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    Default Point of attachment for service-drop conductors

    Over head service drop.
    1: Mechanical connector is taped. No weather shield.
    3: Drip loop roof clearance.
    Any issues? I have looked through article 230 and can not determine any issues as of yet.
    Much thanks.
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    Default Re: Point of attachment for service-drop conductors

    First photo:
    - No flashing where mast penetrates roof.

    Second photo:
    - Neutral (grounded conductor) coming out of mast/weather head to overhead service drop appears smaller than other conductors, looks to be a lot smaller.
    - Minimum height of lowest conductor (including drip loop) above the roof is 18"
    - Maximum roof crossed is 4'.
    - Maximum conductor length crossing roof is 6' (allows for diagonal length increase over the 4 foot roof area being crossed).
    - Roof area being crossed is the overhang only (mast is on exterior wall, going up on the outside of the exterior wall).

    Those should work for starters in those photos.

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    Default Re: Point of attachment for service-drop conductors

    Mast boot flashing is covered.
    Modified roof was poorly applied. Amateur mistakes throughout.

    Thanks for drip-loop/roof deck height/clearance requirements.
    I will review the neutral.

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    Default Re: Point of attachment for service-drop conductors

    If that's a service feed ahead of the meter, you would need to check the utility's requirements--the NEC doesn't govern them.


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    Default Re: Point of attachment for service-drop conductors

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason V. Advani View Post
    If that's a service feed ahead of the meter, you would need to check the utility's requirements--the NEC doesn't govern them.
    The NEC addresses up to the point of attached (utility's point of connection - the utility's splices) of the overhead service drop to the service entrance conductors protruding from the mast weatherhead.

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    Default Re: Point of attachment for service-drop conductors

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    First photo:
    - No flashing where mast penetrates roof.
    Reported.

    Second photo:
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    - Neutral (grounded conductor) coming out of mast/weather head to overhead service drop appears smaller than other conductors, looks to be a lot smaller.
    If you look at the feed and SEC neutral gauge at wire nut, the are the same.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    - Minimum height of lowest conductor (including drip loop) above the roof is 18"
    Covered.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    - Maximum roof crossed is 4'.
    <48 inches.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    - Maximum conductor length crossing roof is 6' (allows for diagonal length increase over the 4 foot roof area being crossed).
    <72"
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    - Roof area being crossed is the overhang only (mast is on exterior wall, going up on the outside of the exterior wall). Yes.

    Those should work for starters in those photos.
    Thanks Jerry.

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