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Service-drop conductors shall not be readily accessible and shall comply with 230.24(A) through (D) for services not over 600 volts, nominal.
(A) Above Roofs. Conductors shall have a vertical clearance of not less than 2.5 m (8 ft) above the roof surface.
The vertical clearance above the roof level shall be maintained for a distance of not less than 900 mm (3 ft) in all directions from the edge of the roof.
Exception No. 1: The area above a roof surface subject to pedestrian or vehicular traffic shall have a vertical clearance from the roof surface in accordance with the clearance requirements of 230.24(B).
Exception No. 2
: Where the voltage between conductors does not exceed 300 and the roof has a slope of 100 mm (4 in.) in 300 mm (12 in.), or greater, a reduction in clearance to 900 mm (3 ft) shall be permitted
Exception No. 3: Where the voltage between conductors does not exceed 300, a reduction in clearance above only the overhanging portion of the roof to not less than 450 mm (18 in.) shall be permitted if (1) not more than 1.8 m (6 ft) of service-drop conductors, 1.2 m (4 ft) horizontally, pass above the roof overhang, and (2) they are terminated at a through-the-roof raceway or approved support.
FPN: See 230.28 for mast supports.
Exception No. 4: The requirement for maintaining the vertical clearance 900 mm (3 ft) from the edge of the roof shall not apply to the final conductor span where the service drop is attached to the side of a building.
Exceptions 1, 3, and 4 do not apply.
Exception No. 2: Where the voltage between conductors does not exceed 300 and the roof has a slope of 4 in. in 12 in., or greater, a reduction in clearance to 3 ft shall be permitted.