Weatherhead/ SE Conductor clearance Question

Good Evening Gentlemen
Looking for clarification on Service Entrance Conductors at Weather Head Connection height requirements over a roof. My understanding is the Weather head must be minimum 18 inches from top of pole. How far off the deck does the Service Drop have to be? I have seen several citations, use different terms. If you can, please clarify. I had this one today that had SE Conductors at only 8 inches from roof top.
Thanks for your thoughts

Just write it up…what you see and what is industry standard…and move on.

Per NEC it’s 18" min for the conductors over overhang on roof with 4:12 or greater and no more than 6’ in length over the overhang, the mast must be within 4" from overhang’s edge, otherwise it’s up the the utility, be careful how and if you write it up. Check with the red book of the local POCO first.

Matt please don’t use a metal tape near any electrical wires.

It (electricity) probably won’t jump here but the higher the potential the greater the risk.

Get one of the old fashion rules. They have fiberglass ones now:


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Simon & JJ nailed it.
IGNORE the ratty parks BS.
See ya soon neighbor! :cowboy_hat_face:

So safety means nothing to you. Had to get your two cents in.

YOU could not help your BS stuff & went over to our FL forum.
GO AWAY & then most members here will have a little something to be thankful for!


Ratty Parks - WAFI


@jjonas that’s a good detailed picture of clearances thanks.