power line from pole to house

Old 07-09-04, 10:25 AM
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power line from pole to house

Hi all, We had a power line from the pole to the house that was hanging about 7ft off the ground. The electric company came out and raised it by tightening the tension on it. The technician said that where the line attached to the house (the fascia ?) was weak. He recommended hiring an electrician to have it fixed.

Is hiring and electrician necessary? If the fascia is weak can it just be reinforced?

I was thinking about having our service upped to 200 amps anyway. The electric company said that when the electrician has completed the interior work, they will come and run new supply wires for free. When they run new wire they should make the attachment to the house safe, right? Should I just wait?

Just FYI: There was a tree that the power and cable TV wires were going through. As the tree grew, the wires were way off the ground. We had the tree removed, and now have 2 low hanging wires. The electrical was raised, as I said. And the Cable company will fix theirs today.
Old 07-09-04, 12:47 PM
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The drip loop anchor/insulator needs to be fastened solid to the house. If you can mount a new insulator close to the old one the line can just be moved to the new one.
The POCO will most likely attach to your insulator. They will not install a new one.

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