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    Jun 8, 2012, 12:11 PM
    Height requirements for power lines on a residential utility pole
    What are the height requirements for the power lines on a utility pole in a residential area?
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    Jun 8, 2012, 12:44 PM
    Here is the text of the NEC 2008 Code:

    225.18 Clearance for Overhead Conductors and Cables.
    Overhead spans of open conductors and open multiconductor cables of not over 600 volts, nominal, shall have a clearance of not less than the following:

    (1) 3.0 m (10 ft) above finished grade, sidewalks, or from any platform or projection from which they might be reached where the voltage does not exceed 150 volts to ground and accessible to pedestrians only.

    (2) 3.7 m (12 ft) over residential property and driveways, and those commercial areas not subject to truck traffic where the voltage does not exceed 300 volts to ground.

    (3) 4.5 m (15 ft) for those areas listed in the 3.7-m (12-ft) classification where the voltage exceeds 300 volts to ground.

    (4) 5.5 m (18 ft) over public streets, alleys, roads, parking areas subject to truck traffic, driveways on other than residential property, and other land traversed by vehicles, such as cultivated, grazing, forest, and orchard.

    Apply the correct height to your application.

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