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What's Wrong Here? #197644
12/12/10 05:45 PM
12/12/10 05:45 PM
Admin  Offline
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Is this area covered by the NEC?

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Re: What's Wrong Here? [Re: Admin] #197647
12/12/10 11:34 PM
12/12/10 11:34 PM
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,936
Brick, NJ USA
Dependent on the location of the utility point of connection, from there on...yes.

Looks like quite a few issues may be present,'s hard to determine from the pic.

Re: What's Wrong Here? [Re: HotLine1] #197650
12/13/10 03:29 AM
12/13/10 03:29 AM
noderaser  Offline
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 404
Portland, Oregon, United State...
Definitely a lot going on there, what's the story here?

Re: What's Wrong Here? [Re: noderaser] #197658
12/13/10 10:53 AM
12/13/10 10:53 AM
harold endean  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ

Is that you in the picture? Don't reach up or trip in there. it could be bad for your health!

Re: What's Wrong Here? [Re: harold endean] #197660
12/13/10 11:48 AM
12/13/10 11:48 AM
ghost307  Offline
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 934
Chicago Illinois USA
I'm guessing that we're looking at the original Service to the building and that you're standing on the roof of a later addition?

If so, I agree that there should be something in the Code to address stuff that is done in the reverse of the normal sequence of construction that people think of.

I've know of folks who wanted a garage when they had the house built, but changing the route of the overhead drop drove the cost up; so they bought the house without the garage and added it the next year. Almost no clearance for the wires, but no way to force them to fix it either.

Re: What's Wrong Here? [Re: ghost307] #197670
12/13/10 06:02 PM
12/13/10 06:02 PM
LarryC  Offline
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 783
Winchester, NH, US
How many services are there being fed by that free for all?

Re: What's Wrong Here? [Re: LarryC] #197719
12/15/10 10:50 PM
12/15/10 10:50 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,936
Brick, NJ USA
Without any details Joe T may have sent a guessing game.

We could make many assumptions; service or feeders, controlled industrial (OLD) locations, area/location without permits and inspections, violation of the good old six (6) switch rule, or........

edit: Joe T still using B&W pics? Or is that a clue?

Last edited by HotLine1; 12/15/10 10:51 PM. Reason: added comment

Re: What's Wrong Here? [Re: HotLine1] #197781
12/19/10 02:24 AM
12/19/10 02:24 AM
Lostazhell  Offline
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,431
Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Just how many different voltage systems are coming up here?? Typically (at least over here) the POCO will bring one drop and tap off of it to feed multiple meters. There's also a couple service entrances that are quite oversized for the size of the feeders coming out of them.
Seeing the prehistoric weatherheads and such I'm guessing this install to be from between 1900 & 1920's.


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