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#104619 - 09/10/03 05:10 PM How Low Can You Go!!  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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This is a service entrance conductor Drip Loop and has limitations according to the NEC.

What is the minimum distance to the "loop"?

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#104620 - 09/10/03 05:49 PM Re: How Low Can You Go!!  
pauluk  Offline
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Norfolk, England
At a quick code clook-up, I would think this is covered by 230.24(B).

Is there a messenger wire there? I can't see one, so I'm guessing that (1) wouldn't apply, and this drop would be covered by either (2) requiring a 12 ft. clearance or (4) requiring 18 ft. if there's truck traffic.

Have I missed anything?

#104621 - 09/10/03 06:45 PM Re: How Low Can You Go!!  
pauluk  Offline
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OK, I think I misread that first time. Part (1) applies to the loop so the minimum is 10 ft.

How high is this loop? From an upstretched arm, I'd guess around 8 ft. ?

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