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I need to change this service to a 200Amp(using 2" EMT). There are windows(that are designed to open) everywhere and I was just curious if I should mess around with meeting the AHJ to discuss, or just do as my picture shows, bringing the weather head all the way to the peak? If I did that, it'd probably still be within 3 feet of the top windows.
What would you guys do?

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I need to change this service to a 200Amp(using 2" EMT). There are windows(that are designed to open) everywhere and I was just curious if I should mess around with meeting the AHJ to discuss, or just do as my picture shows, bringing the weather head all the way to the peak? If I did that, it'd probably still be within 3 feet of the top windows.
What would you guys do?

Here's a photo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11776477943/lightbox/
I would pipe it up in PVC AND I would lower the point of attachment to a reasonable hight.

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I need to change this service to a 200Amp(using 2" EMT). There are windows(that are designed to open) everywhere and I was just curious if I should mess around with meeting the AHJ to discuss, or just do as my picture shows, bringing the weather head all the way to the peak? If I did that, it'd probably still be within 3 feet of the top windows.
What would you guys do?

Here's a photo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11776477943/lightbox/
Would it be possible to move it to the side of the house?
 

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Can you go underground to the pole?
I'd much rather do this. Lift up the sidewalk and go the 7-8 foot to the pole.

Even if you have to saw-cut it and then patch over it, I'd still prefer that method and it would look better than a 2" riser on the front of the house.
 

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That looks like a tough one to go overhead on. I think I'd lean towards underground also, especially since the pole is so close.
 

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Would it be possible to move it to the side of the house?


I could, but there is about 3'3" between the siding and the stairs and the meter needs 3' clearance. I would have to trim the neighbors stairs a little to make it work.
Then, the overhead lines would cross in front of the window too closely. The angles don't seem to work very well for that.

Should I just try to go underground?
 

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I could, but there is about 3'3" between the siding and the stairs and the meter needs 3' clearance. I would have to trim the neighbors stairs a little to make it work.
Then, the overhead lines would cross in front of the window too closely. The angles don't seem to work very well for that.

Should I just try to go underground?
You'd still have unprotected service drop conductors right over the window within your 3' clearance, so this won't work.

Either go through the overhang with a riser or go underground.
 

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Why is this in the code the hots are insulated the connections are insulated and if I was trapped in the upstairs with smoke and flames near me I would crawl out the window grab the triplex and try to get as low as possible before letting go.
 

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Why is this in the code the hots are insulated the connections are insulated and if I was trapped in the upstairs with smoke and flames near me I would crawl out the window grab the triplex and try to get as low as possible before letting go.
Even when the heat has melted the insulation off the conductors.......... which, there's nothing between you and Hoover Dam?
 

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Sell them a UG to that pole 10' away.
 
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