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Old 02-15-2015, 08:08 PM
 
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"Southern California Edison (SCE) has informed staff that they will be contracting with Par Electric to perform street vault upgrades"

Does anyone know what the heck a "street vault" is? Before anyone here tries to tell me to google it, I tried looking up the definition, but it only defined "vaults", but not "street vaults", whatever they are. I've never heard of this before.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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A box in the street that holds electrical components.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:33 AM
 
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Thanks. Is this related to the power lines being buried? Where I come from, the power lines weren't buried, just up on poles, the old-fashioned way.
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Yes, switching equipment can't just be buried. It needs to be in a box (vault) to protect it from the elements.
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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"Southern California Edison (SCE) has informed staff that they will be contracting with Par Electric to perform street vault upgrades"

Does anyone know what the heck a "street vault" is? Before anyone here tries to tell me to google it, I tried looking up the definition, but it only defined "vaults", but not "street vaults", whatever they are. I've never heard of this before.
The vault would be the thing covered by a manhole. {can we still say manhole or is it a personhole now?}

There are vaults for the power companies, cable companies, phone companies and anyone who does utilities. Not all vaults are underground.
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:10 PM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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Check this out to better visualize what they're talking about.
http://www.mpei.com/Pic%20Primary%20Guide.pdf
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