Do I need new wire from pole to service drop when I upgrade

curtis02023December 4, 2009

I am working on a house for a best friend. Need to know if it's neessary to have POCO run larger gage wire from pole to service drop. Is the answer usually yes or no? Will I have to re-run service drop too? What gage is the smallest I can get away with on both that is safe and functional?

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This drop is owned, maintained and replaced by the POCO at THEIR discretion.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2009 at 7:13AM
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Why not call the POCO and tell them exactly what you are installing? Then they can make an informed decision on whether their existing wiring is adequate for whatever it is you are doing, and you'll know whether the total install is adequate.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2009 at 12:13PM
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Distribution wiring is not covered by the NEC.

The POCOs have their own set of standards.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2009 at 12:40PM
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