Originally Posted By: dfrend
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First a little history. The local city of Bowie is a typical “burb” all the houses look the same(3 different styles) and although the street layout is a maze, they all share common things. One of those is that to make the street side look better, the power lines were run behind the houses. The houses back up to one another so the service poles usually end up in someones backyard, sometimes on city property though. The houses are about 50 years old now.
The problem comes when the house back up to a hill, particularly when they are on top of the hill. I never realized this problem when I did insurance work there, but now that I have done two inspections in last week there, I have found what seems to be pretty common. The power company knows about this. What are your thoughts on this?
This was the other day, the bottom line was about 5 feet off ground at hilltop (went down hill to pole). It is a cable line. The top was at most 8 feet at the hill top. It is the main service line.
This one is a power line actually touching the top of the 6 foot fence. Could not tell where it goes down to since it should come from the area of the transformer in the background because of a ton of brush covering the area, including the transformer.