Paul, the only other building was a Tuff Shed-like storage unit set back on the edge of the property that I didn’t look closely at. It looked much newere than the home, so it didn’t occur to me that there might be a meter/disconnect there. I believe power comes just to this building.
The plastic riser in the original picture (of the box with the splice) was not up against the exterior wall of the home, but stood off a foot or so.
The service pole was out on the road and I didn’t walk out to look at it and didn’t check the splice with my voltage sniffer because the power was off to the main panel and That meant that with no disconnect between the splice and the main panel, the splice could not be energized.
I may go back out there tomorrow. If I do…
- Check to see if conductor is energized at the splice.
- Look for a pole with a disconnect.
- Look for a disconect somewhere else.
There was a hot tub area at another side of the home. I wonder if there was some sort of activity going on in this home that might have made a AC necessary.
Back up in the mountains people pursue all sort of strange, sometimes illegal activities. I can’t get over that label that said “Hot chem. cabinet”.