The service drop is 8 ft. off the ground. Ironically the Grounded Conductor is the highest one... The PoCo and Inspection requirements make this a financial disaster... the trumpet vines are an interesting touch... All natural GEC?
Tomorrow I must concern myself with just getting the toilet to flush.... I hate plumbing... I won't show a pic of that... I do have some morals...
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Yeah, they use triplex now, but not 50 years ago when this was installed.
5 months ago, an upgrade to 200A would not have required a feed-thru disco, additional ground rod, and ubiquitous $75 inspector visit.
Could've gotten underground at no extra charge, too. Now the customer owns the drop/lateral.
My panel is within 25 feet of the meterbase, so by NEC a disco isn't required. The Poco requires a feedthru disco on anything that is not back-to-back. I agree that it's a great idea, but prohibitively more expensive...
So my choice is to live with it for now... It's more cost effective to take the risks, which is a problem I've been trying to describe in other posts as well. I'm not the only homeowner around here "forced" into this decision... just more educated in the electrical field than most homeowners, so I'm more aware of the risk.
-Virgil Residential/Commercial Inspector 5 Star Inspections Member IAEI