For a simple reduction,

Let's say there is an Eruv with an electrical pole-fishing line barrier and one of the electrical poles need to be serviced. Can one of those electrical poles be replaced by a non-Jew with the fishing line attached in a similar fashion?

Does it matter if the electrical pole doesn't move at all? Does it matter if the electrical pole moves 10 feet? Is utility maintenance of this sort simple?

I see this in the FAQ, but no further explaination,

Sometimes things break all by themselves, sometimes cars or trucks knock down poles, and occasionally the owner of the pole will replace it with one a few feet away and the new one doesn’t work for us.

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    A non Jew can put up the pile adnd string, but some would have an issue if they are too far apart (approx. 40 ft)
    – Chatzkel
    Commented Sep 8, 2022 at 22:59
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    There is no general answer here. Some differences matter and some don't. That's why you have inspectors and experts to evaluate every new situation.
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 9, 2022 at 0:06
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    The pole-and-string is not a religious ritual per se. If the Jewish eruv checkers see that a pole's been relocated by someone but it still meets the technical requirements, great. But it's complicated enough that you should have Jewish experts aware of what's happening.
    – Shalom
    Commented Sep 9, 2022 at 0:22
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    @Shalom , Chatzkel, Double AA, it seems you have answers. Might I suggest you post them as such?
    – msh210
    Commented Sep 9, 2022 at 10:44
  • Please take msh210's advice. On this site I get most of my answers in comments. That's unique on this site. Commented Sep 11, 2022 at 16:30


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