Cut the wall open I assume?
>If you have to, then use a drywall hot patch to fix the hole.
A lag insulator is MORE than strong enough for this drop.
>It wasn't this time.
That happened because something either fell on the line, or fell on a line down the way, tensioning the wires, pulling the drop out. Or the pole itself broke.
Wind alone DID NOT do that. Never in a million years.
>I stand corrected, maybe. My first search for wind force on cables came up with one hit that I couldn't open. I'll be back on this one.
Pg 18, 2000 newtons = 450 lbs. for a 90 meter span.
For a 9 meter span it's maybe 45 lbs.
I say you be right!
Yes. No. Yes.
It's not just AL. It is an ACSR messenger. It is an AL conductor with a hardened steel single strand in the center. It is incredibly strong, and super hard to cut through.
>Thanks, I've seen that conductor mentioned elsewhere.
240v loads cause MUCH less VD than 120V loads. 1/4 if I am not mistaken. That was my point.
>Only for equal wattage. Most 240v appliances are higher wattage.
Again, it is the POCO's prerogative to replace the drop. It is NOT mandatory.
>So if the HO asks for 200A service, he gets it, but PoCo is not compelled to provide that service to the house.
I guess the electrician could run a test and say what max service the homeowner could benefit from, if PoCo doesn't cooperate.