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Old 10-01-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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I am located in the township of Brookhaven in NY. We need to run a new line from the meter up to the top of my house where the electric company comes in. I have two licensed electricians looking at this. The lines are now attached to a piece of wood going through the overhang of my roof. The one electrician wants to use a plastic conduit. The other says that to be in code, we have to use a metal one. Does anyone know for sure?
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Most service risers are built with ridged metal conduit. The reasons are obvious. But since you are in NY, I must let someone familiar with your area answer your question.

I would personally NEVER use PVC for a service riser. Strength would be my concern.

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You could try calling the power company. They're the ones that will be making the decision to tie in.
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Most service risers are built with ridged metal conduit. The reasons are obvious. But since you are in NY, I must let someone familiar with your area answer your question.

I would personally NEVER use PVC for a service riser. Strength would be my concern.

Same here only use Schedule 80 PVC on power poles for Mobile Homes. If the drop is connected to the over hang like you say Pvc is ok where we are not sure in NY. Point of attachment can't be less than (10 ft) above finished grade.
  1. 230.50 (b)(1)Service Cables. Service cables, where subject to physical
  2. damage, shall be protected by any of the following:
  3. (1) Rigid metal conduit
  4. (2) Intermediate metal conduit

  5. (3) Schedule 80 PVC conduit
  6. (4) Electrical metallic tubing
  7. (5) Other approved means

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If this will be a mast, where the riser supports the service drop, then it must be rigid metal. Many years ago under LILCO the minimum size was 2-1/2".
I assume this is what you are talking about.
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Yes, this will support the service drop. So far from what I've read, I'm going to fire the electrician who wants to use PVC and $1300 for labor and hire the guy who wants to use a metal conduit and charge $1000 for labor.
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Yes, this will support the service drop. So far from what I've read, I'm going to fire the electrician who wants to use PVC and $1300 for labor and hire the guy who wants to use a metal conduit and charge $1000 for labor.
If Drop will be supported by the Riser like Speedy Petey said the it needs to be rigid metal. Sounds like you made a good decision.


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