Greetings to fellow Project Tacklers, Now that this dinosaur has decided to bite the bullet and start casual digital pc communications (web & email), I find it is actually quite a resource. A resource I hope not only brings me prosperity, but others as well. I wish everyone within "earshot" a good day. As one could surmise from my username I am quite a capable individual that has learned much or most of my personal database as a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Hard Knocks - Ohio. This degree however seems to be the key ingredient in receiving bias, misdirection and downright barred access to information regarding home utility line maintenance. It seams one cannot get any in-road to what standards are to be followed, who inspects it, and what actual amount of work that can be performed by myself. Attempts to contact local professionals for consulting are met with the self-preserving, "Work has to be certifiable" or similar blank-stare non-help response that any self-taught person is quite familiar with. All I have been able to glean so far is that in Ohio, I am responsible for the lines that come on to my property. I cannot confirm, however, that a person whom has personally been responsible for design building and testing systems and equipment that were far more demanding and complex than household electric, gas and water, is politically and legally prevented from performing this required line maintenance or repair. Can anyone tell me the scoop?