Installing an underground electric service

7-Iyn, 2019
1 147 055 Ko‘rishlar soni

Digging a trench and installing a primary underground electric service for a new house.

  • this is the craziest hillbilly thing i've ever seen

    MaxiMaxi6 kun oldin
  • Love watching this work. It would be gr8 if you add hours while showing such video so we will know how much time it took. When you stopped for a day and started next day. Thanks I love machines and expert operators. 😄

    HarshalHarshal13 kun oldin
  • I stumbled on this channel recently keep watching unsure why lol but I will say he surprises me. I first thought he just did driveways and drainage but he fking does anything earth related lol. I wouldn't be surprised to see him build a damn tunnel at this point 😂

    Chris OrtizChris Ortiz13 kun oldin
  • Levi has the job well under control. Labs are great for that.

    Red OctoberRed October16 kun oldin
  • What's really crazy, at least to me, is how similar that transformer base/box is to a junction box in the wall. Really great work, Andrew. Thank you for sharing!

    Jesse TaylorJesse Taylor16 kun oldin
  • That little Kubota works darn good!

    William MalenfantWilliam Malenfant18 kun oldin
  • Good job Andy! Pretty rough digging in areas!

    William MalenfantWilliam Malenfant18 kun oldin
  • Since you mentioned it, Telephone Wire or Cable, having spent 27 and a half years in the telephone business, let me say that yes, they probably don't need that wire, but if they have it , it could save their communication needs at some point!!! this year of 2020 just showed you can not count on things going as you think they will. So just a thought from a long time phone man who sees people counting on Smart Phones way too much, and some day they will need a Ground Line and won't have one anywhere!!!

    Arthur HohenseeArthur Hohensee19 kun oldin
  • This is how you justify owning 2+ diggers

    OMG myPANTSOMG myPANTS20 kun oldin
  • wow songs from Quake II :)

    eGordonFreemaneGordonFreeman22 kun oldin
  • I am dealing with a situation of needing to run 1000 ft if primary. What did a job like this run?

    J AJ A25 kun oldin
  • such a nice driveway ruined by poor planning

    Dayland YayDayland Yay29 kun oldin
    • No its not. We needed the driveway to get the bridge built. All it was is gravel dumped on the ground. I dumped more. Same driveway again.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata29 kun oldin
  • what city in new york are ypou live ing in?

    Brandon w TinerBrandon w TinerOy oldin
  • Wouldn’t be surprised if the entire project is $1 mil plus.

    Mike KearneyMike KearneyOy oldin
  • I used to do electrical work

    Kristy StaatsKristy StaatsOy oldin
  • Dude doesn't ever panic. Just finds a solution and moves on. Impressive.

    T RobinsonT RobinsonOy oldin
  • What was the rock with the blue in it?? Anybody know? And also..QUAKE!!!

    Ion RacerIon RacerOy oldin
  • Them buckets andrew didnt like came in pretty damn handy.

    R.j. BrownR.j. BrownOy oldin
  • Nothing like powdered rock dust in the morning.

    R.j. BrownR.j. BrownOy oldin
  • Andrew do you primeval glue the pipes

    R.j. BrownR.j. BrownOy oldin
  • Of all the things I see wrong in this wire lay using caution tape it’s against national electric code People have died because of stupid shit like that I can only hope they make you dig it up And depth of trench is questionable Not sanding it is not acceptable just lazy. Sand is required The sad thing you have a computer you could look this up I cannot imagine it was ever inspected Just my humble opinion Not smart at all JMHO

    stager33stager33Oy oldin
    • The guy is not doing it t o code In my openion Get a National electric code book and have it on hand to look up the code pertaining to what your doing It is the minimum code to comply to the Authority having jurisdiction can have a stricter code As this is only to protect you From being sued. And having building permits and 3rd party inspections It all comes down to how much liability your willing to put your self into Ps . Is the primary going under the bridge in ridged steel conduet And is it marked ( danger high voltage) I'm not bagging on your work ethic But when dealing with primary high voltage Bad shit happens Be safe

      stager33stager33Oy oldin
    • stager33 when I was doing this I called the guy and asked him about that, he said use a caution instead, a lot of people around here don’t use any tape. But if someone was doing a culvert pipe it would be obvious that there’s an electric service going under that road, and it should’ve been marked out when they do their required locate.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataOy oldin
    • @Andrew Camarata om the tape you used first is required over primary cable for the Entire length It does two things 1 its a trace located 1 marks high voltage primary wire So let's say 2 years from now some one nees to put a nother culvert in the road They have no idea whats in that road They hit caution tape not dander high voltage tape They continue digging and boom Some one is electrocuted Whe is liable for them You are because you did not fallow code Thats my point! Just my humble opinion

      stager33stager33Oy oldin
    • What's wrong with that? Usually people use nothing.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataOy oldin
  • Why did u build the bridge then dig it back up I would have put electric in then bridge lol

    David RealiDavid RealiOy oldin
  • You see to constantly deal with excessive ground water. Is this from the colder winters?

