A homeowners responsibility for the incoming electric service usually starts where the utility companies wires are attached to the home. In the case where your meter is on a pole away from the building, your responsibility will usually start where the service wires are attached at the top of the pole.
What is the power line from pole to house called?
service drop In electric power distribution, a service drop is an overhead electrical line running from a utility pole, to a customers building or other premises. It is the point where electric utilities provide power to their customers.
Who do you call for a down cable line?
Report any downed power lines immediately by calling the LADWP at 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397). If you or someone else is in danger, call 911.
What do I do if a cable line is down?
To report down the phone line, you can contact PPL Electric Utilities and report it immediately to 1-800-342-5775 (1-800-DIAL-PPL). Just tell on the phone “downed power line.”. Always assume the downed cable line is energized and carrying electricity.
Can you touch a cable line?
Dont touch anyone or the line may be touching. A downed power line can cause objects to become energized. Even telephone or cable lines can become energized if you touch them.
What is service drop cable?
An overhead power connection from the utility lines to the service entrance is called the Service Drop. The service drop illustrated in Figure 1 has two 120V lines and a neutral conductor. The three lines may be independent conductors or housed in a three conductor cable called a triplex cable (As shown in the figure).
What is a safe distance to build a house near high tension wires?
Reacting to it, Vasant Kachi, chief of building permission department, PCMC said, There should be a minimum distance of 3.2 meters between any construction and the HT electricity cables.
What does it cost to have a power pole installed?
VERY rough numbers - commonly about $5-10/LF for overhead runs (meaning new poles typically every 100-300 feet, possibly more in high tree area), plus $500-3000 per pole needed depending on length (probably about 36-40 tall minimum for your area if not rural but can be much more in heavily treed areas, so closer to
What happens if you touch a phone line?
If you touched a telephone cable you would be unlikely to get a shock. If you touched a power line you could be electrocuted if you were touching something else at the same time. Maybe but most likely you would loose your grip and fall to the ground. This would likely smarten you up if not end it all.