Probably, but that doesn’t matter. If it affects the house / homeowner, I’ll report it (e.g., standing water in culverts, leaking water service, electrical service drop issues, etc.). I don’t care who is responsible for fixing it, whether it gets fixed or even if he SOP doesn’t say I have to report it. I only care that it’s information that is relevant to my client.
Yes, I agree, but since it is probably the utilities responsibility its the kind of recommendation I would almost automatically call out for them to review. They provide the messenger which seems to be in question.
In my opinion this is not a utility connection. Looking closely at what was posted I see the utility connection and is also see where someone other than the utility has used split bolts to make a connection.
In my opinion if the utility is contacted they would fix this mess and yes it needs to be fixed. This looks like a DIY job done by someone who has no idea of what they were doing.
You did the right thing in pointing this out in your report and should I be called to do an evaluation of the system I promise that would be in my report in bold lettering.
**Service drop needs immediate attention and appears to have been done by an unqualified person. This service has no “point of attachment” and is using the grounded conductor to support the entire weight of the service drop. This could prove to be disastrous in the event of ice or high wind. **
Yes, I know he is referring to the attachment to the house, but who takes care of the messenger which is too short? Who splices that to the right length so the SEC neutral is not bearing the connection?
And without a doubt this change was never inspected. No permit and no inspection. The installer did the service tap. Notice I did not say electrician as a true qualified licensed electrician would never do anything like this and let me say if they did they would need to have their license revoked.