Weather head wire replacement

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Weather head wire replacement

I am wanting to build a deck but it will put the weatherhead wire running close to the stairs. Is there a way to have the overhead wire be converted to underground. I'm not looking to do the work myself I would have the electric company do it but I was curious is if it could be done.
 
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Old 05-28-18, 05:33 PM
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Yes it can be done. Consult your power company to see about the process.
 
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Old 05-28-18, 05:34 PM
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Hi, anything can be done for a price, can you post a pic of your situation son we can see what you have there, itís hard to believe the weather head would be that close.
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Old 05-28-18, 05:41 PM
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You may also consider raising the mast thru the roof.
The cost for a change to an underground service are usually borne by the customer.

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I will take a picture as soon as I can.
 
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Our local POCO charges significantly more for underground service on new residential construction. Which ever way you go - expect to pay the entire cost. It shouldn't be hard to get estimates.
 
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I would have the electric company do it but I was curious is if it could be done.

I'd be surprised if there wasn't a significant charge attached to a project like that even if the utility would do it which I doubt. Much cheaper to run a mast up past the roofline to get adequate clearance.
 
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A friend had an overhead to underground conversion done a few years back for a pool (some genius dug a pool and left the overhead wires over it). He had an electrican do the work to dig and run new feeders to the pole (which luckily was on his side of the street). Inspection, and the POCO connected the new service.

Took about 2-3 months of permits and planning, and was around $3,000-$3500 I think for a short run, of about 30'.

It's definitely doable, but the idea of just raising the attachment point might be much easier and cheaper.
 
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