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MaynardKrebs
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Re: Electric service drop touching porch

Call the POCO to inspect/remedy before you buy.

My house has the drop rubbing the edge of the roof 16' up from the ground due to the design of the house and where the utility company made the connection to the distribution wires at the street to avoid a tree. They installed a heavy plastic sleeve over the wires to protect them from abrasion where they touch the roof edge.



leibold
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said by MaynardKrebs:

Call the POCO to inspect/remedy before you buy.

I would recommend this one as your first action. In many places the POCO will conduct safety inspections free of charge. Whether or not that service drop is the homeowners responsibility or not varies (something to ask while you schedule the inspection) but if you are lucky the POCO will fix it at their own expense (eliminating the debate with the seller about who is going to pay for the fix).
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