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Service Drop Run Over Balcony?

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jtedesco
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Posted: May 9, 2004 2:38 PM       Post Subject:

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Posted: May 9, 2004 5:12 PM       Post Subject:

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Personally, I think it's hella ugly to have right over the kinda place I'd be relaxing if that was my home, but as long as it's >10'AFF of the balcony, it'll meet utility specs here...BTW what's the box around the top of the risers for? a planter? icon_biggrin.gif the riser on the leftmost service looks like its bowed out for some reason, how's the support there looking?

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Can't be there like that for several reasons. I will let others add those reasons.

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1. To close to the window.
2. Doesn't meet height requirements 10' min. above a walking surface.
3. I doubt there is an adequate drip loop.

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Posted: May 10, 2004 12:05 PM       Post Subject:

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Hello icon_lol.gif where did Joe Tedesco go.

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jtedesco
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Posted: May 10, 2004 12:36 PM       Post Subject:

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Great Todd: eusa_clap.gif

I am here. These are additional items we can add to your list:

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Clearance from Windows.

Service conductors installed as open conductors, or multiconductor cable without an overall outer jacket require a clearance of not less than 3 feet from windows that are designed to be opened, doors, porches, balconies, ladders, stairs, fire escapes, or similar locations.

This does not apply when the conductors run above the top level of a window and can be installed at less then 3 feet.

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Mike Parks
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Posted: May 10, 2004 7:48 PM       Post Subject:

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Joe

For your info.

If the utitlty co. installed this, the State of Ohio will not allow me to apply the NEC.

If the contractor installed this I can fail 'refuse' this installation.

???

Mike P.
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Posted: May 10, 2004 8:16 PM       Post Subject:

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Mike Parks wrote:
Joe

For your info.

If the utitlty co. installed this, the State of Ohio will not allow me to apply the NEC.
Mike P.


Mike: See 90.2 (5) Installations under the exclusive control of an electric utility where such installations
a. Consist of service drops or service laterals, and associated metering.

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Mike Parks
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Posted: May 10, 2004 8:39 PM       Post Subject:

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Ryan

My point is that it is OK for the utility but not the contractor.

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Ryan Jackson
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Posted: May 10, 2004 8:43 PM       Post Subject:

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Mike: When I saw the ????? in your posts I figured you were asking a question as to why you can't use the NEC for a utility's installation. I didn't realize you were just saying an answer in the form of a question ??????

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Mike Parks
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Posted: May 10, 2004 9:08 PM       Post Subject:

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OK

We are on the same page!

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Ryan Jackson
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Posted: May 10, 2004 9:11 PM       Post Subject:

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You should go on Jeopordy! LOL icon_smile.gif

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Posted: May 10, 2004 10:15 PM       Post Subject:

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I really do not think 3' is adequate. icon_eek.gif I know I would not like a service drop 3' outside my window. Would you?

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Posted: May 10, 2004 11:34 PM       Post Subject:

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How wonderful it must be to wake up on your day off and watch the birds poop on your deck.

Lee Trower
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John Edwards

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Posted: May 11, 2004 12:06 AM       Post Subject:
The REALLY fun thing about stuff like this is hearing why it may be OK as per the NEC (or the AHJ, or whoever).

Frankly? SCREW THE CODE. IT'S A SAFETY HAZARD.

Children could die here.

Maybe I should find a new line of work?
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joetedesco
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Posted: Oct 3, 2005 10:34 AM       Post Subject:

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Kenneth Dolin

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Posted: Oct 3, 2005 1:01 PM       Post Subject:
Yeah but boy do those clothes dry fast on that line!
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Jay Moge
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Posted: Oct 3, 2005 9:21 PM       Post Subject:

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how about a ladder truck trying to rescue Jr. from his burning bedroom? graphic i know, but some time people "see" what your saying a little better if you put guilt in there minds. icon_cool.gif icon_wink.gif
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Posted: Oct 4, 2005 9:33 AM       Post Subject:

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This installation could not have been permitted. The utility company was there first, a AHJ would never approved this deck installation as installed so don't blame the Utility Company or the AHJ. Other people have listed the electrical problems that are now created by this deck.

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David Arnold

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Posted: Oct 7, 2005 1:04 PM       Post Subject:
That wire looks like it crosses the upper edge of that window. It's not above the window! From the picture angle. That does not look safe at all. I would write it up as a safety hazard, then contact the electric company in that area. Someone trying to escape a fire by going out that window adds more to the "it does not look safe to me".
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