reply to alfnoid
Re: Electric service drop touching porch YMWV depending on the power company. For instance, when I lived in S. Florida, the neoighbors service drop was running under and rubbing his gutter. Several calls to FPL yielded no results even after serveral supervisors sow it, said it could be a life safety issue if it rubbed through and said it would get fixed immediately.
After several rounds with no resolution, I followed up with letters and picture to both FPL and the State. As far as I know, it is still there running the gutter and one day will short out and cause the homeowner a bad day.
And yes, he was aware and very appreciative that I was helping him try and get it corrected.
Wow! I guess the next step would be to a local TV station's "Problem Solver" team where, hopefully, the bad press may help spur some action from the utility.