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Overhead Service Conductors, Part 2

Know whether the conductors have adequate mechanical strength for the support provided for a given span.

Clearance requirements for overhead service conductors have often proven to be a life or death matter. In many cases, the installer adhered to the NEC minimums without considering the actual conditions. Always use these as a starting point, not as the distance you can get by with in an attempt to save money on masts and supports.

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