    Buddy SBuddy SOy oldin
  • Destroys priceless fossil for 2000

  • Nice soundtrack! Do the ribbons hold their color underground?

    Hickory DragonHickory DragonOy oldin
  • I think the homeowner needs to hire a project manager...

    Schnorbitz5000Schnorbitz5000Oy oldin
  • Oh my god, you have made a big mistake for underground power line, you have to have a bed of sand for the cable and cover it with sand, as those rocks over time will break the cable.

    believe mebelieve meOy oldin
  • What code governs things like how deep you need to dig, what type of conduit is required, etc.? Thanks! Love your channel! Me and the boys enjoy it.

    truthclipstruthclipsOy oldin
  • Nice, professional job, Andrew ! I follow Chris of Letsdig18 and, man you don't operate on the same terrains ! Sometimes Chris hit a boulder or some stones and is all upset . He's digging mostly in red clay. He'd get crazy working in your N.E. area !

    Marc René YvonMarc René YvonOy oldin
  • wondering why the cable wasn't laid before the road was graded and graveled? Also didn't you build the bridge? Could you have made a hole in the bridge to allow the cable?

    jimmyjo3jimmyjo32 oy oldin
  • Andrew, how many hours did your Kubota have on it when you got it?

    Simon SlaterSimon Slater2 oy oldin
  • I think this guy is crazy. This whole job is a complete HACK!!!!! Please do NOT use this guys advice.

    Sales RegisteSales Registe2 oy oldin
  • There are not too many people like this guy. Knows so many things. Smart fella. Hard worker. Patients. I would love to work along side this man. I'd learne a lot.

    MrDavidelliottjrMrDavidelliottjr2 oy oldin
  • Thank you for some tipps.

    Balz NöthigerBalz Nöthiger2 oy oldin
  • Smartass response ahead: 3:09 Thanks for the update, for a minute I was think someone had bad dander lol 😂

    William WriteWilliam Write2 oy oldin
  • Nice^^^^¥・¥

    hat Treehat Tree2 oy oldin
  • Did you run out of detectable tape? LOL Super entertaining to be honest. Great video, how many yards of rock? Did you not dig the footer for the electric? Im assuming thats 220v coming in.

    farmer864farmer8642 oy oldin
  • I guess this was before he got the ditch witch?

    Jim TalorJim Talor2 oy oldin
  • I like your videos

    Ilya PolkovnikovIlya Polkovnikov2 oy oldin
    • In what country you work ?

      Ilya PolkovnikovIlya Polkovnikov2 oy oldin
  • 20 years time you’ll be up there with gone with the wind lol.

    Robert DominiczakRobert Dominiczak2 oy oldin
  • Someday someone will make a film more interesting than yours. Keep up the good work.

    Robert DominiczakRobert Dominiczak2 oy oldin
  • lack of planning = more work... but its his dime... keep @ it ...

    robert ruettingrobert ruetting2 oy oldin
    • We planned it.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata2 oy oldin
  • 38:29 nice rock or is that a.boulder?

    jbreezy101jbreezy1012 oy oldin
  • I can see why you got that rotary trencher! That would have made quick work of that utility ditch, eh? :-)

    TimTim2 oy oldin
  • It is a foreigner that the United States still uses wooden power poles.

    차경환차경환2 oy oldin
    • @Andrew Camarata In the case of Korea, concrete power poles have been generally used since the 1990s.

      차경환차경환2 oy oldin
    • 차경환 what else is available? Sometimes steel is used for the big power lines.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata2 oy oldin
  • You're my ASMR.

