INSPECTION CONSIDERATIONS

SERVICE DROP

  1. Clearance from obstructions (trees);
  2. No encroachment on neighboring properties;

Clearances Above Grade

  1. 10’ above walking surface (bottom of drip loop);
  2. 12’ above driveway;
  3. 18’ above a roadway; and
  4. 22.5’ above a pool (surface of water). 10’ measured horizontally from pool wall or diving structure.

 

Other Types of Clearances

  1. 8’ (3m)- above a roof with 4&12 pitch or less;
  2. 3’ (3.7m)- above a roofsteeper than 4&12;
  3. 3’ (1m)- clearance from operable windows, doors, porches, balconies, stairs, or any other locations from which a person could touch the service conductors; and
  4. 12" (30cm)- from communications wires/cables at any point, including the point of attachment to the structure

 

At the Home:

  1. Service conductor condition (fraying);
  2. Drip loop, splice;
  3. Secure point of attachment;
  4. Masthead condition;
    1. Raintight;
    2. Phenolic insulator.
  5. Service mast:
    1. Secure attachment, bracing;
    2. Approved type;
    3. Path to ground; and
    4. No other conductors of any type attached.
  6. Meter
    1. Secure in socket, no damage
    2. Height: to center- 4’ min. 6’ max.