Service entrance conductors connect your home to the electrical grid. In other words, they are pretty darn important if you want to turn the lights, heat, and Netflix on.
However, if I can quote Spider-Man’s dad (or Cliff Robertson speaking with Tobey Maguire in the 2002 blockbuster Spider-Man movie): “With great power, comes great responsibility.”
Aside from being a horrible pun, this also means these components require special attention.
I recently came across a situation on Orcas Island where exposed overhead service entrance conductors needed to be sealed where they entered the service mast. I cited this in my report for obvious safety reasons.
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