot tamping, no machine tamping.

Cabinet Installation

Single & Three Phase Sectionalizing Cabinet Installations:

  1. Measure the bottom width and depth of the cabinet’s flanges.
  2. Measure 10” down from the top of the locking system, mark that spot.
  3. Then measure from that spot to the bottom of the cabinet, that’s the maximum burial depth.
  4. Dig a hole approximately 6” deeper than the maximum burial depth and 12” wider than the bottom flange dimensions of the cabinet.
  5. Add 6” of gravel to the bottom of the hole, machine tamp and level it.
  6. Close the cabinet lid and tighten the penta-head bolt(s).
  7. Hook-up lifting slings to the cabinet’s 4 eyebolts.
  8. Lower the cabinet into the hole.
  9. Using a level, ensure that the cabinet is level. If not level, add or remove gravel, re-tamp and level again.
  10. Backfill with loose dirt, no chunks of dirt or rocks, no machine tamping.
  11. Finish grade approximately 6” below locking system.
  12. Unscrew the penta-head bolts and open the lid.
     

Hand Hole Installation

Hand Hole Installation:

  1. For flush burial, measure the overall height of the hand hole, that will be the maximum burial depth.
  2. Dig a hole approximately 6” deeper than the maximum burial depth and 12” wider than the bottom flange dimensions of the box pad.
  3. Add 6” of gravel to the bottom of the hole, machine tamp and level it.
  4. Place the hand hole on the leveled gravel bed.
  5. Using a level, ensure that the top surface is level. If not level, add or remove gravel, re-tamp and level again.
  6. Back-fill with loose earth material.
  7. Do not back-fill with chunks of frozen material or large rocks next to the ground sleeve.
  8. Pack the back-fill material by foot tamping, no machine tamping.

Hill Holder Installation

Hill Holder Installation:

  1. Excavate an area larger than the size of the hill holder's outside dimensions.
  2. Dig down approximately 6" deep in the base area.
  3. Fill the excavated base with 6" of gravel.
  4. Compact and level the gravel bed.
  5. Install the hill holder on the gravel bed.
  6. There are numerous methods of anchoring the hill holder. This will need to be determined at time of installation, depending on soil conditions, size of hill and other installation requirements. Some methods require stakes or anchoring devices back into the hill.

PRMC Innstallation

PRMC

PRMC, PSP, and PSPF Installations:

  1. Measure the bottom width and depth of the pedestal’s flanges.
  2. Measure 3” down from the bottom of the locking system, mark that spot.
  3. Then measure from that spot to the bottom of the pedestal, that’s the maximum burial depth.
  4. Dig a hole approximately 4” deeper than the maximum burial depth and 6” wider than the bottom flange dimensions of the pedestal.
  5. Add 4” of gravel to the bottom of the hole, machine tamp and level it.
  6. Make sure the lid is fastened and tighten the penta-head bolt(s).
  7. Lower the pedestal into the hole.
  8. Using a level, ensure that the pedestal is level and plumb. If not level, add or remove gravel, re-tamp and level again.
  9. Backfill with loose dirt, no chunks of dirt or rocks, no machine tamping.

PSP-151530-MG Installation

PSP

PSPF Installation

PSPF

MPP Installation

MPP-141480-MG

MPP Installation:

  1. Measure the bottom width and depth of the cabinet’s flanges.
  2. Maximum burial depth is 30” deep.
  3. Excavate the hole approximately 4” deeper than the maximum pedestal burial depth.
  4. Add approximately 4” of gravel to the bottom of the hole.
  5. Dig a hole approximately 4” deeper than the recommended burial depth and 6” wider than the bottom flange dimensions of the pedestal.
  6. Add 4” of gravel to the bottom of the hole, machine tamp and level it.
  7. Make sure the lid is fastened and tighten the penta-head bolt(s).
  8. Lower the pedestal into the hole.
  9. Using a level, ensure that the pedestal is level and plumb. If not level, add or remove gravel, re-tamp and level again.
  10. Backfill with loose dirt, no chunks of dirt or rocks, no machine tamping.