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    Default Location of Service Drop, electrical mast

    Last edited by Jeff Eastman; 12-11-2007 at 06:18 PM.
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    Default Re: Location of Service Drop, electrical mast

    There are clearances over the roof, but not away from. If you think about it, most overhead SEC's attach to the mast at or below roof level. With that logic, they would all be wrong.


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    Default Re: Location of Service Drop, electrical mast

    What where the clearances of the servive wires above the ground? That would be more of concern to myself.

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    Default Re: Location of Service Drop, electrical mast

    From the NEC. (underlining is mine)
    230.24 Clearances.
    - Service-drop conductors shall not be readily accessible and shall comply with 230.24(A) through (D) for services not over 600 volts, nominal.
    - - (A) Above Roofs. Conductors shall have a vertical clearance of not less than 2.5 m (8 ft) above the roof surface. The vertical clearance above the roof level shall be maintained for a distance of not less than 900 mm (3 ft) in all directions from the edge of the roof.
    - - - Exception No. 1: The area above a roof surface subject to pedestrian or vehicular traffic shall have a vertical clearance from the roof surface in accordance with the clearance requirements of 230.24(B).
    - - - Exception No. 2: Where the voltage between conductors does not exceed 300 and the roof has a slope of 100 mm (4 in.) in 300 mm (12 in.), or greater, a reduction in clearance to 900 mm (3 ft) shall be permitted.
    - - - Exception No. 3: Where the voltage between conductors does not exceed 300, a reduction in clearance above only the overhanging portion of the roof to not less than 450 mm (18 in.) shall be permitted if (1) not more than 1.8 m (6 ft) of service-drop conductors, 1.2 m (4 ft) horizontally, pass above the roof overhang, and (2) they are terminated at a through-the-roof raceway or approved support.
    - - - - FPN: See 230.28 for mast supports.
    - - - Exception No. 4: The requirement for maintaining the vertical clearance 900 mm (3 ft) from the edge of the roof shall not apply to the final conductor span where the service drop is attached to the side of a building.

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    Default Re: Location of Service Drop, electrical mast

    Yes, that's okay.

    Yes, right that up.



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