Fallen tree ripped service entrance off building

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*I was thinking in terms of saving labor. I thought it would be easier to just cut off the old pipe and run 100 amp SE cable up instead of pulling out the wire from the pipe, connecting another pipe, and then pulling the wire back in again. If the SE cable got pulled away like the pipe did, it would be easier to push it back against the building.
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On Sat, 1 Oct 2011 08:06:02 -0400, "John Grabowski"

That is OK if you have one of those PoCo crimping tools to make the splice but Polaris connectors would add another $100 to your project. RNC has all of the ease of SE/SER, it is a lot cheaper and he can use his existing wire.
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*The OP stated in an earlier post that he will be undoing the connections at the weatherhead to remove the existing pipe. Since he can kill the power himself, he does not need to buy expensive insulated connectors or an insulated crimper. You are correct that sliding a length of PVC down over the existing wires would be the cheapest way to go and a lot easier than working with rigid metal pipe. If the same accident happens again the PVC may break though. I suggest some extra straps just in case.
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On Sep 30, 1:44 am, snipped-for-privacy@myplace.com wrote:

Another good reason for underground service. When the power goes out it is the power company's problem.
Joe
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In this case that is not true at all. The run from this maypole is on the load side of the service point and the customer owns it. Actually in most places the customer owns the service lateral from the street anyway, even though it is on the line side of the meter. The service point in most underground systems is where the service lateral leaves the right of way. The service point on overhead drops is usually at the service head and the PoCo owns the drop (you own the wire down the side of the house to the meter) but this is not a service drop it is a feeder and he owns it all..
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