Service Entrance Protection


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Old 02-15-04, 01:36 PM
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Service Entrance Protection

House across the street has a shared driveway with the SE cable
running along the driveway about 2 ft. above grade about 15 ft. long This cable is not protected with anything but the plastic insulation. Without disconnecting the service to encase it in rigid conduit, is there anyway this elderly couple can get suitable protection without too much expense.


Thanks A Concerned Neighbor:
 
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Old 02-15-04, 01:46 PM
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How in the world did it get this way in the first place?
 
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Old 02-15-04, 01:49 PM
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It appears they enclosed the porch and re-routed the SE cable.
This is the only thing I can think of
 
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Old 02-15-04, 05:32 PM
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Not really. Depending on where in NY you are most likely a licensed electrician will have to do the work. It is a matter of removing the cable and replacing it with conduit and wire.
Likely to cost several hundred dollars.
Another option is to sink 3" or 4" galvanized conduit, +/- 3' high, filled with concrete as barrier posts to protect the area. This might be something you can do for them yourself.

I would not cut any corners here and look for an easy solution.
 
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Old 02-15-04, 06:24 PM
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Definitely use rigid conduit for this. EMT and PVC will crush too easily by a car here.
 
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Old 02-15-04, 09:43 PM
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I will look

There was as I remember rigid steel 1/2 covers for sleeving service entrance cables!! I will try to find a source for you !!!
 
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Old 02-16-04, 01:57 PM
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SE entrance

imjerry

Would like to here from you about the 1/2 rigid protection any help would be would be great. Seems like this may work.
 
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Old 02-16-04, 07:28 PM
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Look at it

Last item on this page but 1/2 of any might do

http://www.dimesoft.com/sp-duct2.htm

Good luck Jerry
 
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Old 02-17-04, 07:45 AM
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imjerry

Thanks for the info, I'm sure the UL inspector will go for it
Have a great day Tony
 
 

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