Is Flexible Conduit Safe to Work Around

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Old 06-02-20, 05:08 PM
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Is Flexible Conduit Safe to Work Around

I need to change the outdoor light fixture for my driveway spot lights, but it is very close to the electrical conduit that runs from the weather head to my electrical meter (see picture). I see online that rigid conduit is more common, but the wire running into my meter box seems to be just covered in some kind of insulated plastic. I would hope it is safe because I can reach out and touch it as it enters my meter, but better safe than sorry!

Is it safe for me to lean a ladder up next to this conduit to replace that fixture?
 
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Old 06-02-20, 05:13 PM
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That service cable if older can be cloth covered. If it's newer..... it has a gray PVC sheath.
Both should be no problem to work around. You wouldn't want to set your ladder directly on the cable.
Other than that..... it's safe to work around.
 
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Old 06-02-20, 05:19 PM
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Thanks Pete. An electrician replaced ~ 3 years ago when they did the siding so it must be PVC sheath.
 
 

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