distance/orientation of overhead service entrances

dgeistSeptember 10, 2013

I'm in a new (to me) home and want to clean up some of the low voltage wiring. 40 years and several generations of techniques have not been kind... One step is consolidating the service entrances and and terminations to one low voltage mounting board in the basement on a wall adjacent to the main breaker panel due to its ease of access via existing passages to the exterior.

With respect to the meter box (flush mount in brick facia at ground level) and the overhead service entrance (near the corner of the structure just under the surface of the eave), is minimum NEC required distance between a telco overhead drop and the power entrance conductors? Does it depend on the LEC (in my case AT&T/Bellsouth). I just want to know if what I'm preparing to ask the phone company to do is at all reasonable.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Clearance in what respect? between the overhead conductors?

If you are talking about the drop from the road that is their wire and they install it as they please.
You can ask them, just don't be upset if they choose to ignore your request.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 7:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have overhead wires for electric, phone and cable. The cable and phone wires run through the air spaced about 10 feet away from the electrical, and then connect to the house about 5-6 feet away. From there they run down to the cable and phone demarc boxes, and enter the house about 3 feet from the electrical box.


    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 9:30PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Ceiling fan wiring
I have a new ceiling fan with a light. The fan has...
Reuse electrical panel
I replaced a 24 circuit Square D panel with a new 40...
Insulation in electrical box
While in my attic the other day I saw an open electrical...
Re-wiring range to service spa
what connectors are appropriate for joining 6-3 NMB...
Light boxes on/in 6X8 timber floor joists for log home
Just trying to figure how to wire a couple light fixtures/chandelier...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™