I just don't understand how they couldn't have taken that extra 5 minutes to shape it plumb and level.
:001_huh:Exactly. I think nicely formed SEU looks way better than pipe on a house. I always have a rubber mallet in my service tool bucket so I can beat 200a SEU into place.
All new stuff here is buried but there is still a bunch of overhead services around. The town of Chapel Hill has an ordinance which requires upgrades to be buried. Sometimes that is a royal PITA with concrete driveways etc. Fortunately the power company does that workEverything here is buried.
I bet they connected in the meter pan first.. then ran the cable up the side of the house...I just don't understand how they couldn't have taken that extra 5 minutes to shape it plumb and level.
I connect it to the meter pan first too, before I get to the job.I bet they connected in the meter pan first.. then ran the cable up the side of the house...
Ass backwards.. but it works for them...
This way they know for sure there is enough at the bottom.. :no:
Around here the customer can ask for underground but would have to incur the costs of it.A lot of it is still on poles here, too, but for anything new, or anything changed, the poco goes underground from the nearest pole. Maybe it is because we have more room around here.
or why an inspector would pass it. or why poco would hook up to it.
That makes it right.You mean aluminum service drop conductors attached to aluminum service entrance conductors isn't right? :001_huh:
Also, around here we do not need the POCO or an INSPECTOR around to connect to the utility.
And... who's to say this one even had a permit?