    Shane KellyShane Kelly2 oy oldin
  • I just seen the picture of the Blue Castle I remember like a year or two ago Watching You the video when you were building at I'm surprised I remembered I have cancer and I've had 60 tumors so my memory is not that great but that was a cool video and I can't believe it looks so good finished I'm glad I found your videos again

    Will USAWill USA2 oy oldin
  • Is that the bridge you built

    Will USAWill USA2 oy oldin
  • We need new elected leaders and younger elected Leaders with problem-solving skills

    dogiit1dogiit12 oy oldin
  • None of our elected leaders are problem solvers

    dogiit1dogiit12 oy oldin
  • Talk about a drain on the taxpayers money and the American economy 22 billion dollars per candidate

    dogiit1dogiit12 oy oldin
  • No left no right just what's good for the United States people

    dogiit1dogiit12 oy oldin
  • The commercial your channel is running for the upcoming 2020 election is driving me nuts they're really shouldn't be left or right

    dogiit1dogiit12 oy oldin
  • Much respect for you hammering out the rocks instead of just laying a shallow cable over the top of the rocks.

    BrumfieldBrumfield2 oy oldin
  • Andrew, who is the silver-haired fellow in the fisherman's boots who often comes precariously close to getting in the way?

    BrumfieldBrumfield2 oy oldin
  • Still watch your old videos,STILL EXCELLENT WATCHING! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾🙏🏽

    Craig YoungCraig Young2 oy oldin
  • You should sit the electrical box on a 6” thick gravel base and line the bottom of the trench with sand. That’s what is required in California in rocky soil.

    Jon ZuberJon Zuber2 oy oldin
  • See why you need the ditch digger good job.

    Al T-WingAl T-Wing2 oy oldin
  • This is ridicules now. Have you never heard of a trencher? They are used for under ground cable, gas lines. Now you are milking the owners wallet. You earn a thumbs down. I wouldn't hire you.

    Emelen123 JamesulaEmelen123 Jamesula2 oy oldin
  • Nothing like working under the clutches of Grandpa Control freak

    Ben JoverBen Jover2 oy oldin
  • Hi Andy, I'm a network technician for an ISP in Canada. It would be a good idea to add a pull cable into the cable conduit just in case they want to get DSL or a land line in the future, it would save them a ton of money as the ISP would charge thousands to dig a line that length in. I can tell by the telephone terminal on the pole (bottom one) that this is a pretty rural address but phone lines are still very popular due to them not going down during a power outage like cable phone lines do. Just a tip :D

    SeanSean2 oy oldin
  • Too bad you didn’t have your ditch witch for this project

    Mark ChilluffoMark Chilluffo2 oy oldin
  • Levi is such a good boy♡

    uncle billiamuncle billiam2 oy oldin
  • Andrew how much money do you make digging a trench like this

    John LawerenceJohn Lawerence2 oy oldin
  • Andrew WELL on his way to being a MULTI MILLIONAIRE AND REALLY DESERVES IT.He will have to be very careful of the FEMALE GOLD DIGGERS.I just lost my gold digger AFTER 22 years of marriage..she moved out 3 weeks ago. Sad but i still got my house which will go to my only daughter and not to greedy Filippina..

    whitey georgewhitey george2 oy oldin
  • Fantastic video. Really well edited. Tons of interesting content. It deserves the 1M views it has.

    TechGuyTechGuy2 oy oldin
  • Why did you have to sleeve the power cable ? Rocks ? Could you have used a direct bury cable in those conditions ? I'm really curious what the cost per foot on the excavation that job was. Do you think the Ditch Witch would do it cheaper ? How many feet were you digging an hour ? Do you think the Ditch Witch trench would be faster to close ? Would the Ditch Witch trench be wide enough for 2 conduits ? Was that a 200A service ? Did the homeowner have to supply the transformer or did the utility company ? Are you ever tempted to get a big hook on your D4 and rip the trench before excavating in high rock conditions ?

    TechGuyTechGuy2 oy oldin
  • I'm curious why you didn't use your larger excavator on that job. Is the smaller one faster on trenching jobs ?

    TechGuyTechGuy2 oy oldin
  • The Ditch Witch would have been really nice for this job.

    TechGuyTechGuy2 oy oldin
  • That was ugly. Lots of No No's in this video. To be expected when you have non electricians doing electrical.

    spadeninja9spadeninja92 oy oldin
    • spadeninja9 everything is perfect.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata2 oy oldin
  • Great video Andrew.

    Doyle ChandlerDoyle Chandler2 oy oldin
  • I take it that the red tape later over the culvert was to let people know of the phone lines? 43 mins in I know realize, that goes everywhere on the line. Lmao

    Adam SchneppAdam Schnepp2 oy oldin
  • An amazing shallow water table.

