Loc: Bayside, NY, USA
I did the electric service upgrad to 150 amp 3 years ago for my house in Nassau county in NY. Recently I noticed that the wire from the house to street pole was actually not changed by that electrician and it looks like older type with metal sheath when I compared to neighbor's. My guess is that he didn't need to change it because the gauge of that wire is good for 150A. But the wire seems rusted and the end of the wire attaches to my house siding seems weak (due to rust). Can anyone tell me who owns this wire (from house to pole)? Utility company or me? What should I do if I have the concern that the bolt attached to the house siding is failing and the wire could fall?
The word we are dancing around is "service point" and that is usually the crimp at the drip loop ... as everyone says. The only thing that seems to change is who owns the meter base and enclosure. In new construction the builder buys it but when I did a service upgrade FPL gave me one. I still had to install it. The mast and conductors are all mine.
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