Originally Posted By: dbozek
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Dont need to change it to a underground service. Raise the loop to just under the gutter. An underground service would be far more costly to do than this.
It's easy to get the utilty company to do anything.....I know I have practice with such.
Relocate the service and contact the utility and tell them they have to relocate the loop......that is one way.
Contact the utility and meet with a field supervisor.....explain the problem. Most of them guys will work with ya if you contact the right people....that is another.
Granted the utility company has their own sets of rules and do not go by any specific code. I can attest to you though that if you force their hand you will get no where. The homeowner has greater power than you think as well. I know...been there done that....a zillion times and it works every time.
I have at times contacted the utility and had a field supervisor meet with me on the job site. I explain my side of things and typically the super agrees. With the right personnel being contacted, I have yet had a major problem with the utility up here doing anything to make a service safer.
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