    JoeBarb JBJoeBarb JB2 oy oldin
  • Dope video.. Do you own a skip loader?

    Eric BrinkEric Brink2 oy oldin
  • Took the day off work today, had an Andrew marathon! What a blast! Always fun to watch.

    Capt. KevinCapt. Kevin2 oy oldin
  • How much did you charge for this kind of electrical trenching? We’re looking at several pieces of land land and currently my favorite option is about 3 acres off the main road behind another lot. It has an easement but we would have to run electrical to the lot from the road and I’m dreading the bids.

    Rhiannon Jaye SchwisowRhiannon Jaye Schwisow2 oy oldin
    • You might consider installing an off grid solar or wind powered system. See and

      Wally KramerWally Kramer2 oy oldin
  • Whaaaat !!!!! I've just dug a trench and now you want me to fill it in????

    Tony PriceTony Price2 oy oldin
  • Nice job Andrew. It's good to have all of the big tools to do the job.

    Dennis PDennis P2 oy oldin
  • i understand now why you bought that trenching tractor recently. what would be the time saved with that on a project like that?

    krazykanuxkrazykanux2 oy oldin
  • One should pay out the cable or pipe from underneath the drum. It helps to stop overruning and loops crossing.

    Brimpton Estate ServicesBrimpton Estate Services2 oy oldin
  • What's the saying? $50 an hour, $75 an hour if you watch, $125 an hour if you "help"

    Rush AustinRush Austin3 oy oldin
  • This is the job that had Andrew looking for the trencher that he eventually acquired. Wonder time wise how much of a difference it would have made?

    Tim BradyTim Brady3 oy oldin
  • Most home owners always get in the way and try and tell ya how to do your job ,when they don't know anything,but act like they do , then when it's finished they tell everyone they did all the work them selfs,,,,use to see that all the time , just let the guy do his work

    Rick DoughertyRick Dougherty3 oy oldin
  • installing an groungd

    kamaroway güntherkamaroway günther3 oy oldin
  • Always interesting to watch how you attack problems. The one thing I was wondering about was how you thread all that cable through conduit when it has already been rolled out.

    G BensonG Benson3 oy oldin
  • Turned into a Caterpillar excavator and hammers the rocks away* Dig it!

    Amtrak primeAmtrak prime3 oy oldin
  • That's a beautiful piece of property. I love the winding driveway, the trees, the stream and the bridge. Pretty place.

    jbj27406jbj274063 oy oldin
  • I see Andrew is a fan of Quake 2. Great soundtrack.

    E PE P3 oy oldin
    • Yes, Capture the flag online was great.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata3 oy oldin
  • No sand around the pipe ?

    James NivJames Niv3 oy oldin
  • I really enjoy all your videos

    Danny NicholsDanny Nichols3 oy oldin
  • Would a trencher work better

    Danny NicholsDanny Nichols3 oy oldin
    • Good question. I just got one.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata3 oy oldin
  • I watch other channels with far less subscribers that get tons of products and material donated for review or recognition. Why is it that AC is not getting any Equipment or Products?

    manuel avilamanuel avila3 oy oldin
    • I turn that stuff down mostly. I do not want to turn these videos into commercials.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata3 oy oldin
  • After reading the comments on this video, it's disgusting how many know-it-alls there are.

    Desert RatDesert Rat3 oy oldin
  • Did anyone else see the daywalker in the woods at 4:38?

    Scott KScott K3 oy oldin
  • For getting that cable through the conduit, we always used a special lube we dubbed "elephant snot" if clients were around.. Anal-Ease if nobody else was around heh

    Mash RienMash Rien3 oy oldin
  • Services could of been implemented into the sides of the bridge. Then the line could of been buried either side of the driveway.

    DusKeyOwlDusKeyOwl3 oy oldin
  • Andrew, I am looking to purchase raw land and have power to it. how much would something like this cost per foot?

    brian provenzanobrian provenzano3 oy oldin
  • Very good stuff . How much did you charge for this instalment

    S AS A3 oy oldin
  • How many feet can I go before I have to install a transformer pad? My meter is 100ft. from the primary pole and the meter sits a the edge of my property, I want to go in another 400 ft. to the center of the property. HOW WOULD I GO ABOUT DOING THAT? I HATE HAVING MY RV next to the road. Thank you!

    BigballerBigballer3 oy oldin
    • 300

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata3 oy oldin
  • Сначала сделали дорогу, мосты а потом ее раскопали (((

    kukudu1kukudu13 oy oldin